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

Plantation blinds are a great way to incorporate the style of plantation shutters while sticking to a budget.

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

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


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds work well in busy areas with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to raise.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

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

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have larger slats than traditional blinds, often as wide as 2.5 inches. But their slats are smaller than plantation shutter louvers, which are as big 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

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

Customize Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in many different slat sizes, finishes and materials. Most popular styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

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

Whichever style you choose, you’ll get 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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