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

Plantation blinds are an ideal way to add the look of plantation shutters while sticking to a budget.

But what makes them different 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 Columbus design consultants. We’ll help you pick the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll make them just for your Columbus home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds are great for busy areas with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to use.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

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

1. Slat Size

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

2. Installation Area

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

3. Operating System

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

Personalize Your Blinds

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

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

Whichever style you want, you’ll have 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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