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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to incorporate the look of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them differ from standard blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Western Carolina design consultants. We’ll help you choose the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Spartanburg home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds are ideal for busy spaces with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to lower.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have several distinguishing features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than regular blinds, sometimes as large as 2.5 inches. But their slats are skinnier than plantation shutter louvers, which are as big as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Location

Plantation blinds are installed 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.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds come in a variety of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Best-selling options include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which type you should select? Real wood blinds are best for rooms with little humidity, like bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a good selection for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you choose, you’ll have window treatments with great light control.

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

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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