Vertical Blinds vs Venetian Blinds
Vertical Blinds and Venetian Blinds are two of the most popular types of window blinds. Both are excellent choices with plenty of benefits. So, it’s understandable that choosing between the two can be tricky.
In this blog, we’re going to compare Vertical Blinds and Venetian Blinds and help you choose the best blinds for your home.
What’s The Difference Between Vertical Blinds And Venetian Blinds?
Vertical Blinds (usually) have fabric louvres, which hang vertically from a track and are connected at the bottom with a chain. They are also available in Rigid or Flexible PVC fabrics.
The vertical louvres can be adjusted, and the blinds can be completely opened or closed. They can be opened from the middle so half the louvres are on either side of the window, or all louvres can be pushed to one side of the window.
Venetian Blinds have horizontal slats (similar to Shutters), that are available in wood, faux wood and aluminium. The slats can be tilted and the blinds can be fully opened so they neatly and discreetly sit at the top of the window frame.
Pros Of Vertical Blinds
For a long time, Vertical Blinds were the blind of choice. They were the most popular option in homes and commercial properties. And rightfully so! Vertical Blinds are a great choice.
Variety Of Options
Vertical Blinds can be completely customised to suit your home décor. They are available in a range of textures, patterns, colours and fabrics. This includes Rigid and Flexible PVC – which will withstand the wear and tear of a busy home and is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Vertical Blinds louvres are available in 89mm and 127mm widths and can be fitted with a cord or a mono ward. Alternatively, you can have your Vertical Blinds fitted with motorised controls.
Suited To Any Window
Vertical Blinds are ideal for various window types, including large windows, unusually shaped windows, bay windows, conservatory windows, sloped windows and curved windows. They are tailormade to perfectly fit each window.
Vertical Blinds can also give the illusion of height to shorter windows.
Versatility And Practicality
Vertical Blinds are both versatile and practical. The louvres can be adjusted to let in as must or as little daylight as you want.
They can also be adjusted to maintain privacy whilst still letting the light in. Also, Vertical Blinds can be fully opened so you can enjoy the view and flood your home with natural light.
Depending on the fabric, colour and pattern you go for, Vertical Blinds give a softer aesthetic than other blinds and can be used instead of curtains. Or they also look great when paired with curtains.
Vertical Blinds are often the choice people opt for when they want a softer, homely feel from their window dressing.
Cons Of Vertical Blinds
Although having a softer fabric looks great, it is not the easiest to clean. But because they hang vertically, they don’t gather dust as much as other blinds.
Plus, some Vertical Blind fabrics are not as durable as other blind styles, such as Venetian. Vertical Blinds are not always the best options for bedrooms, as the fabric can be noisy when caught in the wind if a window is open. And they take up space on the windowsill.
Pros Of Venetian Blinds
Venetian Blinds are simple yet highly stylish. These extremely versatile blinds are suited to any room in the home and are currently one of the most popular blind styles on the market.
Wide Range Of Options
When you opt for Venetian Blinds, you have a range of options. You can choose from Wooden, Faux Wooden or Aluminium Venetian Blinds. In addition, you can choose from a range of colours, finishes, slat sizes and designs. Metal Venetian Blinds, for example, are available with 25mm, 35mm and 50mm slats.
Wooden or Faux Wooden Venetian Blinds are a firm favourite as they look expensive and sophisticated.
Venetian Blinds are tailormade to fit and sit snuggly against the window. They take up very little space on the windowsill, meaning you can still place things on your windowsill. Plus, when opened, they sit neatly at the top of the window frame and don’t take up a lot of space.
Offer Complete Privacy Without Blocking Light
Venetian Blinds are one of a few blind styles that let in light whilst offering complete privacy. You can tilt the louvres to ensure complete privacy, which is ideal if you live on a busy street or if your home is overlooked by neighbours.
Even with the louvres tilted, your Venetian Blinds will still allow the daylight to brighten up your home. Alternatively, you can fully open the Venetian Blinds to make the most of the view.
Work Well In All Rooms
Thanks to the range of choices when it comes to Venetian Blinds, the window dressing works well in all rooms. They are sleek and stylish enough to be paired with curtains or used alone. They look excellent in lounges, bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and dining rooms.
Long Term Investment
Venetian Blinds are a durable option that will withstand wear and tear for many years, making them a great investment for homes.
This may help if you were to rent out or sell your home. Better still, Venetian Blinds are super easy to clean and maintain. They can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth.
Cons Of Venetian Blinds
There are very few cons to Venetian Blinds. Like Vertical Blinds, Venetian Blinds will darken a room considerably, but they are not fully blackout. Also, as they are horizontal they tend to gather dust if not wiped down regularly.
Get In Touch
Here at Express Shutters, Blinds & Curtains, we make outstanding made to measure window dressings including high-quality Vertical Blinds and Venetian Blinds.
We can come to your home, measure your space and advise you on the very best options for your windows. You can choose from an array of styles, fabrics, designs and colours to create the perfect bespoke Blinds to suit your home.
We have an express turnaround service, meaning you can change the look of your home in no time at all. We also have a super showroom if you fancy popping in. We are open to the public Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.
Contact Express Blinds and Curtains to find out more!