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How do I Choose the Best Venetian Wooden Blinds?

K. Gierok
K. Gierok

Unlike traditional fabric drapes, which either allow full light or none at all, venetian blinds allow users to bring in a specific amount of light. To choose the best blinds, customers should determine which size blinds are needed. In addition, considering the ideal blind finish and color, individual wooden strip size, and venetian wooden blind cost are also important steps in the selection process. Customers should be aware that the cost associated with buying one blind will often be more than if they plan to buy several of the same blind.

An important step when choosing venetian wooden blinds involves determining what size blinds are necessary. Typically, ideal size can be easily determined by measuring the size of the window or door that will be covered by the blinds. While the width of the blinds is usually always measured, individuals should be sure to also pay special attention to the length of the area. This is important in order to ensure that the blinds will cover the entire space, while at the same time not "pooling" at the bottom of the window or door.

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The finish of the venetian wooden blinds is another consideration that should be kept in mind before settling on a particular product. As with other types of window covering, venetian blinds can be found in a number of colors and finishes. Individuals may want to consider other colors in the room. While wooden blinds usually look nice when they are of a finish similar to that of other wooden furnishings in the room, having blinds that are accent pieces may be just as attractive.

Buyers may also want to consider the size of the individual strips of wood in the venetian wooden blinds. Traditional venetian wooden blinds contain strips that are approximately 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) in width. Other blinds feature strips that are significantly larger. Venetian blinds with these large strips, however, must often be custom ordered, and can take a significant period of time to arrive.

As with other home or office furnishing, the cost of the venetian wooden blinds should be considered. Blinds may vary substantially in price, depending on the size requested, the color or finish, and any specific requirements associated with them. Customers may also want to consider how many blinds are being ordered. In most cases, the larger the order, the less expensive the individual blind.

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