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Shutters or Venetian blinds - what is the best option?

Shutters or Venetian blinds - what is the best option?

One of the great parts of interior design in the modern era is the vast number of options at your disposal. Whether you are redesigning your lounge for summer, renovating a bedroom or just feeling inspired for a change, you might be a bit overwhelmed with all the different possible directions.

At Harvey Furnishings, we see this as an opportunity. This is your chance to get creative and tailor a room to your exact look - something that every budding interior design can only dream of. One decision that you might have to make is shutters or Venetian blinds. Both are great options, but your final call may come down to the finer details.

If you are still unsure of which suits your space, take a look at our comparison article below.

Blinds or shutters?Blinds or shutters?

Which is cheaper?

For some people, the decision to install shutters or blinds comes down to one element - budget. While you can't put a price on quality, generally blinds are the more cost-effective option.

We understand this thought process, and actively work to ensure we offer a range of shutters and blinds at different price points. Shutters, in particular, are a highly customised product with various materials, designs and finishes available - so how much you will likely pay depends on your choice of design.

At the end of the day, while blinds are generally cheaper, designing your home should always come down to quality - as paying for a well-manufactured and produced product could end up lasting for many years!

Designing your home should always come down to quality.

Which adds the most privacy?

If your home or room is facing the road or at ground level, the fittings that you attach to the windows might come down to privacy. While both Venetian blinds and shutters do a good job in this area, shutters are slightly ahead in this category.

The way that shutters are structured, the slats can be adjusted to let in light and therefore increase or decrease levels of privacy. Depending on what type of blinds you select, not all will provide complete light blockage which may impact security. However, given the slats can be tilted, this enables your home to remain cool and furniture protected from the harsh sunlight.

For the best finish, it might be good to talk to one of the professionals at Harvey Furnishings, who can discuss privacy options and ensure you get the right product for your home.

Which looks the best?

Again, this is a decision that comes down to you, but we can help pinpoint various design trends and looks to complement your overall desires. As well as being extremely durable and robust, shutters come in many styles that lend themselves to many home options in Auckland. Whether you have a 1920s bungalow, modern high-rise apartment or 1950s state house, there are different shutters to help match your requirements.

Shutters provide an almost timeless feel, creating a sense of calm and privacy as your home becomes a true sanctuary for you and your family.

Venetian blinds, on the other hand, best match the decor and trends of homes built during the early part of the 20th century - bungalows and villas. This may not be the end of the world for you, but if you are looking for a particular style or finish, you may want to consider the other types of blinds available at Harvey Furnishings.

Which should I choose?

Both shutters and Venetian blinds have arguments for and against, but it really comes down to personal preference. You may even choose to have shutters in your main living areas and venetian blinds in the bathroom or spare bedroom. Whatever you choose, both options can add real value to your room and overall feel of your home.

If you are interested in either, feel free to get in touch with our expert team for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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