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

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to get the elegance 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 Kansas City design consultants. We’ll help you pick the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Kansas City home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think about blinds, you might imagine mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly window covering usually has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are great for busy areas with lots of 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 similar to plantation shutters but have several distinct features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have bigger 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 Location

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

3. Operating System

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

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in a selection of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Most popular materials include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material you should select? Real wood blinds are great 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 want, you’ll have 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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