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

Plantation blinds are an ideal way to incorporate the look of plantation shutters while following 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 select the ideal window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll tailor 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 typically 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 number of unique features.

1. Slat Width

Plantation blinds have larger slats than regular blinds, typically as big as 2.5 inches. But their slats are skinnier than plantation shutter louvers, which are as wide 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 raised with a cord, but some include a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Customize Your Blinds

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

Not sure which material to choose? Real wood blinds are great 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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