Plantation Blinds vs. Traditional Blinds Compared | Louver Shop of Charleston
Louver Shop takes great care in the safety of our clients, employees and local experts who live and work in your community. No matter where you are, we’re here for you and can help you today with your window covering project, without delay or disruption, through an in-person or virtual appointment. Read more>

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

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.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

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 shutters

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?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

Get Started Planning Your Plantation Blinds Now

We make designing window coverings uncomplicated. And our customers agree, ranking us number one in categories like design assistance, product selection and product quality.*

Find your own number one reason to select Louver Shop of Charleston and schedule a free, in-home consultation now.

Schedule a Free, In-Home (or Virtual) Design Consultation Today
We'll bring the shutter, blind and shade showroom to you, take measurements and provide you with our everything's-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing—all for free! Get started by filling out the form below.