A Closer Look at Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds have often featured as the topic of choice in our blog covering the what, why and how (we’ve even honed in on wooden venetian blinds) but aluminium blinds have eluded us, until now.

In this article, we’ll assess the advantages of choosing aluminium venetian blinds by offering insight to a metal that has other redeeming features beyond its aesthetic as well as looking at choices and top tips for maintenance.

Metal Blinds

When people are met with the idea of a metal blind, concerns come in the form of weight, cost and feasible functionality. The flip side of that being that metal blinds are durable and from a design point of view, very desirable. As a result, aluminium blinds have been developed to rid any concerns and cement themselves as worthwhile and viable options for blinds in the office or at home.

Aluminium Blinds

Whilst you may not realise it, blinds can undergo quite a lot in their lifetime. Penetrative UV rays and glare that can cause some blinds to discolour, weaken and warp. Aluminium blinds, however, don’t live the same struggle.

Aluminium, as a material, is highly durable. It can withstand decades of wear and tear. Resistant to rust, our waterproof aluminium blinds are a sensible choice in moisture rich areas such as the bathroom or kitchen. They're also extremely lightweight which makes installing and maintaining them a much easier task. Additionally, aluminium is easily manipulated to offer a great range of slat sizes, colours and finishes.

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Aluminium Venetian blinds are contemporary and cool. Venetians are a classic design and extremely popular and aluminium Venetian blinds help to bring them into the modern era. Visually, older Venetian blinds can appear to be stuck in the past, due to obvious discolouration and warping.

Older Venetian blinds are likely to perform less when it comes to heat retention in winter and cooling your climate in the summer. The reflective skin of aluminium blinds helps to handle the glare and heat that comes off the glazing, bouncing it away from your interior to help regulate the temperature. In colder times, they can deflect heat back into your room, as well as providing a thermal barrier when drawn, to prevent heat from escaping. Therefore, you'll create a comforting environment that lasts all year round.

25mm Aluminium Venetian Blinds

25mm aluminium blinds seem to be the most popular size of slat, so we stuck to it. The benefits of such a sleek slat are that they take up very little room in your window and window sill area, but bring a balanced amount of light and privacy to your property.

Take a look at some of our handpicked 25mm aluminium Venetian blind favourites:  

Blackberry Black Aluminium Venetian Blind

We simply had to include a black aluminium Venetian blind because they just ooze sophistication and style. None more so than this beauty bringing the finishing touch to a modern bathroom interior.

Black Aluminium Venetian Blinds


Red Rose Aluminium Venetian Blind

For added vibrancy and a way of drawing the eye, this red aluminium Venetian blind works wonders, particularly in this contemporary workspace. 

Red Rose Venetian Blinds 25mm


Cream Candle Glow Aluminium Venetian Blind

This cream Venetian blind really would complement any interior and work with any colour, so when redecorating, you wouldn’t have to worry about a blind upgrade!

Cream Candle Glow Venetian Blinds 25mm


Smoke Grey Aluminium Venetian Blind

These smoke grey aluminium Venetian blinds stay true to the aluminium’s natural colour allowing for an organic industrial appeal to contrast an otherwise cosy environment.

Smoke Grey Venetian Blinds 25mm


How to Clean Aluminium Blinds

We perfectly understand that so many slats can be an intimidating factor when it comes to the idea of keeping these blinds clean and dust-free. However, here are a few handy tips to make the cleaning and maintenance of your aluminium Venetian blinds, swift and stress-free.

Without taking them down and plunging them into a bath, for an instant refreshment, the best way to clean aluminium Venetian blinds is to:

  1. First draw your blinds shut and use a microfiber cloth to quickly remove the surface layer of dust and grime, tilting the slats to make sure you cover both sides. 

  2. Next, use a suitable fixture on your vacuum cleaner to take away any excess. 

  3. Then, fill up a tub or bucket with warm soapy water, and use your cloth to wipe down each blind. Regularly rinse your cloth, to prevent any streaks or reapplication of dirt.

  4. Placing your thumb above and fingers below, trapping the blind slat inside your cloth will ensure you wipe two sides at once, for a speedier process!

For any further insight, advice or tips about aluminium Venetian blinds, feel free to visit our website or chat to one of our team.


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