What is the difference between roller blinds and roman blinds?

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When it comes to choosing window dressings, Roller blinds and Roman blinds are two of the most popular options – but which should you pick? Both are versatile choices that come in a variety of materials, colours and styles, but they have distinct differences in their benefits and style that may make one a better fit for your home than the other.

In this blog, we’ll look at the similarities and differences between Roller Blinds and Roman Blinds and explore the advantages of each.

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Similarities:

Materials

Both Roller and Roman Blinds offer a sleek and modern look to your windows, and both come in a wide variety of materials, textures and colours. Choose a fun and creative design for a child’s bedroom, an easy-wipe texture for a kitchen, and whatever cosy or crisp style best suits your living room’s design.

Maintenance

Both styles are easy to clean and maintain, which makes them ideal choices for a bathroom or kitchen, or any room in a household with pets or children.

Made to Measure

Built for you by Norwich Sunblinds, either style can be fitted perfectly to your window, no matter its size. With our service, measurement and fitting all come included with the price of your blinds.

Differences:

Style

The biggest difference between Roller Blinds and Roman Blinds is their style. Roller Blinds pull down in one straight screen, then roll up and away entirely when closed. In contrast, Roman Blinds are always on display, folding up into soft pleats when opened to create a gentler, classic look.

Light control

Roller Blinds are usually more effective at blocking light than Roman Blinds. This is because the fabric on Roller Blinds is often thicker and can be made of blackout material, making them ideal for bedrooms or media rooms. You can also select sheer or sunscreen fabrics if you want them, allowing you to control the light the way you want to.

Roman Blinds still provide some level of light control, but they’re usually not as effective as Roller Blinds, as they often do not employ these materials. That said, at Norwich Sunblinds, we are able to produce a blackout Roman Blind for you if you wish, to give you both darkness and style!

Insulation

Roman Blinds are better at insulating windows and keeping out drafts. This is because the pleats create pockets of air which act as a barrier against the outside temperature. Roller Blinds don’t have pleats, so they don’t provide quite as much insulation.

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Advantages of Roller Blinds:

Easy to Use

Roller Blinds are easy to operate, and you can adjust the amount of light coming in by rolling them up or down. They also take up less space when fully retracted, making them ideal for smaller window frames.

Versatile

Roller Blinds come in a massive range of materials and colours, so you can choose one that matches your home. They’re also great for creating a minimalist, modern look.

Light Control

Roller Blinds are excellent at blocking out light, making them ideal for bedrooms. They’re also great for reducing glare on computer screens and televisions in offices or living rooms.

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Advantages of Roman Blinds

Stylish

Roman Blinds add a touch of elegance to any room. They have a classic, timeless look and come in a range of materials, including silk, linen, and cotton.

Insulating

Roman Blinds provide the best insulation, which can reduce your energy bills. They’re ideal for rooms that get a lot of sun exposure or for homes in colder climates.

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In conclusion

Both Roller blinds and Roman blinds have their advantages, and the right choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a minimalist, modern look and want to block out light, then roller

Both Roller Blinds and Roman Blinds have their advantages, and the right choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a minimalist, modern look and want to block out light, then Roller Blinds are a great choice.

If you want a classic, elegant look and need insulation, then Roman Blinds could be a better choice.

Whatever you choose, we’ll help you consider the material, colour and styles to ensure that your window dressings complement your home and meet your needs.

To protect your investment, all of our blinds come with our 5-year guarantee. Arrange your free home appointment to find the best blinds for your lounge – we will visit you to take measurements, discuss fabric choices and provide you with a quote. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you and get a home appointment booked in!