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Retro Style Treatments for your Space

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Retro Window TreatmentsFor 2016, the term Retro Tech is bringing it back as an interior design trend to watch. Similar to domestic tech from the 1960’s the newest technology is created to seamlessly fit in with the furniture of the 1950’s and 1960’s eras. The term “retro” is a reference to any decor of decades past, but more than 20 to 30 years old can be considered vintage. Retro now very much on the rise again, is associated to reflect the designs from 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The mid-1900s having produced some of the most iconic pieces in modern design materials like molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum in industrial design. For that you can credit designers from Saarinen, Niemeyer, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen to name a few. Retro style can be characterized typically by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes.
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Venetian Blinds: A Popular Window Treatment

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: modern window treatments, window blinds, window treatments
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Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds via Flickr: Magnaverd

One of the most commonly used window treatments, Venetian blinds are composed of horizontal slats that can be operated with a drawstring or wand. The drawstring is technically referred to as a cord, and it allows the operator to determine the height of the blinds with a simple tug. The wand serves to open the slats to allow more or less natural light or privacy.

Venetian blinds are typically made of metal or vinyl; however, Venetian blinds are also popular in wood. These blinds are very popular because they afford homeowners and apartment dwellers maximum privacy. With varying degrees of slat opening, availability in miniature form, and wide selection of materials and colors to choose from, many people select Venetian blinds for the bottom line: cost. These blinds can be purchased inexpensively and are also available in more extravagant collections. Read more »

What are Venetian Blinds?

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | Filed under: interior design, Roman shades, Shading systems, window shading, window treatments
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Venetian blinds are a type of window treatment that serves the purpose of blocking out the light and for giving your home the privacy that is desired. Venetian blinds are very popular and found in most homes new and old. A Venetian blind has slatted horizontal strips attached one above another, usually by string in rows. Using a metal or plastic wand is how you normally would open or close the blind slats, and a draw string usually lifts or lowers the blinds in whole. Venetian blinds are usually made of metal of vinyl.

Venetian blinds can come in a mini blind form, which has real narrow slats, often used to make a tighter connection and keep more light out. Other types of Venetian blinds are wooden Venetian blinds, window Venetian blinds, and vertical Venetian blinds. You can, also, find custom Venetian blinds, and plastic Venetian blinds.

No matter which type of Venetian blind you choose you can count on privacy if you choose these simple blinds. One would have to be at your window looking for cracks to peer into your window to see in your home, unless your blinds were left open by someone in your home. Venetian blinds allow for a dark room if closed tightly. Another added benefit of these blind types is that they’re an affordable option with many color options available as well.

Venetian blinds have a few drawbacks but these drawbacks are few. Being Venetian blinds are slatted horizontally, they can be dust collectors. Venetian blinds aren’t usually a beautiful site but they’re very functional. Venetian blinds are very easy to install, but it is vital you measure Venetian blinds. If they don’t fit your window’s measurements you will have to take a trip back to the store for an exchange. Lightweight Venetian blinds are damaged easily. A child pulling the cord to hard can mean you have repairs to do sooner then if you purchased a quality Venetian blind. Making sure you purchase a sturdy option will fix this. In the end, Venetian blinds are a great pick for the home.