Venetian blinds

Venetian Blinds: For that modern and stylish touch to any room

Venetian blinds are one of the most popular styles of blind nowadays. If you take its practicality and aesthetic appeal into consideration, it comes as no surprise! These blinds consist of a series of horizontal slats positioned beneath each other, they are suspended by tapes, cloth or cords. What makes this style of blind so unique is the fact that all of the slats can be rotated nearly 180 degrees, allowing users to easily open or close the blind. These blinds can also be hoisted upwards, exposing the window it covers, to let in maximum light and air.


Although the history of the Venetian blind is somewhat conjectural, it is widely accepted that it was the early Venetian traders who brought these blinds from Persia back to Venice. Many Venetian slaves went to France with this blind-design, and it soon became very popular in the country because of its easy operation, durability and affordability. Interestingly enough, although it was the Venetian slaves that introduced the Venetian blind to France, the French named this blind "Les Persienes", after its Persian heritage.




Since then Venetian blinds have become very popular across the world, with many historical paintings (including the signing of the Declaration of Independence) depicting the blinds in the background. The first modern building known to have these blinds fitted is the Rockefeller Centre’s RCA Building in New York City, at the turn of the 20th century.


Today, the Venetian blind is a very popular option for window covering, and this style of blind is now manufactured from a variety of materials, including wood, plastic and aluminium. These blinds are also known for their modern and stylish appeal, especially when made from wood. When seeking the perfect window covering for your home or office, you can be assured that these blinds are a premium chocie!


BILLYPHILLIPS is a respected supplier of Venetian blinds in the Paarl region. We strive to always supply top quality blinds to our customers. If you would like to get a free, no obligation quote, you are welcome to contact us.