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What Are Venetian Shutter Blinds?

12:00PM 21 January 2023

We’re always getting asked by our customers, ‘What are Venetian shutters?’ It’s a great question, so let’s get right into it, shall we?

What Are Venetian Shutters?

Because Venetian blinds and shutters have a passing similarity, this term is often used to refer to plantation shutters. Simply put, ‘Venetian Shutters’ is another term for shutters. And while they are not an actual style of shutter, there is an argument that some types of shutters do fall under the Venetian style.


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How to Get the Venetian Look

If you’re going for the Venetian style, there are a few things to consider when building your own set of shutters.

Slat Size

When trying to achieve the Venetian look, it’s important to go for a smaller slat size. At The Shutter Store, you can choose from 64mm, 76mm, 89mm, or 114mm. Our recommendation would be either of the smaller two, but this is also a matter of personal choice.



The material you choose isn’t going to make a difference to your shutter style, but there is nothing wrong with having a couple of different options. We offer two different materials. Our Hardwood material is lightweight, durable, and has a sleek, smooth finish. Finally, there’s our Faux Wood range. This PVC shutter is 100% waterproof (making it ideal for bathroom and kitchen window dressings) and looks almost identical to hardwood. Plus, they’re made right here in the UK, meaning a much shorter lead time.


Venetian blinds are quite often white or off-white. So, it makes sense to design your shutters in the same way. Lucky for you, we have a wide range of whites, off-whites, and creams to choose from. But if you want to go for something a little left of field, we have a selection of greys, wood stains, and even some textured limewash finishes. But don’t worry if this sounds like too much choice, because we will be happy to send you a couple of free samples to aid your decision.


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How do I install Venetian Shutters?

We sometimes have customers who are concerned that they will struggle to install their shutters, but those very same customers will then tell us how surprisingly easy it all turned out to be. You don’t have to be a dab hand at DIY as it’s very straightforward. All you need is a spirit level, drill, screwdriver, and measuring tape. Then all you have to do is use our easy-to-follow measuring and install guides. However, if you still need a hand then no worries. Our friendly team are always on here to offer their expert advice.


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Enjoyed this guide but still have questions about Venetian shutters? No worries. Our team of shutter experts are always happy to take you through things, step-by-step. Simply send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk today and one of our crew will get back to you shortly. We can’t wait to hear from you.