What’s The Difference Between Vertical And Venetian Blinds?
Vertical or Venetian? What’s the difference between them, and how do you choose?
Both vertical and venetian blinds are ideal for situations where you need shade and privacy but don’t want to lose too much light.
Vertical Blinds are available in a variety of different fabrics – from Voile (to maximise light) –
– to textured, and patterned fabrics to add interest.
If you are looking for privacy and a good night’s sleep, go for a blackout option. Other options include fire retardant with special sun control coatings to make an office or home environment much more comfortable.
Bright colours and alternating louvres give a hip modern look to kitchens:
Whilst rich chenille and silk fabrics, give a sumptuous look to living and dining areas.
The blinds hang vertically, meaning that they don’t catch dust, so require no cleaning. However, if pets or children do touch the fabric, most materials are now machine washable, and the Louvres can be washed.
The drawback with Vertical Blinds is that they take up space on the window sill, so you are unable to use the sill for plants or ornaments. When they stack back, part of the window is covered.
Venetian Blinds are available in Wood or Aluminium, in a fabulous range of colours and slat sizes.
Aluminium Venetians are so fine, that when flat they almost disappear from view, whilst the wood blinds, are luxuriously thick. They take up little space on the sill, allowing for photo frames or plants to remain on the sill, and when drawn up, the window view is not obscured.
Choose Aluminium blinds in a simple white or grey for a contemporary, minimal look, Or a pop of Orange or Teal to brighten up a dull room, and perforated or textured slats add a modern twist to a classic room.
Wood slats are available in a beautiful range of natural wood colours, or painted in a choice of tasteful white and natural shades – or even vivid hot pinks and lime green.
They can be supplied with a contrasting or matching woven tape, to give a soft and stylish look to living areas.
The drawback with venetian blinds is that being horizontal, they catch the dust. Regular cleaning with a feather duster or anti-static wipes is the answer.
Venetian blinds are not blackout – although the addition of tapes to a wood blind will darken a room considerably, and give total privacy.
Either way – whether Vertical or Venetian Blinds appeal to you – if you choose Norwich Sunblinds we offer a completely free, no-obligation, measure and quotation service.
The blinds are made by us – so we can offer a bespoke solution to your needs, cutting around skirting boards, making blinds to fit unusual shapes, and in any combination of colours to suit you.
We will check for obstructions, window handles, tilting windows etc, and we will offer solutions to ensure you have a perfectly fitted working blind of your choice, that you will admire for years to come.