Choosing the right blinds for your home can be difficult, including the decision between roller and roman blinds. Given that the two can be so seemingly similar, it can be difficult for a homeowner to really determine which will be best for any given room. We’ll begin by looking at the similarities of both roman and roller blinds.
How Roller and Roman Blinds Are Similar
Both blinds were created to serve the same purpose: to block light out of a room. They also have a string located usually at the right hand side of the blind to roll the blinds up or down, come in a wide variety of materials and colors, and can be suitable for most areas of the home.
Where Roller Blinds and Roman Blinds Differ
Here’s the big difference between the two: roman blinds will not completely “blackout” a room. This is what makes roman blinds a popular choice for the bedroom where individuals may want a taste of daylight without the glaring sun rays. So if what you’re looking to achieve is a complete blackout of all light to a room, then a roller blind will be a better choice. For this reason roller blinds are a top choice for the office: they provide maximum privacy while also giving a more business-like appeal.
Another factor that has to be taken into consideration is the durability of the blind. Roman blinds are undoubtedly far more fragile than a roller blind, so homes where children, pets, or a lot of traffic may be passing through would not be ideal for anyone considering a roman blind. If what you’re aiming for is to create elegance and sophistication in any room while providing soft lighting, then a roman blind is the way to go.