Common questions

Why do they call them blinds?

Why do they call them blinds?

When the quality of home windows got better, heavy shutters were not as necessary. Additionally, the cost of curtain material had gone down at around the same time. People wanted the familiar shutter-style, but made out of curtain cloth – hence the creation of the ‘blinds’.

Where did blinds originate from?

The beginning of blinds can be traced all the way back to ancient desert civilizations who used wet strips of cloth to cover the windows of their huts. This was also the first form of air conditioning. This practice was eventually picked up by Egyptians who were sun worshipers, but not very fond of its blinding powers.

What do they call blinds in England?

Venetian blinds
Origins in the Mediterranean Although we call them Venetian blinds here in the UK, this style is actually thought to have originated in Persia, or even in Ancient Egypt. It was introduced to the Europeans in the 18th century through the merchant city of Venice.

What are blinds called?

The term window blinds can also be used to describe window coverings generically—in this context window blinds include almost every type of window covering, whether it is a hard or soft material; i.e. shutters, roller shades, cellular shades (also called honeycomb shades), wood blinds (also called 2 inch horizontals).

What is the top part of blinds called?

Valance. The valance is a decorative piece that covers the headrail of blinds/shades.

What do they call venetian blinds in Venice?

Les Persienes
Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through their trade interactions in the East and brought them back to Venice and Paris. To this day, the French call Venetian blinds “Les Persienes,” and remain loyal to their true place of origin.

What do you call top of blinds?

Valance. The valance is a decorative piece that covers the headrail of blinds/shades.

What are pull blinds called?

Roll down blinds, or roller shades, are a type of shade that roll up into a cylinder at the top of the window. Instead of using rope cords like with blinds, you pull on the shade itself or on a looped cord to get it to roll up and down.

What is a blind Holder called?

blind brackets
What are blind brackets? Brackets are used to hold the blind in place when you install it.

Where did the idea of window blinds come from?

Window blinds can be traced all the way back to ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures. The first versions of window blinds would have been made by stringing reeds and bamboo together. The Persians brought the blinds to Venice, where they became extremely popular, hence the “Venetian” blind. And, the rest is history.

What kind of blinds are used on Windows?

The term “Venetian Blinds” is an umbrella term for horizontal slat-style blinds. These are the most common types of blinds used on windows, especially smaller windows. They are completely customizable so take the time when ordering to understand all the features you’re opting for and of course your sizing.

What kind of blinds are used to block out the Sun?

Roman shades are a type of window blind used to help block out the sun. Although often called blinds, these are actually referred to as “shades” in the window covering industry. They are often referred to as Romans or Roman blinds in the UK.

How are horizontal blinds attached to a window?

Horizontal blinds use a thin woven corded “ladder” system to suspend the slats and enable them to be closed or opened via a rotating drum to which each upper end of the woven ladder is wrapped and attached. A lift cord allows the blind to be pulled up and stack tightly to top of the window when desired.

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