Really loathe vertical blinds. You can't sleep with your bedroom windows open to catch a breeze or put the ceiling fan on in summer because the darn things knock against the wall and window, keeping you awake. Vertical blinds sure do gather dust but I rather that than restless sleeps!
Oh! jonaj, I, too, just l o v e White Plantation Shutters! There's just 'something' about them for me that's really 'oldie-worldie'. Must remind me too much of my many stays at the 'Raffles', in Singers! Cheers!
Venetians definitely -they look so much better than the vertical though I think the verticals are good in a laundry -especially now that they do not have that chain on them any more as these used to break all the time.
I have vertical blinds in my rental, in both loungeroom and bedroom, so can't change them over. They're useless during extreme heat and cold, letting it in, as there's a gap of around 6 cm from the blinds to the window. This week the cold air has come right in so it's been pointless me having the heater on for long, it goes 'straight out'.
We have a mixture of blinds in our house, however, I'm thiking we should have put verticals on the windows, not only do venetians hold the dust, they flap about when a sliding window is open, so we tend not to open the windows!
Verticals. Had venetians in our rental and they are a nightmare to clean! It's a real shame that colours of verticals are so limited here in perth. That's what makes them seem out of date. In the uk you can get every colour and quite a few patterns.