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

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

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

Discover more below or ask for a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Colorado design consultants. We’ll help you choose the ideal window blinds by bringing the showroom to you. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Denver 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 blind usually has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are great for busy spaces 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 a number of distinct features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have larger slats than traditional blinds, typically 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 Area

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

3. Operating System

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

Design Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in a variety of slat widths, finishes and materials. Highly desirable styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which kind you should get? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with low humidity, like bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you want, 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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