• Delivered in 5 to 15 working days.
Delivered in 5 to 15 working days.

Fossil Faux Wood Venetian Blind

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Available in Other Colours
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Product Description
Product Description

Undeniably stylish and well-suited to daily life in the home, the 35mm or 50mm Slat Fossil Faux Wood Venetian Blind can take whatever you throw at it and still look great. Easy to clean, waterproof and extremely robust, this faux wood blind in a light grey colour which will transform the way you shade your home.

This slat has a gentle textured effect, similar to that of wood grain, adding a slightly rustic feel to your window.

This blind is operated with cords, which open and close the slats on one side and raise and lower the blind on the other side.

Looking for an alternative colour? Why not check out the full range of Faux Wood Venetian Blinds by clicking here?



Moisture Resistant
Moisture resistant blinds do not absorb or retain water
How to install
How to install

How to Install

Step 1

Once you’ve unpacked the blind put it up against the window. Put the spirit level on top of the blind and… you guessed it: make sure it’s level. This is particularly important if it’s going outside a recess where it is hard to gauge a straight line up close. Nobody wants a wonky blind. At this moment it would be a good idea to utilise those extra pair of hands to help hold up the blind if it is quite long. Mark the end of the blind on the wall with a pencil. If you haven’t got a pal who can help, measure the blind on the floor and put the tape measure against the wall and mark it.

Step 2

Inspire Bracket

Grab the brackets and give them a quick once over: one is made to go on the left and one is made to go on the right, so figure out which is which. Make sure the doors opens out and up into the room.
Our brackets can be fixed by either A: Top Fix, B: Face Fix or C: Side Fixed, just choose the one that suits your window best.
Fix the brackets in place using the pencil markings for guidance. Screw the bracket to the wall using the appropriate screws in the right holes. Keep the doors of the brackets open.


If your blind is over 1000mm wide you’ll receive Intermediate Bracket(s). These will need to be spaced evenly along the headrail.

Step 3

Attach the valance clips to the headrail of the blind and space them out evenly. Don’t attach the valance itself yet, but slide the headrail into the bracket (psst… make sure the blind is round the right way with the cords and wand facing you.) Close the door on the bracket and make sure it is locked shut.

Venetian Top fix

Step 4

Offer up the valance to the headrail. You’ll notice the rivet running through the back of the valance; this is what the clip attaches to. Pop the valance onto the clips, bottom first, holding it securely in place. Make sure the edges are attached before you do this if the blind is going outside the recess. The edges are attached using the plastic cornering clip that slides into the rivet.

Step 5

Find the child safety device supplied. Fit the cleat at least 1.5m (60”) above the floor. Keep excess cord out of reach of children. Keep out of reach of children. The cord should be tied around the cleat in full when not in use and never knotted, tied together or looped. Never modify the breakaway device on the cords as it will breakaway if pressure is applied.

child safe venetian blinds
1 Year Warranty
1 Year Warranty

1 Year Warranty

A blind from DotcomBlinds is made to the highest standards, designed to provide you with years of service and shade.
In fact, we’re so confident and proud of our blinds, we offer a 1 year warranty on our blinds.

Obviously, there are a few exclusions:
✖ Damage caused by poor installation/not following fitting instructions (don’t worry, installation is easy

How to Measure
How to Measure

How to Measure

Now, you can’t mess this one up. It’s what we call ‘easy’ here at DotcomBlinds. But just in case you need some help, follow this quick guide.

First thing's first, identify whether your blind is going inside or outside of a recess. 

Inside the recess

A recess fit blind means you supply us with the width and drop of your recess – from top to bottom and wall to wall. We make deductions to account for the brackets to ensure your blind fits within the recess perfectly.

To measure a roller blind to fit inside the recess of your standard window, simply measure the full width and the height of the recess. Then input those measurements into the product page with your order selecting the ‘recess’ option. We’ll do the rest, leaving you the well-deserved excuse to put your feet up, you worked hard for it after all!

Don’t be tempted to deduct any measurements, we do this for you. Make sure you use a metal tape measure; a cloth one can stretch and give you more millimetres per centimetre than a pound-shop ruler. Also, take your measurements in three places and give us the smallest (if there is a smallest). You will find that some recesses shift and settle over time.

Outside the recess

A blind going outside of a recess is usually called an exact fit blind. An exact fit blind means we won’t make any deductions to the width or drop measurements. Exact fit is the bracket to bracket measurement and is commonly found installed outside of a recess. The size you give us is the size your blind is made to.

If you want your blind to hang outside the recess, measure the height and width but be sure to add some overlap to reduce light leakage. This overlap should be about 70mm at the top and bottom and 50mm each side, ensuring you suffer no dazzling strips of sunlight once your blind is happily installed. Please select the ‘exact’ size option when ordering. 

Geeky Stuff!
Geeky Stuff!

Our wooden venetian blinds come with the tilt control on the left side of the blind and the raise/lower control on the right side of the blind as standard. Unfortunately, we are unable to change the sides of these controls. The cords come with a plastic toggle at the end in the same colour as the slats.

The slats are available in a 50mm and 35mm width and often come with a choice of fabric privacy tape. We sell real wood blinds with the option of fabric privacy tape, and these are sold separately to real wood blinds that have simple a cord ladder and no tapes. Fabric privacy tape is generally for aesthetic purposes, although it can cover the small holes made for the ladder cord to run through the slats. The ladder (the cord that the slats sit on and is what rotates and lowers them) is matched to the colour of the blind.

The headrail measures 4.2cm from back to front and is 3.8cm from top to bottom. Our blinds come with a valance that matches the slat colour and sits in front of the headrail, covering it.

Right-Size Guarantee
Right-Size Guarantee

Right-Size Guarantee

Sometimes you just need some peace of mind when you come to place an order for your blinds. With DotcomBlind’s Right-Size Guarantee you can have just that. With our Right-Size Guarantee we will replace one blind or curtain with the correct size if you get the measurements wrong when you order. Please note, the Right Size Guarantee excludes Cassette Blinds.

Why do I need this Insurance?

We can’t accept returns or provide refunds for blinds that are mis-measured because all of our blinds are made to measure and so the onus is on the customer to get the measurements right for their blinds. Sometimes you might just be having an off-day, get your centimetres and inches mixed up and end up with a blind that is nigh-on useless. With our Right-Size Guarantee we will take that one blind back, remake it to the correct size for you and send it back, saving you from having to buy a totally new blind! The Right Size Guarantee covers all made-to-measure blinds and curtains except our Cassette Blinds.

How does it work?

✔  Purchase Right-Size Guarantee when you place your order
✔  If one of your blinds has been measured incorrectly, get in touch with us within 14 days and we’ll tell you how to return the blind to us.
✔  Once your blind is with us, we’ll remake it or adjust the blind to your correct measurements and send it back.
✔  Please read our terms and conditions for full details as you will incur additional costs returning the blind to us. 

Shop with Klarna
Shop with Klarna

Buy Now Pay Later with Klarna

DotcomBlinds is pleased to be partnered with Klarna, providing you with more ways to pay.

At the checkout you will see Klarna provides two options: Pay in 3 Instalments or Pay Later.

Pay in 3 Instalments

With Klarna’s option to pay in three instalments, you can spread the cost of your purchase across three interest-free monthly payments.
To pay with Klarna’s ‘Pay in 3 Instalments’ option, you just need to be a UK resident over the age of 18 years old and have a valid payment card.

Pay Later In 30 Days

The second Klarna payment option you’ll find in the checkout is to buy now & pay later with their ‘Pay Later in 30 Days’ option at the checkout.
With this payment option, you make your purchase now and don’t pay until 30 days after we have shipped your product to you, giving you plenty of time to save up!
To pay with Klarna’s ‘Pay Later in 30 Days’ option, you just need to be a UK resident over the age of 18 years old and have a valid payment card.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Child Safety
Child Safety

Child Safety

Ensuring our products are child safe is a priority for all of us at DotcomBlinds. As a result, our blinds are child safe by design, with built-in safety mechanisms to help reduce the risk of an accident.

These mechanisms specific to wooden venetian blinds are:
• All cords provided with our products are made at a maximum length of one metre
• A cleat is provided with every cord operated blind.

The cord needs to be wrapped tightly around the cleat in a figure-of-eight after every use.
If you have any questions around child safety and our blinds, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we're always happy to help.

This blind features a moisture-resistant fabric, ideal for bathrooms and kitchens where there may be a lot of moisture present. Our Moisture-resistant material is capable of with standing low levels of humidity and dampness, but not full saturation. This is because it will not absorb and retain any water under normal circumstances, which is key to preventing the build-up of bacteria or mould in these warm, damp spaces.

This blind features a “Wipe Clean” fabric, which is super easy to clean and perfect for busy households; simply wipe over with a dry cloth to remove dust and any debris or use a damp cloth to remove stains. Ideal for homes with kids or areas close to food preparation (including use around the kitchen sink).

This blind features Venetian slats made from Real Wood, providing an authentic look and feel for your Venetian blinds. Our Real Wood slats are made from basswood, which has a regular and even grain. Please be aware Real Wood slats are not suited for use in damp and humid spaces like bathrooms as the moisture could cause the wood to warp.

This Venetian blind features 50mm thick Venetian slats, giving a similar effect to plantation-style shutters. These large slats are ideal for shading larger windows and providing shade for your home’s living spaces.

No Tapes<

This Venetian blind will not be made with fabric tapes, allowing a minimal amount of light to pass through the holes in each slat where the ladder passes through. By not having tapes on the blind, your blind will have a more minimal and classic appearance.



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