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

Plantation blinds are a great way to get the look of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them stand out from traditional blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Discover more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Charlotte design specialists. We’ll help you pick the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to you. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Charlotte home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds are great for busy spaces with a lot of foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even easier to raise.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have several unique features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have larger slats than standard blinds, often as big as 2.5 inches. But their slats are smaller than plantation shutter louvers, which are as large as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Area

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

3. Operating System

Most plantation blinds are raised with a cord, but some feature a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Customize Your Blinds

Our blinds can be ordered in a variety of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Highly desirable styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which type to choose? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with low humidity, like bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them an excellent selection for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you end up with, you’ll receive 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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