Venetian blinds are a type of window coverings, found on the inside of a window. They are useful in blocking out external light (hence the name blinds) as well as hiding the inside space of the building from the external viewing.
Venetian blinds are slatted, consisting of a number of long horizontal strips attached in rows. Today, venetian blinds are made of metal or vinyl. Strings are usually connected with the slats. When the slats are parallel with the windowsill, they allow light to pass through them. Again, when the slats are turned flat, they block the light. A rotating metal or plastic piece found on the upper corner of the blind are used to turn the slats. The string or a pull is used to raise the blinds.
There was a time when exterior venetian blinds were installed only in commercial building like showrooms. These blinds were mainly used to enhance the security of the building rather than for their aesthetic purposes. Now, these same venetian blinds are being re-engineered so that the exterior wood blinds can also be used in homes.
The advantages of exterior venetian blinds are as follows:
- Venetian Blinds give you light control
One of the most important advantages of venetian blinds is that they give you immense control on how much light enters the room. The blinds also give you absolute control over your privacy. To adjust the amount of sunlight entering the room you can angle the blades to full open or full close. Similarly, if you want maximum sunlight you can draw the blinds completely. The ability to open and close these blinds as you like means that you have absolute control over your privacy.
- Low Maintenance
As compared to other blinds, venetian blinds do not require much maintenance. All you have to do is use a duster or a damp cloth to wipe the dust from time to time. There is no need to wash these blinds to make them look great.
- Versatile Design
Venetian blinds will look great in any home regardless of whether it is a country house or an ultra modern home. These blinds are available in different materials and widths. They can be made of a number of materials ranging from aluminum, timber or PVC. These blinds can come in narrow width blades to large wide blades. You can choose blinds of the right material and width to suit your window or home décor. Venetian blinds are also available in a wide range of colors. You can also opt for natural timber finishes if the natural beauty of timber appeals to you.
- Easy to install
Venetian blinds are easy to install. They come in a wide variety of sizes to suit the most standard window sizes or any customized window that you may have. This simple means that you do not have to worry about blinds not fitting your window. You can either install these blinds yourself or get these blinds installed professionally.
Venetian blinds have a timeless appeal and enhance the décor of any home from a simple country house to an ultra modern home. They are also more durable as compared to other blinds and require very little maintenance.