Venetian blinds are a practical choice for home windows. With rotating slats, these blinds give you precise light control and privacy throughout the day. They also require little effort to use and maintain.


Wooden blinds are one of the most popular, traditional, and affordable window treatments for Victorian-style homes. Wooden blinds are made using slats that operate independently of one another. The benefit of this design is that you can tilt the slats upwards to allow more light into your home while still keeping a blockage of light from the outside. 


In contrast, metal blinds or aluminium blinds have become a popular choice for a more modern look to their home. Venetian metal blinds are made from aluminium or vinyl materials and share the same features as its wooden counterpart. 


So, which type of Venetian blind is right for your window? Here is a comparison between two popular choices for Venetian blinds – wooden blinds and metal blinds – in terms of design, functionality, durability, and efficiency:


  1. Design


A Venetian wooden blind is a timeless design. It combines the warmth and charm of natural wood with the functional features of the Venetian style. Horizontal wooden slats are joined by pulley cables to form wooden blinds, which spins the slats to deliver the optimum light and shade.


On the other hand, Venetian metal blinds have a modern style that works well in modern homes. You’ll love how your blind fits perfectly in your window and doesn’t dominate the room with its stylish, slender form and metal slats. However, aluminium blinds can be noisy when stacked, so they’re not the best choice for a bedroom, but can be great for an office or corporate setting.


  1. Functionality


Wooden blinds are excellent for private spaces. Although a roller blind can also be practical for privacy, a Venetian blind’s angled slats block views while allowing a gentle flow of sunlight or air. They’re crafted with natural wood that’s strong and water-resistant, so they can be used anywhere in the house except bathrooms or kitchens. You won’t have to worry about shadows or outlines, making them perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and other rooms where you don’t want to feel exposed.


Meanwhile, Venetian metal blinds are robust and water-resistant. Since the upper layer is made of aluminium oxide powder, your aluminium blinds won’t rust. They’re great for bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms, and other spaces in the home. They’re also very light, but at the same time, durable and malleable to strike a balance between function and form. This makes them perfect furniture for the house.


  1. Durability


A high-quality wooden blind is always a practical choice in terms of durability. Wood is lightweight but hardwearing; it lasts for years. Each slat can be wiped down with a soft cloth, but stubborn stains can be removed with a wood cleaner or mild detergent. It’s important to make sure the blind dry thoroughly because moisture absorption can cause warping or cracking.


In contrast, Venetian metal blinds are easy to clean, requiring only a quick wipe with a soft cloth to remove dust. Any sticky or greasy areas can be treated with washing-up liquid or baby wipes; any stubborn stains can be removed with products designed for cleaning stainless steel and aluminium.


If you want to thoroughly clean your blind, detach it from the headrail and lay it down on a flat surface. Utilise a soft sponge to wipe each slat to keep your blind looking sleek and shiny for longer!


  1. Efficiency


Both metallic and Venetian wooden blinds can help keep their homes cool in the summer, as well as warm in the winter. By using Venetian blinds, you can help your home save as much as 20% on heating costs and 10% on air conditioning costs, saving you money.


If you are ready to bring the Venetian blinds, either wood or metal, into your home, make sure to contact a professional to do the installation.




Both wooden and Venetian metal blinds are durable and efficient. When choosing between the two, the ultimate deciding factor should be your personal preference and budget. Moreover, keep in mind that when you choose your blinds, they should enhance your living space, not necessarily a focal point.

For expert blinds installation for your home or office, contact us at Shady Blinds today. We are based in Nuneaton and provide and install made-to-measure blinds, curtains, and shutters throughout Warwickshire, including Hinckley, Tamworth, Coventry, Lutterworth, and Rugby. To see our vast range of blinds, book an appointment today!