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Difference between Venetian Blinds and Roller Blinds


Are you thinking of getting blinds for your windows? If you are, Venetian Blinds and Roller Blinds can be great options, depending on what on the features that you are looking for.   

So, which type of blind should you pick for your home? Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it really depends on what your preference is.

To start with, venetian blinds use horizontal slats and this is how they look:

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Roller Blinds as the name suggests can be rolled up and down and are either plain or textured.

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Colour options

Venetian blinds are available in a lot of colours, from standard colours like white, beige, brown to bright colours as well. Many stores create custom colours of venetian blinds to match the rest of the décor in your home. If you are open to trying bright colours or want to customize your blinds depending on your furniture or other elements of your home, venetian blinds are a great option.

Roller blinds on the other hand, are usually available in only subtler colours like white and beige. They can be custom made to suit your pillows, or lamp shades, but the colour options are still limited. So, if you are a minimalist or prefer to use only soft tones, roller blinds are a great option.

Light Control

Venetian blinds are great for light control, because you can control the amount of light that is let through the window using the horizontal slats. If you are sensitive to light, Venetian blinds are the way to go.

Roller blinds, on the other hand offer complete privacy. So that’s what you are looking for, roller blinds are a great option.

Material options

Venetian blinds come in Eco-wood, aluminium and timber. Aluminium blinds are a good option if you are on a budget. If you are willing to spend a bit more, venetian blinds in timber look a lot more stylish than the aluminium ones.

 When it comes to fabric, roller blinds tend to look the same, but they are available in different types like light filtering that offers different degrees of light filtering, sun filter that provides UV protection, block out that gives you complete privacy.


Both venetian blinds and roller blinds come with motorised options, which means both types can be controlled with a switch or remote, so both are winners in this case.

For those with kids, both have child friendly options available.

Easy to clean

Both types are easy to maintain. Roller blinds are extremely durable and venetian blinds are moisture resistant.

If you like both, you could always mix and match both types in different parts of your home. Venetian blinds are great for bathrooms and kitchens and roller blinds can be used in bedrooms and living rooms.

If you are looking a provider of roller blinds or venetian blinds in Hamilton, Waikato Shutters and Blinds are the best in the market. They have a wide range of blinds, shutters and awnings and they custom make a lot of these to suit your requirements.