Does Your Home Feel Dark and Gloomy?

Too often, it's easy to pile on window treatments that make a room feel dark and gloomy - but here's an instant way to brighten up any room.




While I'm probably giving my age away here, but I'm one of those people that loves sheer curtains - also known as net curtains. I find that these curtains are wonderful for letting in lots of natural light while preventing my overlooking neighbours from seeing what goes on in my rooms, and particularly the bedroom! Unfortunately it's not easy to find nice sheers any more and it appears that these are now old fashioned. However, another option that allows light into a home, and that can control the amount of light, as well as give you complete privacy, is aluminium blinds.











Dating back over 300 years, venetian blinds have been used to control light and regulate air flow, and today, blinds are just as popular and have evolved into an easy, affordable solution with a variety of style to choose from.



If you’re looking for a way to brighten up a gloomy room or space in your home, or are in the process of updating the decor of your home, you might want to consider venetian blinds as an option. In this article we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of venetian blinds to help you make the right decision.



Venetian blinds offer affordable style

Venetian blinds are an affordable solution for any window size and you can install venetian blinds in any room in a home. Not only affordable, venetian blinds offer a low maintenance window treatment that allows you to control your light and privacy levels.





Venetian blinds are versatile

Venetian blinds are one of the most popular types of blinds and are well suited for almost any room and window size. They are made up of horizontal aluminium slats, arranged one above the other, with the slats held in place with cords.









An added benefit of having venetian blinds made to measure, is that they can be fitted to any window size- large or small. This gives you freedom to fit these blinds to rooms where privacy is of the utmost importance.



Venetian blinds protect your furnishings and fittings

For windows that let in a lot of natural sunlight, venetian blinds can be installed to protect your upholstered or wood furniture from the harmful effect of UV rays, as well as laminate floors. Direct sunlight can bleach and destroy fabrics and surfaces over time, and simply by changing the angle of venetian blinds you can control the amount of sunlight without blocking out natural light. 





Advantages of installation venetian blinds

  • Allow you to control light and privacy levels.
  • Versatile and easy to install and operate.
  • Low maintenance window treatment for all size of windows.
  • Available in multiple colours, either ready-made or made-to-measure.
  • Offers a uniform window treatment throughout a home.








Disadvantages of venetian blinds

  • When installing venetian blinds is in a toddlers nursery or bedroom. In these situations, it is important to look at cord height and placement to ensure that young children cannot access the fastenings.
  • Care needs to be taken when cleaning blinds, either while still mounted or if removed for cleaning.   








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