The Surprising History of Blinds

Blinds. Where do they come from? And how have they evolved over the years?

Window coverings can be traced back to some of the world’s most ancient societies. Egyptians used damp strips of cloth as blinds to keep the dirt and sun from entering into their homes. Reeds were also gathered for use as shade and décor within their homes. The Chinese used bamboo products as window treatments and decorations.

Venetian blinds originated in Persia. Traders first discovered these window coverings and conveyed the innovative idea of a blind to Venice in Italy. During the 18th century the popularity of blinds amongst countries such as France and England increased. These blinds were first installed In St Peters church in Rome. Over the years, they grew in popularity and have developed in function and style.



Venetian blinds have become stylish and practical window coverings for your home. At Windovert we strive to stay up to date with the latest in blind decor and technology. We draw inspiration from new, as well as up and coming trends, expanding our ever dynamic and varied product range. We have a wide range of blinds, shutters, folding doors & security products. Our committed staff and loyal clients have helped us evolve throughout the 50 years and we are grateful for all their support, commitment and hard work over the years. To view our modern range of high-quality blinds and shutters browse our products on the website!