What's the Difference Between Plantation Blinds and Traditional Blinds?

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to add the elegance of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them stand out from regular blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or ask for a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop design specialists. We’ll help you select the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll tailor them just for your South Georgia home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This popular, budget-friendly window covering typically has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds work well in busy spaces with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to raise.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds are similar to plantation shutters but have several distinct features.

1. Slat Width

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than traditional blinds, typically as big as 2.5 inches. But their slats are smaller than plantation shutter louvers, which are as wide as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Location

Plantation blinds are mounted at the top of windows, while plantation shutters are inserted inside the window opening.

3. Operating System

The majority of plantation blinds are raised with a cord, but some have a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Customize Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in a selection of slat widths, finishes and materials. Highly desirable options include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material you should select? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with little humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you end up with, you’ll receive window treatments with greater light control.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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