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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to get the style of plantation shutters while following a budget.

But what makes them differ from regular blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Cincinnati design specialists. We’ll help you select the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Cincinnati home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think about blinds, you might imagine mini blinds. This well-liked, budget-friendly window treatment usually has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are ideal for busy spaces with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even quicker to lower.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

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

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than traditional blinds, sometimes as wide as 2.5 inches. But their slats are smaller than plantation shutter louvers, which are as large as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Location

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

3. Operating System

The majority of plantation blinds are controlled with a cord, but some feature a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds can be ordered in many different slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Best-selling styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which kind you should select? Real wood blinds are best for rooms with little humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you end up with, you’ll get 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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