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Roller Blinds vs Roman Blinds – How to Pick

The Big Decision: Roller Blinds vs Roman Blinds

There are several factors to consider when choosing whether you use roman blinds or roller blinds in a room.  There is no right or wrong but one may be better for you. Below we have discussed the potential factors that you may want to consider before choosing what type of blind to go for.

The difference between Roller Blinds vs Roman Blinds is the mechanisms, the way they work and how they look. As in the name, roller blinds roll up, whereas a roman blind folds up. Both have chains that are used to pull up and they both sit differently.

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Daylight In A Room

With roman blinds, when they fold up they tend to cover a portion of the window unless you have them outside the recess and high above the window. This means that they tend to block some light coming into the room, even when folded up. 

Advantages of Roller Blinds

An advantage of roller blinds is that they take up less room of a window, allowing more light to come into the room. If the amount of light coming into a room is important to you then consider going for a roller blind to allow more light in.


Roller blinds are generally viewed as a modern style of blinds. If you have a traditional home or are aiming to produce a traditional feel, we recommend using a roman blind which is much better suited to this type of interior.


You can create a focal piece out of your blind. When roller blinds are pulled up you cannot see the fabric so they do not create as much of a feature in a room. Roman blinds can be much more of a focal point in a room. When roman blinds are folded up you still see a portion of the fabric. Depending on the style of the roman blind will affect how much fabric you see. With waterfall style roman blinds you see more than with stacked roman blinds.


Cleaning roller blinds is far easier than cleaning roman blinds. If you are placing the blind in a kitchen or bathroom, or somewhere that is likely to build up lots of dirt and require frequent cleaning, then we recommend considering a roller blind for ease and time.


Cost may be another factor to consider. Roman blinds are generally more expensive than roller blinds so if you are looking for a touch of luxury and not looking to redecorate regularly then roman blinds are a great option.

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