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Venetian Blinds

If you are looking for a versatile window covering, Venetian blinds may be the answer. Though the early Venetian blinds were closer to 50 millimeters, or 2 inches, they come in a wide range of sizes, starting with mini-blinds (about 3/4 inch) and going up to a wide blind of almost 5 inches (120 mm). One advantage of Venetian blinds is that you can combine them with other window treatments to great just the look you want.

Venetian blinds are one of the most common styles of blinds that are available. The term Venetian blinds is a wide sweeping term that includes many different kinds of horizontal blinds. The blinds can be made of metal, vinyl, wood, or many other materials. They were thought to have first been created around 1770 in Venice, Italy, although improvements have been made to them since then.

Venetian blinds describe the style of blind that you are considering. Venetian blinds have slats that move up and down to open or close the blinds. This is commonly done by using a corded mechanism, but there are motored mechanisms available as well. The slats overlap when the blinds are closed to help prevent light from coming in and to increase your privacy. The slats of Venetian blinds can range from 50mm (50 millimeter equals about 1.97 inches) to 120mm (4.72 inches), but the most common size slats are 50mm. Mini-blinds are also available with slat sizes as small as 19mm (.75 inches).

Venetian blinds are extremely versatile and you will be able to find a blind that will go with just about any decorating style. This is great for consumers who like the privacy that blinds give them without the heavy look of drapes or curtains. The versatility and wide price range of Venetian blinds makes them a popular choice for consumers around the world. No matter what colors or design that you have in your home, you are sure to find a Venetian blind that will make your windows part of the decorating scheme as well.

Cleaning Venetian blinds is not as difficult as some people might think. Keeping them dusted regularly (at least once per week) will help keep most of the dirt and dust off of them, but sometimes the blinds will need more cleaning than merely dusting. Prior to removing the blinds from the window, you need to open the slats of the blinds to make them easier to clean when you take them down. Cover the bottom of the bathtub with a couple of towels and run about 6 inches of water in the tub along with some mild dishwashing detergent. Lower the blinds into the bathtub and clean each slat with a wet washcloth. After all of the slats have been cleaned, you need to drain the soapy water from the tub and rinse the blinds with clear, cool water. Make sure that you rinse the blinds completely. You can turn the shower on and leave the blinds in the tub for about five minutes to rinse them. After your blinds are rinsed, you need to stand the blinds on their end for 10 minutes and then stand
them on the other end for 10 more minutes. This will help to remove some of the excess water. Hang the blinds up and let them continue drying. This will make your blinds clean and dirt free.

Venetian blinds are a wonderful choice for a room that needs to be darkened for sleeping during the day as well. It is important, however, to make sure that the slats close fully and that the slats come up entirely to the top to help keep most of the light out of your room. With a little research and some observation skills, you are sure to find the Venetian blinds that are right for your room.

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