Aluminium vs Timber Venetian Blinds: Make your Right Choice

Shane McGeorge - Thursday, December 12, 2019


Venetian blinds refer to blinds that use slates stacked horizontally on top of each other and can rotate 180 degrees. The slats are attached to chords that hold them up and strings that control their direction of movement. If you are looking for modern sophistication with a touch of the classics, Venetian blinds should be on your list.

What are Aluminium and Timber Venetian Blinds?

Our blinds allow you to rotate the slats up and down to control the light entering a room. In terms of fitting, you can have the blinds recessed or face-fitted by installing them in the window frame or on the architrave. If you often leave your windows open, our Venetian blinds have a pin and bracket system at the bottom, which you can use to lock the blinds down. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock both aluminium and timber Venetian blinds to give you a variety of window treatments to choose from.

What Are the Differences between Aluminium and Timber Venetian Blinds?

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

As the name suggests, these blinds are made from aluminium. They are elegant and provide a minimalist approach to window styling. The slats shut completely to lockout light and can rotate up and down to control light entry. Aluminium is a highly durable material requiring minimal maintenance. With these blinds, all you need is a little water and dusting to keep the blinds clean. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock Privasee Aluminium Venetian Blinds, which complement any room.

Features and Benefits of Aluminium Venetian Blinds

  • Highly durable because they are made from aluminium.
  • Low maintenance blinds.
  • Easy to clean. A wet cloth is enough to clean aluminium blinds.
  • Aluminium blinds lower your energy bill by controlling the amount to sunlight entering your house, which in turn reduces your heating or cooling costs.
  • Waterproof and can be used in high humidity areas such as baths and laundries.

When to Use Aluminium Venetian Blinds

With our brand of aluminium Venetian blinds, you can have brightly coloured and metallic-finished blinds to match a painted room's style. Aluminium blinds are ideal for any office setting thanks to their minimalistic finish. They are also suitable for baths and laundries or any areas exposed to high humidity.

Timber Venetian Blinds

At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock two brands of Timber Venetian Blinds. Our Hampton Timber Venetian Blinds range is made from real timber. We also have our Whitefield Timber Venetian range, which is made from polystyrene. Both blinds offer a beautiful wooden finish.

Features and Benefits of Timber Venetian Blinds

  • Wood is a natural insulator, and by using timber blinds, you naturally insulate your home. In the summer, the wood keeps the warm air out, and in the winter, it keeps the warm air in.
  • You will control your energy bill by regulating the amount of heat and light entering the house.
  • Timber blinds provide noise insulation. If you live on a noisy street, closing these blinds will assist in shutting out the noise.
  • The wood is stained to expose the natural grain and match the wooden finishes in your home.

When to Use Timber Venetian Blinds

If you have a craftsman home with a display of wooden features on the ceilings, floors, windows, doors, walls, and kitchen boards, timber Venetian blinds will complement the design. These shutter blinds also blend well with wood furnishings such as furniture and flooring. Coupled with light sheers, they provide a great backdrop on the windows.

Venetian Blinds at Dollar Curtains + Blinds

Best of all, your aluminium and timber venetian blinds will be custom-made to your exact measurements by Dollar Curtains + Blinds through our Free In-Home Measure and Quote. You can also reach any of our stores through a phone call, and our Interior Consultants will be more than happy to assist you.


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