Ultimate Guide to Venetian Blinds

Ultimate Guide to Venetian Blinds

What are Venetian blinds?

Venetian blinds are a popular type of indoor blind, made from slim, horizontal slats.

These blinds are one of the most versatile blind options for your home, as well as one of the most affordable options, a perfect blind for new homes, or for sticking to a budget

The benefits of Venetian blinds

  • A material option to suit any room in your home
  • Increased privacy
  • Durable
  • Very affordable
  • Two size options – choose from a thin or thicker slat (the thicker slat gives the look of a shutter)
  • Easy to use

Types of Venetian blind materials

There are three types of materials to choose from when selecting the right Venetian blinds for your home. Each has their own benefits, and are best suited for certain areas of your home.


Aluminium Venetian blinds are one of the most durable blind options on the market. These blinds are sturdy, water resistant and suitable for installation anywhere in your home, including wet areas like your bathroom, laundry, or kitchen.

For more information on choosing the best blinds for wet areas, head to our blog!


Timber Venetians are a delicate window covering, which should only be installed in bedrooms, offices or living areas.

If Timber Venetians come into contact with water, it causes the wood grains to swell, which will warp your blind slats and weaken them.

PVC Venetian blinds: Timber-look and Woodlux blinds

There are two options for Venetians if you’re after a PVC option. These are the Woodlux blind and the Timber-look nova blind.

If you’re after a wood finished Venetian blind for a wet area or as a kitchen blind, either of these two PVC options are the best choice, as they can withstand humidity and water contact much more than tradtional timber.

Our Timber-look Venetian blinds also come complete with a 70mm pelmet fascia to ensure that the blinds are neat and stylish when installed.

Want white timber blinds in your home? Our white Woodlux blinds make an affordable and durable alternative. These PVC Venetian blinds are also available in an off-white shade of Pearl.

When it comes to the size of the blades, two different widths are available: 50mm and 63mm.

If you like the look of shutters, choosing the 63mm Venetians blinds will give you the look of these window coverings for a much lower price!

How to measure for Venetian blinds

Installing DIY Venetian blinds is very straightforward when you follow our step by step guide!

Find our handy measuring guide and installation steps on our blog.

Are Venetians better inside or outside the recess?

Venetian blinds can be installed inside or outside the window recess, or architrave. However, we recommend choosing a recess fit for these blinds.

A recess fit means your Venetians will sit within the recess with a snug fit. This helps to keep them neat and tidy within the recess and also helps with insulation as the tight fit helps to reduce the amount of heat gain or loss from within your home.

How to clean Venetian blinds

PVC Timber-look Venetians are also incredibly easy to clean. Simply wipe the blind slats with a damp cloth every couple of months to keep the blinds looking as good as new.

To find out more about cleaning your indoor blinds, check out our blog.

How to repair Venetian blinds

If your blind slats need repairing and aren’t broken, there are some methods you can try before going out and replacing your entire blinds.

For our top tips on repairing Venetian blinds, head to our blog.

Motorised Venetian blinds

If you’re after a motorised blind for your windows, Venetian blinds aren’t going to be an option as they can’t yet be motorised. 


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