Your chosen window treatment can be a good or better one. Both roman and venetian blinds are good options to choose from. Each has an advantage over the other. Which one is better? Well it really depends on your needs, preference and budget. Here I will discuss the advantages of each type of blind.
Roman blinds are made of durable, lightweight to medium weight fabric. High quality roman blinds have superior lining that filters sunlight and provides better shading. Although the control of light is not as detailed as that of venetian blinds, you can choose the translucency by choosing the right fabric. Avoid very hard fabric because it will be hard to fold them together.
They come in various designs, textures and colours. Their main feature is the pleated design formed by dowels, giving it a classic and timeless appearance. They are commonly used in bedrooms and lounges because they give an air of comfort to any room. Not only that, they emanate the softness of draperies and curtains, but without the heavy look.
The side chain or chord makes it easy to pull the blinds up or close it. It is also easy to clean, as the entire width of the blind is detachable.
Venetian blinds are comprised of horizontal slats that you can adjust and rotate at different angles. Its main advantage is that it lets you filter the amount of light coming while maintaining privacy. It has a plastic rod wherein when you rotate it, the slats also rotate upward or downward. Same with the roman blind, venetian blinds can be raised or lowered with a side chord.
It can be made of wood, aluminum or PVC. Because of the material used, they are more durable and easier to maintain than its roman counterpart. You do not have to remove the blinds for cleaning; you can simply dust or wipe the slats.
The horizontal lines of the element give any room a contemporary feel. You can install them in your bedroom, kitchen, living room and even your office. Avoid using timber venetian blinds in bathrooms as they may warp from the moisture. Use metal or plastic ones instead.
Which is Better
Both roman and venetian blinds have their strong and weak points. The determining factor would be function, style preference and budget. If the window is in a high moisture area, venetian blinds would be the better choice because fabrics in roman blinds are prone to absorb moisture and dirt.
In terms of style, venetian blinds have a sleek and professional appeal. Meanwhile, roman blinds are best suited for rooms that exude comfort and warmth. As for cost, roman blinds are also slightly cheaper.
Whichever it is that you choose, you can come to us. We offer high quality roman blinds and venetian blinds in the Western Cape and Cape Town area. They come in different designs and colors, suited for your needs and budget. Contact us today for more information and for a free consultation by calling us at 800993120.