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

Plantation blinds are an ideal way to get the style 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 Charleston design consultants. We’ll help you pick the ideal window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Charleston home.

Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think about blinds, you might envision mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly window treatment often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are ideal for busy rooms with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to raise.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have a number of distinguishing features.

1. Slat Width

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

2. Installation Location

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.

Personalize Your Blinds

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

Not sure which type you should get? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with not a lot of humidity, such as 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?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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