Anyone who is familiar with Venetian blinds knows just

how difficult they are to clean, with laterally slatted

strips of plastic with dangling cords that gets on

everyone’s nerves since they always seemed to get in

a tangle. A majority of us can’t find anything uglier

or messier than blinds that hang crooked. Manufacturers

are however, starting to make them more functional, more

attractive, and easier to clean.

The first thing you’ll need to make sure of, is that the

blinds are hung properly, as this will ensure that your

window covering is successful. If your blinds are hung

crooked, then the strings won’t properly act as

pulleys. No matter how pretty they may be, they won’t

be any good if they don’t work properly.

The only time you should use the old fashioned plastic

Venetian blinds is if you are going for more of a retro

look. If you are going for the retro look, it may be

better to consider using the anodized aluminum or

painted silver blinds. These types of blinds tend to

collect less dirt and dust and will help complete the

look better with your retro room.

Most manufacturers are now creating Venetian blinds in

different colors and textures. They do this by

painting, coating, or even anodizing the slats. They

have neon colors, metallic bronze, silver, and even

gold to choose from now.

The boring blinds of the 90s can be found as institutional

window treatments. In the past, when decorating an

office, people would have chosen white or black

blinds to go with the wood decor. Now, you can

choose from shades of olive, burgundy, or even brown.

If your office has more of a sleeker look, you can

even choose a Venetian blind in cherry red or celadon

color.

If you feel that your room is outdated or you just

need to re-decorate and your on a budget, then a new

window treatment may be the answer. Even though

Venetian blinds can be considered outdated, they

can easily be jazzed up with drapes or sheers. If

you are re-decorating a room that it may be hard to

find blinds for, such as a boxed shape window or a

small window, you may be able to choose the older

style mini blinds in various vibrant colors.

If you are just trying to make a truly unique fashion

statement, then you should consider hand painting

your Venetian blinds. You can choose to show off

your individuality and your craftier side by painting

the blind to show an image once it is closed.

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