Operating Options for Wooden Venetian Blinds


Wooden Venetian blinds are an elegant way to enhance your home decor, and they come with various operational options, each of which has its own merits and drawbacks. In addition to stylistic considerations, you should also take these operating options into consideration when you’re shopping for Venetian blinds to ensure you get maximum enjoyment from your new window treatments.

You can operate wooden Venetian blinds using any of the following systems:

  • Tilt wands. This system consists of a mobile rod that you can twist to partially or fully open or close the blinds. Tilt wands are one of the least expensive options, but because they use moving parts, they can wear down or become inoperative, requiring replacement, and, if used improperly, they can break.
  • Cordless operation. A cordless system functions much like a traditional cord tilt, but uses a handle instead of a mobile rod to control the blinds. They are an excellent option if you are child-proofing your home, but may not be compatible with all types of blinds.
  • Remote controls. With a remote control system, you can open or close your wooden Venetian blinds to the degree you desire with just the touch of a button. These controls offer superior control and enhanced safety and security for your blinds.
  • Automation. You can link the operation of your wooden Venetian blinds to a room-based or whole-house automation system, giving you the option to program opening and closing during specific times of day and eliminating all touch controls. However, some older homes cannot be retrofitted to use this technology.

At the Back Bay Shutter Company, we will be happy to discuss the various merits of each of these systems with you in more detail to help you select the one that’s right for your home. Simply contact us and one of our friendly customer service associates will be happy to assist you.