Plantation blinds are an ideal way to get the style 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?
Find out more below or request a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Charleston design consultants. We’ll help you select the best window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Charleston home.
Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds
When you think about blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly window treatment typically has one-inch aluminum slats.
Mini blinds are ideal for busy rooms with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to lower.
Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters
Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have a handful of distinguishing features.
1. Slat Size
Plantation blinds have larger slats than standard blinds, sometimes as large as 2.5 inches. But their slats are smaller 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 controlled with a cord, but some include a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.
Design Your Blinds
Our blinds are available in a selection of slat sizes, finishes and materials. Best-selling styles include faux wood and wood blinds.
Not sure which kind you should get? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with little humidity, like bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them an excellent option for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Whichever style you want, you’ll receive window treatments with greater light control.
Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?
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