Interesting Facts About Blinds That You Might Not Know Infographic

Blinds are something that every homeowner will purchase at some point in the lives, but as a homeowner are you aware of the following facts?


Roman blinds were invented when people in ancient Rome (27 BC – 476 AD) hung damp cloth over their windows and doorways to stop dust blowing into their homes. 

Venetian blinds were actually invented in Persia (now Iran) somewhere between 1100 AD and 1500 AD. When traders brought these blinds to Europe, they started calling them Venetian blinds. Once brought back to Venice, their popularity spread rapidly, first coming to France in the early 1700s, where they were given the name ‘Les Persienes’ to make reference to their Persian origins, and then appearing in the US in 1767.

Ancient Chinese blinds were fashioned out of bamboo; pieces of bamboo were bound together and hung over doors and windows for privacy.

The tilt mechanism that is used in blinds today was invented by an American man named John Hampton in 1841; a truly revolutionary invention!

Honeycomb blinds are the most energy-efficient blinds on the market. Their design means that cold air is trapped within it and warm air is prevented from escaping the room. 

Kingston Blinds are proud to design, supply and install a huge range of blinds for customers in residential and commercial properties alike. From homes to schools, we’re proud to offer the highest quality service on each and every job. For more information, please get in touch with us today.

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