It looks as though we are going for thick slatted venetian blinds for our tricky bedroom windows. I was going to go for white painted wood with tapes to sort of try and emulate plantation shutters, but DH thinks white is too bland and that we should go for dark wood venetians.
Does anybody have dark wood venetians and if so are they nice or a bit "gloomy"?
Our bedroom is painted Dulux Timesless, has a brown carpet (leftover from previous owners)and our furniture is IKEA Hemnes in Black-Brown. I think dark blinds might be a bit much but DH thinks white ones would be considering the colour of the walls.
Any opinions welcomed as I am suffering from pregnancy brain and cannot make a decsion!
I think dark will be too gloomy. There were some dark wood blinds in our place when we moved in and they do make the room very dark and gloomy.
A number of the online blinds places do various shades of off-white and will normally send samples - would an off-white that toned with the walls work better? Loads here: www.blinds-2go.co.uk/wood_blinds.htm
SIL has blackbrown furniture, brown carpet and dark blinds. I do think her house is gloomy, but they never get the sun at the front of the house and don't really like putting the lights on so that doesn't help!
We have white ones with tapes in our living room bay window and they look fantastic, get so many compliments on them.
Agree with Early that dark ones show the dust more, we have dark wood ones in the kitchen and within a day of cleaning them they look dirty again. Avoid for this reason alone! I want to replace mine with cream ones after only 6 months.