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28th January 2020

Pros & Cons: Blinds vs Shutters [with infographic]

Pros & Cons: Blinds vs Shutters (Infographic)

When it comes to installing fresh adornments for your windows, the choice between blinds and shutters can be a divisive one, but in this month’s article we’ll be highlighting the pros and cons of each to enable you to make the most informed decision possible.


There are a whole host of pros for each of the two styles we’re discussing here today, with the ones for blinds including:

  • A massive variety of styles, patterns and colours to choose from
  • A softer, more forgiving touch that complements a room and adapts to it rather than defining it
  • Conservative on space, being made to measure

The pros for shutters, meanwhile, consist of:

  • A quaint and timeless aesthetic choice, beautiful in bay windows
  • Highly durable
  • Keep your room fresh and bright
  • No cords or chains for ultimate safety, eliminating the possibility of entanglement
  • Made to fit any type and size of window
  • Require less maintenance than blinds


On the other hand, there are some limitations to both blinds and shutters that you should know about before settling on one. For blinds, these include:

  • They aren’t as durable as shutters
  • They are harder to clean
  • In time they will fade due to UV exposure

For shutters, these include:

  • They are far more expensive than the average set of blinds
  • They are fitted to the frame, and therefore will likely take up far more space

In Summary

Each design has a lot of pros and cons, and overall your style choice depends on the aesthetic you’re wanting to establish in your room. If you go for blinds, you’ll have a more malleable option that you can tailor to your tastes and for a fraction of the price of shutters, but cleaning them can be time-consuming. Shutters, alternatively, do not require extensive cleaning, being easy to maintain. They are a timeless option that can complement the sophisticated decor of a room.

With both styles having their own merits, you’ll have to make a choice between the two as to which one will suit your room best, but no matter which choice you settle on, Boyd’s Blinds will be here to help.

Boyd’s Blinds supply a fantastic array of high quality blinds, from venetian to perfect fit, throughout Newark, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. We are a family-run business dedicated to taking the hassle out of purchasing blinds, with our offers of free home visits and fittings guaranteed to make the whole process as stress-free as possible. So for a premier service when it comes to purchasing new blinds for your home or business, contact our friendly team today!