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Why are venetians so popular?

Venetians have been a popular choice since the 1700s

Lets face it when we all think of venetians we probably have the same thought…They must have come from Venice! But Venetian blinds actually originate from Persia in the 1700s and since then have been a popular choice of window covering.

Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through trade in the East and brought them back to Venice and Paris. 

Originally Venetian blinds had fixed slats and were crafted out of wood and stained to requirements tied together with strips of cloth ribbon.

In 1769 the Venetian blind was patented by Edward Bevan – Piccadilly, Londoncarpenter and blind maker he charged at the rate of one shilling per sq. ft. . 

In 1841 John Hampson invented the mechanism for angling slats. Hunter douglas made the first aluminum Venetian blind in 1946.

But why are they so popular?

Present day...

Venetians continue to be one of the most popular products on the Blind market.  Available in PVC, Real wood or Aluminium with a wide range of slat colours and sizes theres something that is suitable for everyones needs so its not hard to understand why they are so popular. 

Venetian blinds are a great way to control the light in your room! No need to just have them opened or closed you can adjust the slats to control fully the amount of light you let in! 

Perfect for privacy without losing light! 

Fauxwood Venetians

  • Fauxwood Venetians are made of PVC and are the most popular choice of our Customers for venetians.
  • Moisture Resistant – Ideal for Bathrooms & Kitchens
  • Available in 14 different colours
  • Available in 35 & 50MM Slats
  • Choice of tape colours
  • Affordable
  • Easy to maintain

Sunwood Venetians

  • Made from real wood 
  • Available in 25mm, 35mm & 50mm
  • 13 wood colours to choose from
  • Sourced from sustainable forests
  • Best for areas that get alot of sunlight

Aluminium Venetians

  • 130 colourways -Neutral to Bold
  • Unique finishes – Striped prints, brushed textures and smoothly matted slats.
  • Moisture Resistant
  • 25mm is the most popular slat size but are also available in 35mm and 50mm

So all in all Venetian blinds are a practical yet stylish addition to any home! If you’re thinking about venetians for your windows why not contact us or pop into our showroom!

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