Choosing the best window treatments is no easy task.

Fabric privacy tape

The cord lock is a simple device that is fast and easy to install. In fact, it makes locking and unlocking shades a snap!

Cord Lock

To use the cord lock mechanism, you first need to remove the blind from the window. If your blind has end caps, you can easily remove them with pliers. Also, make sure that the blind is laid flat and tassels are removed. After you have removed the blind from the window, you can then replace the lock and cord. To do this, you’ll need a flat-head screwdriver.


The cord lock mechanism for venetian blinds is actually quite simple to install. Unlike other locking mechanisms, it can be installed in the headrail. However, you will have to drill pilot holes before you can mount it.


The origins of Venetian blinds are an interesting mystery. Although some claim it was a Persian invention, it is unlikely that it was introduced in Italy before the 18th century. Instead, they are thought to have been brought by traders from Venice.


Venetian blinds are often used today because they are easy to maintain and provide a clean, elegant look to a home or office.


Eventually, these blinds gained popularity in France, England, and other countries. They are particularly popular in Southern states.

Early Designs

Early designs of these window treatments were made of primitive slats, shutters, or cloth. Some of these were embroidered with designs or patterns.


Eventually, however, the slats were narrowed, allowing for a sleek, contemporary design. This was achieved through the invention of the pulley system.


Later on, they were replaced with slats that were tied to ribbons. These blinds were sold through upholsterers. As upholsterers were general contractors for interior decor, they could create whatever furnishing item a client wanted.

Embroidered blind tapes were also common in more fashionable homes. Originally, slats were linked together with a cord. The earliest venetian blinds were likely made from bamboo or reeds. Merchants from Venice traded with the Far East, and they had an interest in finding elaborate fabrics and spices.

Marco Polo

A merchant named Marco Polo traveled to China in the late 1200s, but did not mention these blinds. According to legend, he returned to Venice with slatted blinds. However, he did not describe them in his journals.