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

Plantation blinds are a great way to incorporate the look of plantation shutters while following a budget.

But what makes them differ from standard 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 Tampa design specialists. We’ll help you select the best window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll make them just for your Tampa home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds are great for busy areas with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to care for. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to use.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds are similar to plantation shutters but have a handful of distinct features.

1. Slat Width

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

Many plantation blinds are raised 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 a variety of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Highly desirable options include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material to choose? 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 choice for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you end up with, you’ll get 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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