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Venetian Blinds - A Buyers Guide

Venetian Blinds - A Buyers Guide

Venetian blinds. Alongside roller blinds and vertical blinds, they are one of the most popular window blind options on the market today. For households seeking either a contemporary or classic look, Venetian blinds offer versatility. Whether you’ve already settled on this design or are in the process of researching, we’ve got you covered. This Buyers Guide will highlight their benefits and suitability to different rooms. 

What are Venetian blinds? 

Out of all the options available, Venetian blinds have one of the most distinctive looks. They are made up of several horizontal slats. Generally, these will be manufactured from wood or aluminium. All slats sit within a corded frame that can be lowered or raised using a pull string. Additionally, the slats can be pivoted to different angles in unison. This gives you greater control over light, allowing you to diminish or increase it very precisely. 

Benefits of Venetian blinds

There are many reasons why homeowners choose to bring Venetian window blinds into their home:

Low Cost - Venetian blinds, particularly those made of aluminium, are very low-cost. 

Exceptional Light Control - These blinds can be rolled up, completely out of the way if you’re looking to optimise on the light. Equally, the slats can be rotated to exactly suit your needs

Colourful - Aluminium Venetian blinds can be finished in a variety of colours. Equally, wooden blinds can be stained or painted to suit the other furniture items in your home. 

Easy to maintain - Due to the materials used, Venetian blinds can be easily cleaned. Simply dust them regularly or wipe them clean. 

Suitable for moisture-rich environments - Aluminium blinds won’t become damaged or prone to mould if used in bathrooms or kitchens. 

Hard Wearing - Wood Venetian blinds are durable and can last for many years to come. 

Different styles of Venetian blind

The type of Venetian blind that you choose will depend on the type of window, the room and your own individual requirements. There are three main factors to consider here - material, slat size and style. 


Our Venetian blinds are manufactured from aluminium. They are powder-coated to maintain their colour, even after extensive sun exposure. These blinds are lightweight, easy to install and available in a wide variety of colours. Equally, this waterproof material won’t become damaged in moisture-rich environments and can be wiped clean. 

You can also get wooden Venetian blinds. These are made similarly but using a variety of woods. If you’re looking for a more traditional style and one in keeping with a specific interior design, this is the option for you. 

Slat Size

At Lifestyle Blinds, we manufacture Venetian blinds in 25mm, 35mm and 50mm slat widths. Your choice largely comes down to personal preference. However, take into account the following things:

  1. How big is your window? Large windows work well with thinner slats as they can accommodate the additional detail. On smaller windows and in smaller rooms, this may look fussy and over-the-top
  2. How much light do you need? Smaller slats provide more gaps for light to get through. In contrast, larger slats are perfect for creating a more intimate space that blocks out more light.
  3. What direction does your window face? If it’s North or East-facing, smaller slats will allow you to get more light into a space. 
  4. Consider how much privacy you need. Smaller slats will cover up more of a window - ideal for bedrooms or bathrooms. In contrast, larger slats mean you’ll be able to open up the room to the outdoors. 


As with any window blind, there are a range of styles available to choose from. Most of these are aesthetic and your decision should help to elevate the look of your room. At Lifestyle Blinds, we offer 9 different styles which you can learn more about below. 

  • Brushed Effect - Our Brushed Effect Venetian Blinds have a slightly textured finish as if the colour has been brushed on to each slat individually. 
  • Patterned - If you’re looking to play with patterns and prints in your home, the Patterned range has a variety of styles, such as stripes. 
  • Stardust Effect - For a touch of glamour, our Stardust Blinds have a gentle shimmer running through the colour on each slat. 
  • Gloss Finish - As the name suggests, our Gloss Finish Venetian Blinds have a shiny, polished surface. 
  • Perforated - Here, each slat has perforated holes set into it, allowing more light to flow through. They also give a unique, industrial finish. 
  • Textured Finish - Another option for those seeking textures, these Venetian blinds have a mottled finish. 
  • Matt Finish - A contrast to our gloss styles, these have a flat, matt finish that works beautifully in many contemporary spaces. 
  • Plain - Simple and elegant, our plain Venetian blinds are always a popular choice.
  • Wood Effect - And finally, an option for those seeking classic styles but wanting something practical too. These blinds are finished to look like wood with an easier-to-clean surface and less risk of moisture damage. 

Choosing the right Venetian blind for your home is something that we can help you with here at Lifestyle Blinds. If you have any questions or need additional support, please get in contact with the team here today.