You can refer to shutters or blinds as window blinds or venetian blinds, but I prefer to think of a blind as a slatted window covering allowing to adjust the amount of light in your room. Window blinds are easier to install than shutters as there are normally only a few brackets that need attaching allowing the blind to simply attach to the bracket.
The are not some many design options with wooden blinds, features that will affect the design are the colour, slat size and tape option. When designing shutters for a window you can choose between different styles such as full height, half height or top opening designs. Shutters can be shaped, tracked mounted or fitted Tposts allowing you to customise the number of shutter panels across the window. Window blinds are normally ordered in one width so you don’t need to worry about matching it up to the sections of the window.
Adding tapes to your window blind will give the blind a more ‘plantation shutter’ look as the wide tapes look similar to the side stiles of shutters where they join. Tapes will restrict your view a little as the wide bands will catch your eye when looking through the slats.
The colour of your venetian wooden blinds is important, a lighter colour will create more light and space in your room. As most customers have white windows, a white blind is always a good bet as they will match the window colour. Wood stains are available too, oak colours seem to be a popular colour, perhaps to match oak tables or furniture or wood flooring. Adding a wood stain to your venetian style blinds will character to your room and usually provide the finishing touches to a design.