Plantation Blinds vs. Traditional Blinds Compared | Louver Shop of Louisville
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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 different from standard blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or ask for a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Louisville design experts. We’ll help you pick the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your home. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Louisville home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might envision mini blinds. This well-liked, budget-friendly window treatment often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds work well in busy areas with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to care for. 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 handful of distinguishing features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have larger slats than traditional blinds, sometimes as large 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 installed at the top of windows, while plantation shutters are installed inside the window opening.

3. Operating System

Many plantation blinds are raised with a cord, but some feature a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds come in a selection of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Highly desirable options include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material you should get? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with low humidity, such as 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 greater light control.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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