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Venetian blinds are a great choice, as they allow you to carefully control the amount of light entering a room. So if you're considering installing venetian blinds in your home, then take a look at some of the useful guides below.

They cover everything from measuring and fitting advice, as well as details of how to accesorise venetian blinds, plus how to clean and maintain them. Alternatively, if you want more general blind advice or guidance about other types of blinds then take a look at our General Blinds Guide instead.

I want to know everything about venetian blinds

In 95% of windows some kind of window dressing to provide privacy, sun protection and light diffusion, or just simply some degree of design detail is essential; and Venetian blinds are probably the most practical of all kinds of window blinds as they offer all three of the above...

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How to shorten venetian blinds

If you have bought made to measure blinds then you shouldn't need to shorten your venetian blinds. However, it is sometimes more affordable to opt for the ready made option, and make adjustments yourself. This can be less costly but...

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I have heard that Venetian blinds are notoriously hard to clean, which blinds are best for low maintenance and cleaning?

It is true that venetian blinds can be notorious to clean, this is because they have so many working parts, and small inaccessible grooves, cord slots and mechanisms. They also act as dust collectors attracting dirt and grime from the air onto slats, cords and...

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How to fit a venetian blind

Firstly you need to clear your window of any objects and put protective sheets on your sill and surrounding area. Ensure that you have all the relevant tools. The brackets are supplied with the blind along with the child safety mechanism to attach to the wall. The brackets have a...

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Mixing metals: 10 metallic blinds for the modern home

Metallic finishes are perfect for the contemporary, minimalist home. The theme 'Mixing Metals' remains on-trend within the world of interior design. This trend is perfect for every style of home, from traditional to contemporary, and can be achieved with...

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Real wood blinds vs. faux wood blinds

Some people hate window blinds, while others simply love them, and let’s face it, there are many reasons people choose window blinds over curtains. They are generally easier to clean; they are quite often cheaper than good quality lined curtains, and they also tend to...

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How to fix a venetian blind when the slats won’t open or tilt

Blinds can add a touch of class to a window, standing out from curtains which are the common choice with home owners. However because they have a number of moving parts, they can on occasion jam and not work as desired. This is especially true if the blind has been opened and closed on a daily basis over some...

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