by Karla Van Huysen.com
If you're thinking about new window treatments, venetian blinds are the ideal choice. Venetian blinds and a simple top valance are all you need for every window in your home.
Venetian blinds offer many advantages over other options for window treatments. Even quality venetian blinds are very affordable, especially compared to expensive drapes or curtains. They come in a variety of styles and colors, and they are very easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver. The hardware required to install them always comes with venetian blinds.
Another advantage is how easy venetian blinds are to clean. A damp cloth can be used to dust them off once a week. If necessary, you can even remove them for easy cleaning. They are much easier to clean than drapes or curtains that require special care, and they do not hold odors or allergens like cloth window treatments do.
Venetian blinds allow you to enjoy just the right amount of sunlight. It is much harder to control lighting with drapes or curtains than it is with venetian blinds. You can open blinds partially, or raise them to let full sunlight fill your room. Properly installed venetian blinds can be closed for complete privacy at night.