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Are Venetian Blinds Right for Your Home?

When you’re refurnishing a property or redecorating a room, it’s important to consider every element of the décor. The window dressings you choose will have a major impact on the ambience, feel and functionality of a room. Due to this, you’ll want to ensure you choose the right blinds or curtains for the environment.

Venetian blinds are always a popular choice, particularly in a residential setting. With endless options and modifications available, they give you the opportunity to create a truly bespoke feel. However, this isn’t the only advantage associated with Venetian blinds. To learn more, take a look at some of the benefits they offer:

1. Complete control

The unique design of Venetian blinds gives you complete control over lighting, privacy and air flow. As well as opening or closing the blinds, you can adjust the slats too. Closing the blinds while leaving the slats open maintains your privacy but still allows natural light and fresh air to flow into the room, for example. Alternatively, closing both the blinds and the slats enables you to block out the light and maintain the temperature in the room.

This level of control is unique to Venetian blinds, so it’s not something you’ll find on other styles or designs. While most other types of blinds are simply ‘open’ or ‘close’, the added control offered with Venetian blinds means they’re perfect for both daytime and night-time use.

2. Versatility

Venetian blinds are available in wood and faux wood materials, which means there are plenty of options to choose from. Wood Venetian blinds can be finished naturally or painted, so it’s easy to complement your décor with your new window treatments. The addition of decorative tapes and matching pull cords and valances ensures a cohesive and unified design throughout a room or, indeed, the entire property.

A wide range of colours ensures your wood Venetian blinds are available in classic styles and contemporary hues. Whether you’re furnishing a country cottage or redesigning a modern, luxury apartment, wood Venetian blinds can be the ultimate accessory.

At Smart Blinds, we understand the importance of using environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. That’s why we only use wood sourced from sustainable forests to create our Venetian blinds. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly range that doesn’t compromise on quality or style, why not talk to our team today?

Of course, wooden blinds aren’t your only option when it comes to Venetian blinds. Our faux wood range is created from PVC yet still retains the realistic, grained texture of wood. Choose from silk, wood grain or high shine finishes to complement your interior design. Faux wood Venetian blinds look stunning in any environment but they’re a particularly great choice for rooms with high moisture or water levels. In kitchens or bathrooms, for example, faux wood Venetian blinds won’t be damaged or weathered by the extra moisture.

3. Motorised options

If you’re creating a smart home, choosing motorised blinds is the ultimate way to complete your project. At Smart Blinds, we offer standalone motorised systems, so you can install a bespoke motorised blind system with controls of your choice.
Alternatively, we can integrate motorised Venetian blinds into your existing smart home system. If you already have home automation installed, adding motorised blinds to it ensures you can control your entire environment at the touch of a button.

Don’t forget – if you already have automated blinds installed, you aren’t stuck with the same design forever. Our experienced technicians can install new blinds while retaining your existing automated system. This minimises costs and ensures you can update your blinds as often as you like, while still retaining your existing automated system.

If you’re installing a new motorisation system, there are numerous setups to choose from. Venetian blinds are a particularly good choice for automation as the motor is hidden within the blind track itself. This discreet placement means the motor cannot be seen and ensures that the beauty and quality of your blinds remains the focus.

4. Customisation

When you choose Venetian blinds from Smart Blinds, they’re always made-to-measure. Whether you’re dressing standard sized windows or uniquely shaped panes, we’ll ensure your new blinds are a perfect fit.

As well as offering Venetian blinds in both wood and faux wood materials, we have an extensive range of colours and finishes to choose from. We can even create bespoke colour systems to match your existing décor, so there really are no limits when it comes to finding the perfect window dressings for your home.

Free Professional Venetian Blind Installation

Installing new blinds can be trickier than it looks. As well as accessing hard to reach areas above window frames, you’ll need to account for discrepancies in the smoothness of the wall or the straightness of your windowpanes. Over time, it’s not uncommon for houses to ‘settle’ or ‘move’, which means window frames might not be completely horizontal. If you don’t account for this when installing window dressings, they will inevitably be off centre and/or look lopsided. As well as affecting the appearance of your new blinds, this could impact their functionality too.

With professional blind installation, however, you can avoid the potential hassle of trying to fit new blinds yourself. Our experienced installers will arrange a time that’s convenient for you and will handle the entire project from start to finish.

What’s more – we offer a free measuring service too. This means all you have to do is choose the style, colour and finish of your blinds and we’ll take care of measuring the relevant areas and installing your blinds once they’ve been created to order. With free, professional measuring and installation, adorning your home with bespoke Venetian blinds really couldn’t be easier.

Contact Smart Blinds Today

To find out more about our professional blind installation services or to learn more about our range of Venetian blinds, contact the team today. Simply call us on 01635 866600 or email us at and we’ll be happy to provide the help you need.


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