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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to get the look of plantation shutters while sticking to a budget.

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

Find out more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Jacksonville design specialists. We’ll help you choose the ideal window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll customize them just for your Jacksonville home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think of blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This popular, budget-friendly blind often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are great for busy areas with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to raise.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds are similar to plantation shutters but have a number of unique features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than traditional blinds, sometimes as big as 2.5 inches. But their slats are narrower 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 inserted inside the window opening.

3. Operating System

The majority of 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 variety of slat widths, finishes and materials. Most popular styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which type you should select? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with low humidity, including 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 have window treatments with great light control.

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

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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