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

Plantation blinds are an ideal way to get the elegance of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them stand out 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 Dallas/Fort Worth design experts. We’ll help you pick the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll customize them just for your Dallas home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think about blinds, you might envision mini blinds. This well-liked, budget-friendly window covering often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds work well in busy spaces with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to care for. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even easier to use.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

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

1. Slat Size

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

2. Installation Spot

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

3. Operating System

Many plantation blinds lower 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 a selection of slat widths, finishes and materials. Highly desirable materials include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which type you should get? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with not a lot of 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 superior light control.

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

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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