Venetian Blinds

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3D rendering of arched windows.

Arched windows are architectural gems.

They’re also an architectural nuisance if you can’t find the right window treatments.

No one wants an uncovered eye-level window, but so many coverings detract from that graceful arched form. What’s a homeowner to do?

A dollhouse with a kitchen, living room, and bedrooms.
Small rooms often feel cramped and dark. The right window treatments can transform them into cozy, bright, inviting havens. Window coverings aren’t just about aesthetics — they significantly impact a room’s atmosphere. The wrong window treatments can make a small room seem even smaller, while the right choices will open...
A woman cleaning blinds with gloves and a sponge.
Cleaning blinds can seem a chore, but as Mary Poppins said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Okay, so maybe it’s never as fun as taking a cruise or binge-watching your favorite show, but mastering the right cleaning methods for different materials can...
A kitten is stuck in vertical blinds.
Venetian blinds are among the most popular window treatments, and it’s easy to see why. They’re stylish, modern, affordable, and offer great control over privacy and light filtering. But one of the most common issues with Venetian blinds is tangling, which may reach a point where it seems impossible to...
An old window with wooden shutters on a brick wall.
But now comes the sticky problem: what to do with the old blinds. Do you toss the old blinds in the trash? The thought may rankle you if you save every scrap for recycling. Aluminum and vinyl blinds are recyclable (with caveats), but what about wood? Faux wood? Fabric? You...
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser.
Choosing window treatments can feel like a dizzying maze of options. Blinds or shades? Curtains or drapes? Solid color or patterned? Motorized or manual? Even within the blinds family, there’s room for debate. Wide slats or narrow? What material? And then there’s the most significant point of contention — do...
A man cleaning blinds with a vacuum cleaner.
Your window blinds take care of you. They filter harsh sunlight, insulate against the heat and cold, and block prying eyes. But do you take care of them in return? Like everything else in the house, horizontal blinds need maintenance and cleaning — not as much as your finicky dishwasher,...