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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to get the look of plantation shutters while sticking to a budget.

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

Learn more below or request a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Macon design experts. We’ll help you pick the best window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll make them just for your Macon 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 often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds work well in busy rooms with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. 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 distinct features.

1. Slat Size

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

2. Installation Area

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

3. Operating System

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

Customize Your Blinds

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

Not sure which material to choose? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with low humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a good selection for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

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

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

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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