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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 following a budget.

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

Discover more below or request a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Richmond design experts. We’ll help you pick the best window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll customize them just for your Richmond home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might envision mini blinds. This popular, budget-friendly window covering typically has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are ideal for busy spaces with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even easier to use.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look like plantation shutters but have a handful of distinct features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have bigger slats than standard blinds, sometimes as wide as 2.5 inches. But their slats are narrower than plantation shutter louvers, which are as big as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Spot

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

3. Operating System

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

Design Your Blinds

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

Not sure which material to choose? Real wood blinds are best for rooms with not a lot of humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a great selection for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you choose, you’ll have window treatments with superior light control.

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

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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