Electric Blinds and Venetian Blinds Compared

Electric Blinds and Venetian Blinds Compared

Blinds keep sunlight from entering your home and can help to retain heat. Two of the most popular types are electric blinds and wooden Venetian blinds. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of both to help you make your decision.

Electric Blinds


Electric blinds have many advantages, including:

  • They're ideal for people with mobility issues. This is because you can operate them with controls, meaning opening and closing your blinds is easy.

  • Electric blinds don't have cords or wires, so they're safe for households with children or pets. It's easy for both to accidentally wrap cords around their neck, which causes extensive injuries.

  • There's no noise with electric blinds, as they have a silent motor. You won't face any disruptions when you're taking an afternoon nap.

  • The average lifespan of an electric blind is 5 years.


As with most things, electric blinds also have some negative points.

  • If the motor for your electric blind fails, it will be stuck. This means you won't be able to move it at all until it's repaired.

  • If you need to get your blinds repaired, it can be expensive. Sometimes, due to the way they're made, there can be multiple failures at once.

Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds are popular because they look great with any decor. However, there are some advantages and disadvantages.


  • The blinds are made from wooden slats, which means they're perfect for blocking out sunlight. This makes them ideal for individuals that work nights, as they'll get a peaceful sleep in the daytime.

  • Wooden Venetian blinds are easy to clean and maintain. All they require is a quick wipe down with a wet cloth.

  • If you want to add a touch of class to your room, wooden Venetian blinds are perfect. They have an elegant style and work well with contemporary and traditional decor.


  • Venetian blinds are easy to clean, but you'll do it a lot! Wood attracts dust more than other materials. If you like to keep a dust free home, you'll be cleaning your blinds regularly.

  • If wood is continuously exposed to extreme elements, it can become damaged.

  • Most Venetian blinds are made from natural wood, which means you don't have full control over the shade or grain style.

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