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Roman blinds vs Venetian blinds

Whether you are starting from scratch, or you’re redecorating an existing room, blinds have the potential to enhance or spoil a room. So, it’s essential that you take the time to hunt around for the right type of blind. And whether you choose Roman blinds or Venetian blinds, there are pros and cons to each window-covering method. Quite often, what works in one room, won’t work in another.

Roman blinds

Made of fabric and using a cord system to stack into horizontal folds at the top, Roman blinds enhance any room. Made from thicker fabric, they sit quite close to your windowpanes and Roman blinds can prove to be an energy-efficient window covering. Modern and sleek, Roman blinds are a no fuss choice and take up less space than traditional curtains. There are typically two styles of Roman blinds. You can choose from relaxed and constructed. Relaxed Roman blinds have no structure to them so the fabric sits gently under its own weight. When raised, the relaxed style tends to curve at the bottom. While the structured Roman blinds have horizontal rods strategically placed. This will create a firmer look.

Venetian blinds

Typically made from timber or PVC, Venetian blinds are popular due to their sleek look and ease of maintenance. Affordable, easy to clean and easy to install, Venetian blinds are the ideal way to control the amount of light entering the room. This can easily be done by angling the Venetian blinds to filter the light. Allowing light in, you can also angle the Venetian slats to block prying eyes from seeing in. Suitable for most rooms and homes, their sleek, modern design makes it easy to match with your chosen décor. Installed inside the window frame, Venetian blinds look neat and tidy. The most popular types of Venetian blind includes timber, faux timber using PVC, and aluminium.

What is the big difference between Roman and Venetian blinds?

When it comes to choosing which blinds to have in your house, it’s not a case of one-size fits all. First, you need to consider the costs involved in refurbishing your entire house, then you need to decide which style of blinds will best suit your chosen décor. Roman blinds can often lend a Hamptons feel to your house which Venetian blinds create a more modern, beachy feel. Deciding whether you need maximum block out from the sun when buying Roman blinds as compared to easily letting light in with Venetians, is another reason to really do your homework.  

Which is more expensive, Roman or Venetian blinds?

Generally, Venetian blinds tend to be a more affordable option compared to Roman blinds. But once again, it all depends on the type of material you choose. Venetians tend to collect more dust as there are numerous slats to clean. Therefore, Venetian blinds require more frequent cleaning than Roman blinds.

The pricing for Roman blinds generally starts at around $45 and you can spend anywhere up to $70 for a patterned blind. While faux timber Venetian blinds start at $64 and go up to $86 as they are not made from real timber. Real timber Venetian blinds can be more expensive, starting at around $100.

So, when you’re ready to buy, and you require a free quote, or even some decorating advice on the right style, colouring and materials to use, you can rely on our experienced team at Beautiful Blinds and Awnings. We pride ourselves on providing our valued customers with the right solution for their window furnishing requirements, with quality products always at affordable prices. Take a look online, or give us a call 03 6234 8644 and place your order right away.

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