For those looking for a workable alternative to curtains and nets, blinds are a widely varied and user friendly solution. However, with so many types and styles currently flooding the market, it can be difficult to decide which type of blinds to choose. Though all have their strengths, a particular favourite of interior designers up and down the country presently is the Venetian blind.
A fantastic way to control the amount of light entering a room whilst also ensuring complete privacy from nosy neighbours, Venetian blinds are perfect for overlooked residential properties or glass partition office spaces. The horizontal slats which make up the blinds are controlled by a unique louver system which allows them to be turned to any angle, giving the user complete control.
Not only are Venetian blinds highly functional, but they are also extremely desirable on a purely decorative level. Their sharp edged linear qualities make Venetian blinds the perfect choice in the modern home. Fans of the minimal will love them for their no nonsense, unfussy appearance.
Venetian blinds are most commonly available with metal, wooden slats, and though both formats are equally striking, their effects are very different. For a cool industrial look, metal blinds are perfect. They add a chic sophistication to any room and are ideal for those wanting to recreate that city loft apartment look without the hassle of moving to New York.
Alternatively, for anyone who wants to add a little warmth to their home whilst maintaining a modern edge, wooden slat Venetian blinds are just the ticket. As natural and non metallic material, wood will always add richness and a comforting element of nature, whilst the clean cut design will keep your home looking bang up to date.
Both metal and wooden blinds are obviously very durable and long lasting are therefore a great choice for those with youngsters or pets in the family, and also for busy workplaces. They require minimal upkeep and can be quickly wiped down or drawn up to allow access to the window when it needs a little cleaning.
Venetian blinds are also available in a fabric finish. The beauty of fabric blinds is that unlike wood and metal, they are available in a virtually limitless number of colours and cloths and are therefore virtually guaranteed to fit into any interior scheme. Obviously they also have a much softer look and feel to them, meaning they are much more discrete and safe as an option- remember too many statement pieces in one room can cause your furniture and fittings to fight for attention creating an overly busy and showy feel. Sure it’s a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason- less really is more.
Venetian blinds are the perfect choice for the modern home; both practical and contemporary they are an ever popular choice amongst today’s style conscious homeowner. Easily hung within minutes, needing no expertise, they give instant gratification and will prove to be a shrewd buy for the ever changing household.