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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to get the style of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

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

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


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might imagine mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly blind usually has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds work well in busy areas with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to care for. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even easier to use.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds are similar to plantation shutters but have a handful of distinct features.

1. Slat Width

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

2. Installation Spot

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

3. Operating System

Many plantation blinds are raised with a cord, but some feature a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds come in a variety of slat sizes, finishes and materials. Highly desirable styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which kind you should get? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with not a lot of humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a great option for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you choose, 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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