Not sure on what blinds will be best for your home? Struggling to see the difference between a wooden and an aluminium blind? Let us help guide you through to make sure you get the right one for your window.

Now, both of these are Venetian blinds and at the end of the day we know it is down to personal choice. Still, we'll give you a helping hand giving you all the advantages and disadvantages of each one. See our summary table below.

Let us get to it... in a simple positives/ negatives table, we have the below:

 

Real Wooden Blinds

Advantages (+)Disadvantages (-)
 Great quality Price 
 Control Options Warping 
Unique Patina  Staining 
Sophistication   

 

 

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Advantages (+)Disadvantages (-)
Price is affordable Noise
Waterproof Feel
Durable  
Variety of Colours  

 

 wooden blinds in the living room

Real Wooden Blinds

Advantages: 

The classic wooden blind is the height of sophistication and their quality is unmatched. The blinds themselves are handmade and treated with the upmost care to give you something that you can be proud of, and show off in your window. Their unique patina (the colour difference across a slat due to ageing or polish) means they are truly one of a kind and we think the slightly higher price is actually justified. Our wood blinds come with tilt cords and lower cords and you have the option to choose which side these controls are on. It may sound like a small thing but if your window has a table in front or any obstructions it can be really handy.  


Disadvantages:

Well like we said, these blinds are a little more expensive than the Aluminium Venetian Blinds and not only that, unlike the Aluminium blinds, these blinds are not waterproof. This means Real Wood Venetian Blinds are subject to warping and stain if exposed to water and chemicals for an extended period of time. So maybe not the best choice for the bathroom. These blinds are also not fully blackout, sure, each slat being made of wood will stop all of the light passing through, but where the slats touch light will seep past. This is the same for the Aluminium slats too - so if you're looking for something fully blackout, a roller blind is your best bet. 

 

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Advantages: 

Well firstly, these blinds are very well priced! In addition, there is a huge array of coloured slats to choose from. This means if you want a navy blue blind for the bathroom, no problem. Or maybe a bright red blind for your child's bedroom... Again, no problem. These blinds are 100% waterproof and this means they are great for both bathroom blinds and kitchen blinds. These blinds are build to last and being metal means they are highly durable.  Coming in a range of plain, but colourful finishes, you can style your windows with greens, blues and red - along with the more popular whites and grey slats. 

 

Disadvantages: 

I think we all know the zzzzzzzing of an Aluminium Venetian blind being pulled up and although it can be charming once or twice, if the wind is blowing, these blinds can rattle and the noise can become a little frustrating. The final disadvantage is simply the feel. The slats on aluminium blinds are 25mm and can feel a little bit more flimsy than the 35mm and 50mm real wood slats. 

Summary

With all of that said, there is always a place in a home for both types of blinds. Whilst they may not be exactly what you're looking for in the living room, they might be perfect for your kitchen or home office. Real wooden blinds can give a softer, homelier feel to your windows so are better suited for places like your living room. We also have a range of faux wooden blinds that are perfect for bathrooms and kitchen windows and they are 100% moisture resistant, something that the wooden and the aluminium venetians are not. 

 

 For more like this check out our Faux Wood vs Real Wooden Blinds

green aluminium slats on venetian blinds