Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds are a luxurious, elegant blinds option that are suitable for most window types - offering excellent light control and insulation.

Benefits of Wooden Venetian Blinds

  • Elegant and luxurious finish
  • Can be motorised and operated with a remote control
  • Suitable for a modern or more traditional aesthetic depending on the colours and style chosen
  • Excellent lead time - they can typically be surveyed and installed within 1-2 weeks
  • Child-safe by design, with safety cords required by law on all Venetian blinds
  • A cost-effective alternative to shutters
  • Highly customisable - with four different louvre sizes, a huge range of wood finishes, and the option for cord or taped ladders
  • Our wood is ethically sourced from sustainable forests
  • We produce our wooden Venetian blinds in-house, so we can repair and replace damaged parts without replacing the whole blind
  • They provide excellent insulation from solar heat gains
  • They provide excellent UV protection, ensuring protection for your furniture and flooring
  • They should last 8-10 years when cared for properly
  • Perfect fit option is available for a streamlined finish

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Things to Consider about Wooden Venetian Blinds

  • Large blinds can be heavy to draw up and down
  • There is light bleed between each slat and around the edges, so additional coverings may be required for a blackout effect
  • Child safety devices (required by law on Venetian blinds from any retailer) can be fiddly to put back together
  • Venetian blinds need to be cleaned regularly to prevent dust build up
  • Dark coloured Venetian blinds will fade over time in windows that get a lot of sun exposure
  • All coloured blinds will fade to some extent, colour fade is true for almost any product - like cars or furniture
  • Venetian blinds with tapes are harder to clean than those with cords
  • If the tapes on Venetian blinds do become dirty or damaged, they can be replaced for a fee that depends on the blind size
  • They can be tricky to take down and put back up again if this is ever required

More Information about Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds have been the most popular blind of the last few years and will probably continue to be so. This timeless classic combines everything you need in a blind – it can reduce light entering a room or be totally closed, and it can increase privacy even when open. The luxurious wooden louvres create an elegant style and look amazing.

They are suitable for almost any window. The option to tilt and turn the louvres provides great light control and privacy. Also, they can be raised up to allow a clear window or can be closed to reduce light and give privacy.

Our made-to-measure Wooden Venetian Blinds are made by our expert staff in our local factory. We can survey and then install your new made-to-measure wooden Venetians, usually in around 1-2 weeks’ time from start to finish.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about wooden Venetian Blinds

How much do made-to-measure wooden Venetian blinds cost?

Their cost depends on a number of factors, including the width and height of the blind you need.

Estimated prices for seven wooden Venetian blinds (the average number of blinds needed on a typical home) will range between £550 – £1000 (depending on the size and style selected).

 

Which is better: Wooden Venetian blinds or Faux Wood Venetian blinds?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get at Excell Blinds! As with all blinds, this is subjective to personal taste, but in our opinion Wooden Venetian blinds provide a slightly more luxurious look and feel. However, there is very little difference between the real wood and faux wood in terms of the finished look. Therefore, faux wood is now more popular than real wood, as it looks very similar but is about 15% less expensive than real wood.

Do wooden blinds warp?

Yes, they can. As it’s made from a natural material, it can expand and contract a little when heated and cooled. However, this is usually minimal. Long-term exposure to humidity can cause them to absorb the moisture from the air and swell, causing warpage. For this reason, Wooden Venetian blinds are not recommended for bathrooms or areas of high humidity.

Do wooden Venetian blinds make the room appear darker when fitted?

Yes, they can, but it depends entirely on the colour chosen. The darker the colour, the darker the room will appear. If you opt for a light colour like white or a pale wood, this can actually brighten a room up.

Are they blackout?

No, they are not blackout, however they will darken a room significantly. There is some light bleed between the slats and around the edges of the blind. If blackout is needed, we can fit a blackout roller blind behind the wooden Venetian blinds for additional darkness. For best blackout results, pair them with a roman blind or a curtain.

Still have questions? 

If you’re still unsure about whether wooden Venetian blinds are the right choice for you, feel free to book an appointment with one of our friendly advisors who will come to you at a convenient time for a no-obligation quote. We’ll give you honest advice about the best options for your space and take the time to explain everything you need to consider. 

If you’d prefer, you can also call, email, or use our contact form for more information first.

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Customer Reviews

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Sharon RoachSharon Roach
11:06 01 Nov 23
I just had night and day blinds fitted and they look amazing!!Tom came out measured up, Karl came out to fit. Great guys, very quick, answered all my questions, efficient and professional. Even staff on the phone very helpful. I had concerns over my porcelain tiles and uneven walls, however, there was no need.I would 💯 recommend this company. See my photos, they speak for themselves!Well done Excell, fabulous job!!
Gareth GriffithsGareth Griffiths
13:40 13 Oct 23
Very efficient professional service
Saira DarrSaira Darr
15:53 09 Oct 23
Tom was great....Great customer service, great blinds...definitely use them again.
Liz SmithLiz Smith
10:50 09 Oct 23
Richard JenningsRichard Jennings
12:37 04 Oct 23
Amazing work from Tom & Carl. Thank you Excell Blinds for brilliant product.
Laura NewettLaura Newett
20:38 05 Aug 23
Just had blinds fitted throughout our house and we couldn’t be happier- they look great! Thank you for the friendly and professional service. Highly recommend!
Sharon HensleySharon Hensley
19:48 25 Jul 23
Had blinds and shutters fitted by Carl at Excell. Really nice guy and a brilliant fitter. He really took his time to make sure the shutters were fitted perfectly onto such awkward windows. Would definitely recommend. Thanks a lot Carl 👍🏻
Clare CornerClare Corner
10:44 04 Jul 23
Had blinds fitted today. The whole experience from start to finish was excellent! Appointment times to suit and Jac in the office kept me fully up to date through the whole process. The fitter Tom was really friendly and knowledgeable and done an amazing job on measuring & fitting.
Although I have a few local blind companies near me I travelled to Excell Blinds as they were recommended by our letting agent. We had to replace all the header rails for the vertical blinds in our rental property and I found them to be quick and very reasonably priced. Would definitely use them for blinds again. Staff were very nice and helpful too
Heather BettsHeather Betts
19:21 24 May 23
From start to finish excellent service. Organised appointment following visit to shop and Tom arrived to measure up and everything explained about fittings and timescales. Arrived within expected time and fitted within two weeks. Tom fitted today and we are really pleased with results. Thank you Excell great job and great service.
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