If you need to control the amount of light coming through your windows and ensure your privacy is maintained, you'll want to fit some blinds. However, plenty of homeowners find themselves struggling to decide between types of blinds, and many end up comparing roller blinds against Venetian blinds.
Roller blinds are made of thick, dense fabric that rolls up at the top of your window. Venetian blinds are made of several slats that are connected together and adjusted upwards or downwards at an angle.
Both options have their own pros and cons, but here are just four reasons you should choose roller blinds.
1. Lower Your Costs
If you want nice-looking blinds but also need to stick to a strict budget, you should probably pick roller blinds over Venetian blinds. Roller blinds are much simpler, so they're much easier to make and cheaper to buy. They're also less likely to require fitting around your window. With Venetian blinds, you need to be sure the right number of slats is used to completely block out light without bottom slats grouping up on the windowsill.
2. Make Cleaning Easier
One of the most annoying things about Venetian blinds is how hard it is to clean them. With a roller blind, all you need to do is wipe the surface down with a damp cloth, and you won't even find much dust to remove since the material will hang vertically. The slats in your Venetian blinds will catch dust whenever you have them angled. Worse, you'll need to wipe each individual slat to get them looking their best.
3. Find Bolder Colours
Venetian blinds do come in more materials than roller blinds. However, you'll generally find more neutral colours. In contrast, roller blinds are available in a huge array of colours, from simple creams and blacks to more expressive blues, reds and yellows. If you want your windows to make a stronger statement or tie in with the room's established style, roller blinds are the way to go.
4. Reduce the Chance of Problems
Venetian blinds use a complex system of ropes or thin bits of fabric to control the slats; if anything goes wrong, you won't be able to use them. That's why you'll often see older Venetian blinds where one side comes down further than the other. Slats can also get mixed up, and aluminium ones can dent. Roller blinds are much simpler, so they tend to last longer.