When choosing new blinds for your home or office, you have two options: Venetian and roller blinds. Each type of blind has its own characteristics, which means they are better suited to some types of windows.

In this guide, we are going to explore the differences between these two types of blinds. We’ll discuss colour, materials, maintenance, privacy and more. This will give you a better idea about which blind is right for your home.

Pros And Cons Of Venetian And Roller Blinds.


The price of both types of blinds is determined by the material they are made from. But generally speaking, Venetian blinds are more expensive than rollers. This is because they use more durable materials such as wood and aluminium.

The trade-off for this is higher durability and greater flexibility. But in reality, Venetian blinds are not that much more expensive than rollers, so your decision should not be made on price alone.


Privacy is a major consideration when choosing blinds. There are trade-offs to make here. Venetian blinds allow you to precisely control the amount of light coming into a room.

Roller blinds offer better privacy when fully closed, but this restricts the amount of light coming into the room. While they can be half-closed to reduce sun glare, this doesn’t present much privacy.

Colour Options

Roller blinds typically offer a greater choice of materials and colours than Venetian blinds. Rollers are available in a choice of both plain and patterned fabrics. This makes it easy to tailor them to match your interior.

That being said, modern Venetian blinds are available in more colours now than ever before. You can also choose from a choice of materials including aluminium, wood and plastic. However, the choice of colours is still limited compared to roller blinds.


Practicality is a major consideration and is often the main reason why people choose one type of blind over another. Roller blinds are easier to open and close fully, and when the blind is fully open, the blind and mechanism are almost invisible.

While the slats on Venetian blinds can be easily adjusted, opening them completely takes longer. And when fully open, the slats remain visible. This makes rollers better for conventional and sliding doors and Venetian blinds better for windows.


When it comes to maintenance, both blinds are very durable so long as you buy from a reputable retailer, but most people would regard Venetian blinds as more difficult to clean than roller blinds.

Dust is also attracted to the smooth surface of Venetian slats, so you will find yourself cleaning Venetian blinds more often than rollers. Cleaning Venetian blinds is easy, you just need to wipe them down with a damp cloth every few weeks or so.


So long as you buy quality blinds from a reputable retailer both types of blinds will last a long time. How long they last will depend on the material chosen. Aluminium and timber Venetian blinds will last the longest.

Fabric roller blinds, especially in brighter colours, will fade over time. The pull cord on rollers may also break, but this is easy to fix as replacement pull cords are available from all reputable blind retailers.

Need Help Choosing The Right Blind.

As you can see, there are pros and cons to each type of blind. Ultimately, the right choice for your home will depend on where you intend to install the blind and the type of look you’re going for.

While some people prefer the crisp minimalist lines of roller blinds, others prefer the privacy and security that venetian blinds offer. And with both types of blinds available in a wide range of materials, you can easily tailor your blind to complement your interior.

Are you looking for a replacement roller or Venetian blind for your home? 

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