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Roller vs Shutter Blinds

There are a lot of options to consider when buying a new house, and one of them is window coverings. Roller blinds and shutters, both of which are viable options for window coverings, each have their advantages and disadvantages that homeowners must weigh before deciding which is ideal for their own decor. Two completely different aesthetics, two completely different products. The question is, which one will look best in your house?

You can provide extra security to your home by installing shutters on the inside of your window frames. Their louvred slats can be slanted to let in more or less light, and they can be folded back from the windows entirely to let in loads of natural light.

Blinds are available in a plethora of materials and designs. Fabric blinds, such as roller or roman blinds, are the most prevalent, but aluminium and wooden venetian blinds are also quite popular.

Window blinds can be installed inside or outside the window frame, and they can be lifted, lowered, or shifted to the side to let in more light.

We’ll compare which is better between roller and shutter blinds, highlighting their respective advantages and disadvantages.
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Types of Blinds

It’s not that blinds can’t be used anywhere in the house, but rather that the right blinds need to be selected for the right rooms. For instance, roman blinds made of fabric or wooden venetian blinds are not recommended for bathrooms due to the humidity.

Blinds can be found in a wide range of designs and materials. To cover your window, blinds are hung from the top of the window frame and allowed to hang freely below. While cord pulls are the standard for vertical opening, horizontally opening variants exist.

Blinds are a flexible choice for controlling the amount of light and privacy you receive because they can be opened to any degree. With slatted blinds like Venetians and vertical blinds, you may direct the flow of light and maintain your privacy in any configuration you like.

Advantages of blinds

  • They can be used with other window treatments, such as curtains, sheers, or even another style of blind.
  • Window coverings made of fabric are more pleasant to the eye.
  • There’s no way you won’t be able to discover a blind that complements the decor of your home, as they come in such a wide range of styles, patterns, and tones.
  • A wide variety of materials allow you to find a blind that works in any setting (eg. PVC for wet areas like bathrooms or lined romans for dark bedrooms).
  • Affordable, although prices vary based on the materials chosen and how big the blinds are.
  • They are easy to adjust so that different amounts of light can come in. The best blinds for this purpose are venetians and verticals, but rollers, romans, and honeycomb blinds can also work.
  • Some blinds can be motorised, providing a truly child-safe alternative.
  • Blackout and thermal lining options help to make your house more comfortable.
  • They’re really simple to clean.

Disadvantages of blinds


  • Wear and tear, such as frayed blind cables, is a concern when choosing blinds.
  • Blind textiles are susceptible to fading over time.
  • Blinds, depending on the style, may need to be cleaned frequently.


Types of Shutters


Shutters are window coverings that can be put on the inside or outside of your windows. To compare them to blinds, we’ll talk about shutters that are put on the inside.

Shutters are permanent window coverings that fit perfectly and are attached directly to the window frame. They are usually made out of wood, which is stronger and thicker than blinds. They work like Venetian blinds because they have horizontal slats that can be turned, letting you control how much light comes in. Most of the time, a rod is used to control how the slats move. Shutter panels can be opened all the way and move away from the window in a horizontal motion, just like a door.


Advantages of shutters


  • They last a very long time.
  • Because of their classic style, shutters seldom require replacement.
  • They can help insulate your home better, making it more comfortable in the winter and more energy efficient in the summer.
  • You can easily regulate the amount of light that comes in and how much air gets let in.
  • The rod mechanism used to operate the blinds is far more secure than the rope or loop alternatives used on blinds.
  • When closed, shutters provide complete privacy.
  • They are a unique option for window coverings that can improve the aesthetics of your property and possibly increase its resale value.


Disadvantages of shutters


  • Compared to more common blinds like aluminium venetians, wood or wood-look (PVC) blinds, verticals, and roller blinds, these are quite pricey. It’s important to remember, though, that some blinds can be more expensive than others due to upscale details like motorised controls.
  • If you don’t have enough space on either side of your window or door for the shutters to open, then you’ll need to rethink your window treatment options.
  • They can be too heavy for some types of windows.
  • The production and set-up times are longer.
  • When compared to blinds, which come in a wide variety of forms, shutters are pretty much what they seem to be. However, you may get them in a variety of configurations, such as the café style, which just covers the bottom half of the window.

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