Venetian Blinds – A Buyer’s Guide

If you’re looking for a stylish and contemporary alternative to curtains, then Venetian blinds could be the answer. Forget about old images of dingy offices with ugly discoloured plastic blinds. Contemporary blinds come in all materials, shapes and colours.

Sophistication and class

Contemporary Venetian blinds can really make a room look stylish. Imagine the appearance of your living room on a hot summer’s day with your window dressed with white wooden blinds. The room will look cool and relaxing, and if you only lower them halfway across the window, you’ll still be able to appreciate the beauty of the outside environment. Alternatively, if you want a perfect solution for bathroom privacy, then Venetian blinds look good and will protect your modesty.

Modern Venetian blind materials

If you want to enhance a room, wooden blinds might be the answer. You can select the size of the slats, dependent on your needs. The horizontal slats start off at 16 mm, and you can obtain really wide slats that will measure 50mm. It’s entirely up to you and the décor of your room. Venetian blinds are also constructed from metal and come in an assortment of slat sizes. Both wooden and metal blinds come in a wide range of colours and hues and we at Sunset Blinds Edinburgh will do our best to advise you.

Whether you want a new blind for your home office, or feel that a blind is the perfect window covering for your conservatory, you’ll be delighted with the versatility of this product.

The Benefits of Venetian Blinds

One of the main reasons why so many householders select Venetian blinds is that they are very easy to clean. You’ll no longer have to worry about expensive dry cleaning bills if you swap your heavy fabric curtains for blinds, sometimes a wipe with a damp cloth is enough to maintain your blinds. Metal blinds are easy to clean, simply close the slats and wipe them over with a dry cloth or feather duster and then apply a damp cloth if necessary. You can even use a vacuum or steam cleaner on this surface. Wooden blinds are also easy to look after.

The blinds can be dusted down, on a regular basis, or if they are exceptionally dirty you can use a damp cloth. Be careful not to make your cloth too wet and remember never to use detergents on wooden blinds.

Measuring your window

First of all decide whether you want your blinds to hang inside a window recess or cover the window area as a whole. If you are planning to install your blinds yourself then take a metal tape measure and measure the width of the window. Some windows aren’t uniform so take your measurements from three different areas.

Made to measure blinds have to have recess measurements included so that the blinds hang correctly. When measuring the vertical space, again take three different measurements and reduce the measurements by a centimetre so that the blind doesn’t rest on your windowsill. If your window doesn’t have a recess then add an extra 10 cm to your width measurements to ensure that the blinds block the window effectively.

Sunset Blinds Edinburgh provide a full Venetian Blind Service

You could always call in the experts. Sunset Blinds Edinburgh are professionals in the field and we will help you make the best choice for your room. We offer a full made to measure service; we will visit you in your home and provide a free no obligation consultation. Our prices are tailor made and very competitive. Why not take a look and see what some of our satisfied customers have to say about us. We have 25 years experience and we can offer you a complete service. We can:

  • Help you select your blinds

  • Give you with an estimate that will include measuring your windows

  • Provide an expert fitting service

Get in touch today and take advantage of our expertise, and let Edinburgh’s leading blind specialists help you transform your home.