Venetian Blinds vs Roller Blinds – Which Is Better?

Are you blinded by the light? Get the inside story.

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Buying Blinds may not seem like the most exciting purchase you’ll make, but having high-quality Curtains and Blinds can improve your home and quality of life.


Deciding between Venetian Blinds and Roller Blinds can be difficult. Each has its  benefits and deficiencies and there are other factors to take into consideration such as cost, cleaning and privacy.


Here’s some information on Venetians Blinds and Roller Blinds that might help make this decision a little easier.

Lets talk light.

Let’s get right to the point. How much light do you want coming through the Blind?

If you want to control the amount of light coming through your windows throughout the day, Venetian Blinds will allow you to do so. You can adjust the amount of light by opening and closing the blades, however rays of light may still slip through.

With Roller Blinds you can shut out the light completely during the day and night, or roll them up leaving you open to the world outside.

Both Blind options will offer complete privacy, but with Venetian Blinds you can be semi-private and still have some light into your room.



Let's talk interior design

Which of the Blind options is better for your interior design? It depends on what you’re hoping to achieve with the room.

Venetian Blinds are a more classic style of Blind and there are some gorgeous models and colours that will enhance any room.

Roller Blinds on the other hand come in many different materials, colours and patterns. You can make a much stronger statement with Roller Blinds. They can even become the focal point of your room, depending on the pattern you’ve chosen.



Aside from the amount of light that you want to let into your room, you need to consider the space available.


While you can order both for any window size, Roller Blinds tend to be tighter fitting, taking up less space than Venetian Blinds.


Roller Blinds are also the perfect option if you don’t want your window views obstructed. You can roll them up and have them out of the way completely which makes them very practical.


Both types can be easily cleaned by you or a professional. With Venetian Blinds you’ll just need to dust every blade, which can be more time-consuming.


Roller Blinds consist of fabric so they are best cleaned by a professional or follow the care instructions provided.


If you give your Blinds the proper care, both Venetian Blinds and Roller Blinds will last a long time.

Venetian Blinds or Roller Blinds?

There is no right answer to this question. In fact, why choose?

Get a set of Venetian Blinds for your kitchen and a set of Roller Blinds for your living room or vice versa. Having the best of both worlds is possible!

dollar curtains + blinds has specialised in crafting custom made window coverings in Melbourne for over 50 years. Contact us today, visit a store or book a free design, measure and quote. Our Interior Consultants can help you to make the perfect choice.

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