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White Venetian blinds with or without tape please???

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Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 13:01:07

Hello all, I'm having real difficulty deciding?

Any advice welcome.

The blinds will be going at the front of the house covering the bedroom and kitchen windows. The windows aren't particularly huge and my home is a new build just to give you an idea.

Many thanks

Bearbehind Tue 04-Apr-17 13:14:35

I think it's personal taste- I really dislike tapes, I think they're a bit twee.

They look messy if the blinds are open because they bunch up and I worry about white ones getting dusty/dirty so I'd go with no tapes.

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 13:33:41

Thank you bearbehind I've had tape before but on wood effect, they were fine, but as you rightly pointed out my concern is white could get dirty rather quickly. While I do like tape they can also look a little busy hence I'm indecisive lol.

jenks81 Tue 04-Apr-17 14:22:23

Personally I like the tapes, I think they make the blinds look more contemporary. I agree they bunch up if you have the blinds pulled up, but we have ours down all the time and just turned open or shut. We have white ones that are now two years old in a bathroom and they're not grubby at all (and I'm not great at cleaning regularly). Like you I really ummed and ahhed about whether to get the tape or not but I'm glad I did.

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 14:35:34

Thanks Jenks. My windows aren't the biggest do you think this matters much?

Also I wanted to have the front of house uniformed but I'm so scared of the dishwater splashing on to the blinds that I worry stains could occur.

Do you think tape upstairs but not downstairs could look odd?

SnowGlobes Tue 04-Apr-17 15:17:55

Dishwasher splashing into blinds? Dishwashers don't splash anywhere - I'm confused.
I've no idea what you mean by 'tapes' either - photos please.

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 15:40:31

Hi there
Lol. Sorry your confused, I've attempted to upload a picture with and without the tapes.
The tapes basically are placed on the blinds where the stings running down would normally show. As I want to get white I was concerned about them getting dirty as my kitchen sink will be directly below.

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 15:42:45

Oops! Typo not dishwasher, kitchen sink, sorry....πŸ™ˆ

BasiliskStare Tue 04-Apr-17 17:05:09

I have some off white wooden venetian blinds with darker tapes. I think they look smart and it avoids the grubby white tape thing. These are not mine but it gives you an idea -

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 17:31:26

Many thanks for the upload, I have considered this option, just can't find the right colour tape for my bedroom. πŸ˜•

TheHiphopopotamus Tue 04-Apr-17 18:11:36

With tapes, definitely!

I have them in my bay window and I love em.

dilapidated Tue 04-Apr-17 18:55:38

With tapes

Luv2chat2U Tue 04-Apr-17 23:58:22

Many thanks to the last two post.

NameNotANumber Wed 05-Apr-17 00:00:29

With tapes - much nicer and more modern

MargotLovedTom1 Wed 05-Apr-17 00:00:45

Definitely with tapes. Look better quality and more substantial.

stayhomeclub Wed 05-Apr-17 07:25:16

I prefer the tapes! I had them in my previous house and did find that the tapes went slightly dirty but I wasn't brilliant at cleaning the blind and it was never noticeable. I do think they look better with tapes.

llangennith Wed 05-Apr-17 07:33:07

I don't like tapes. I didn't even know tapes were an option when I got mine. DD got Venetian blinds recently for three long narrow windows making up the bay window. They have tapes and look awful: far too busy. Maybe on one large single blind they'd be ok.

Joinourclub Wed 05-Apr-17 08:44:09

Another vote for tapes.

Luv2chat2U Wed 05-Apr-17 10:05:21

Wow, thank you all for your contribution to my post. Tape appears to be extremely popular.

@llangennith, I share a similar concern, my bedroom is rather small, I have to windows on the same side of one wall, one of which is a medium size window (imagine new build squarish) and second very narrow window. I'm starting to think it might be a little more fuss than needed. For e.g the narrow window will more than likely be obscured by the two tapes running down. And the medium is likely to have four running down. I like tape but if I could opt for less i.e. Choose how many tapes on a blind that would be great.

In my old house I had huge sash windows and big rooms and the tape worked fine.. Not sure about these windows....hmmmm

gettingoutofdebt Wed 05-Apr-17 10:10:03

I like very wide slats and no tapes smile

JT05 Wed 05-Apr-17 10:38:58

I have 9ft 'wooden' wide slat blinds, with no tapes, when they are open ( not pulled up ) the view is not interrupted. I prefer not to have tapes on the other smaller blinds, they have a cleaner modern look IMO.

Deux Wed 05-Apr-17 10:51:09

I have white with white tapes and would choose the tape option again.

They do get grubby at the top of the tapes if the window's open a lot. But I just hoover them and use baby wipes to clean.

Oh and you didn't make a typo earlier. You wrote dishwater and I knew exactly what you meant. smile. If you're having them by the sink then I think you just need to be vigilant.

I do find my blinds quite heavy though when I pull them up and they take up quite a lot of room when pulled up but mine are usually down the whole time.

Luv2chat2U Wed 05-Apr-17 11:22:15

Thanks all for your very constructive advise.

I think I may be swaying now to white thick slats no tape. @JT05 and gettingoutofdebt, after looking at tons of blinds online I think I'm going to have to agree with you both on this one.

I very much like the tape option, but don't feel I have the right type of windows to carry this off, nor room size capacity to have so much busyness going on.....

@duex I like the baby wipes idea, should I change my mind this will be useful. Also thanks for noting that I didn't make a typo, I was rather confused at the earlier post made πŸ˜‚

SnowGlobes Wed 05-Apr-17 12:43:01

You did indeed say dishwater- I need my glasses on sorry! blush

Luv2chat2U Wed 05-Apr-17 12:52:21

Lol, no problem snowglobes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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