Venetian blinds are one of the most popular blinds types that Expression Blinds wors with, and it’s not hard to see why – they have a timeless appeal, incredible versatility, and the ability to provide both privacy and light control, all at a very reasonable price point. If you’re thinking of choosing venetian blinds for your home or business, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Venetian blinds are available in different materials, including wood, aluminium, and PVC. Each material has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Wood venetian blinds offer a natural and warm aesthetic, while aluminium blinds are sleek, modern, and easy to maintain. PVC blinds are an affordable and durable option, perfect for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms or kitchens. Consider the style of your space, maintenance requirements, and budget when selecting the material – your fitter can help you with any information you need here.
Venetian blinds come in various slat widths, typically ranging from 1 inch to 2.5 inches. The width of the slats can have a significant impact on the overall appearance and functionality of the blinds – narrower slats provide a more contemporary and sleek look, while wider slats offer a classic and bold statement. Additionally, wider slats allow more light to enter when tilted, while narrower slats offer greater privacy when tilted open. Consider the style and purpose of the room when choosing the slat width.
One of the main advantages of venetian blinds is their ability to precisely control light entering through a window, and different slat widths in your blinds can help to tailor the level of control to suit your needs. If you want to maximize natural light, opt for blinds with wider slats, as they allow more light to filter through when the blinds are open. However, if you need to create a darker environment, choose blinds with narrower slats or consider options with a blackout lining for more total control.
Venetian blinds offer excellent privacy control. The ability to tilt the slats at various angles allows you to control the view from outside while still allowing natural light to enter. For enhanced privacy, consider blinds with smaller slats and a tight closure when fully lowered. Additionally, choosing blinds with a privacy or perforated option allows you to maintain privacy while still enjoying some natural light.
Colour and Finish
Venetian blinds come in a wide range of colours and finishes, allowing you to match or complement your existing decor. Consider the colour scheme of your room and whether you want the blinds to blend in or make a statement. Neutral colours such as white, beige, or grey are versatile and can easily adapt to different styles. Alternatively, bold colours or wood finishes can add character and warmth to your space. Your fitter will have a variety of samples to show you during your free consultation, so make sure to take full advantage of that and compare the samples to your room and décor!
Venetian blinds can be manually operated with cords or can be motorized for added convenience and safety. Motorized blinds allow you to control the blinds with a remote, an app, or even voice commands, offering ease of use, especially for hard-to-reach windows or large installations. If you have young children or pets, consider cordless options to eliminate potential safety hazards.
Maintenance and Durability
If you have a busy lifestyle or specific cleaning preferences, then the durability of your blinds may be a make-or-break factor in choosing the right ones. In general, Venetian blinds are very hardy and easy to maintain – aluminium and PVC blinds are resistant to moisture and stains and just wipe clean, while wood blinds may need occasional polishing or dusting. In areas of particularly high humidity or very bright sunlight, PVC may be the safest bet.
Depending on budget, you may want to opt for different options to make sure you get the best result – you fitter can provide detailed information during your consultation, or you can phone our head office to talk through the budget options available. Whatever your price point, we’ll make sure you get the best possible blinds solution!
Can Expression Blinds Offer Other Blinds Types?
Expression Blinds have been providing blinds in the North and North West for more than 10 years, and we’re pleased to have a huge range to offer our customers – in addition to venetian blinds, we also offer:
And plenty more!
The links above link to full pages where you can learn more about the different sorts of blinds, shutters and films available from Expression Blinds. If you’d rather talk to us directly about what you need, you can also give us a call on 0161 241 9686 or click on over to the Contact Us page on this site to send us a message!
In addition to the blinds choices above, we can also fit curtains, shutters (including wooden plantation shutters), and window films, giving you unlimited flexibility in how you choose to finish your windows.
All of our jobs start with a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert fitters, where they can take all the measurements necessary and look at your space with an expert eye, making any recommendations you need to help you find the perfect solution for your patio doors, French doors, or windows. They can also help you to learn more about all the available options, and provide a quote in writing on that same day. We NEVER employ commission-based salespeople, so your blinds fitter will not try to make a sale for the sake of it – they are only there to make sure you get the best result you can.
Can I Buy Blinds Online?
In addition to fitting custom blinds ourselves, Expression Blinds also have an online sales portal where you can buy blinds online!
We have a range of blinds available, and all you need to do is take a few measurements to ensure they fit, then order them online using the button below.
Once they’ve arrived, you can fit them as you would any other blinds – they should fit fantastically, and by doing to fitting yourself, you’ll get the quality and customization of an Expression Blinds job at a lower price. If that sounds like a good deal to you, follow the link and take a look at our online order range today!
What Will My Free Consultation Be Like?
Our blinds fitters aren’t employed on commission – they have only one priority, and that is helping you to get the best blinds for your needs.
To make sure that they can do that effectively, we always begin our work by sending one of our fitters out for a free consultation, which can be sorted out at a date and time that suits you over on our Contact Us page. Once you’ve got the date and time arranged, your fitter will arrive to assess your space, look at your windows or doors, and talk to you about what you need.
This is one of the most important parts of our work: by really getting an understanding of your needs and wants, your fitter can provide you with all of the options to achieve your goals in a way that will look great. They can provide recommendations based on their experience, talk you through the different ways that you could accomplish your goals, and take any necessary measurements to ensure a perfect fit, so your blinds or shutters will provide the perfect result.
Once you’ve decided what you want, they will provide you with a written quote that same day, so you’ll know that the price is set and fixed – there are no unexpected charges and no surprise extra fees with Expression Blinds!
Where We’re Based
Expression Blinds is based out of our workshop in Lymm, Cheshire. We’ve been providing blinds of all kinds all across the North West for more than a decade, and we can go as far as Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester, Chester, Blackburn, Stockport, Wigan & St Helens. Don’t stress if your town isn’t on that list, either – just get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to get to you!
Looking For More Information On Venetian Blinds? Contact Expression Blinds Today!
If you need some more information on venetian blinds, or you’d just like to speak to a professional before you make a decision, then you can reach our head office at any time via the Contact Us page or give us a call on 0161 241 9686 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We’d be happy to help!