Plantation Blinds vs. Traditional Blinds Compared | Louver Shop of Atlanta
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What's the Difference Between Plantation Blinds and Traditional Blinds?

Plantation blinds are a fantastic way to add the elegance of plantation shutters while keeping to a budget.

But what makes them differ from standard 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 Atlanta design consultants. We’ll help you choose the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to you. Then we’ll tailor them just for your Atlanta home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you hear the word blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly window treatment usually has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are ideal for busy areas with lots of foot traffic, since they’re easy to care for. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even easier to lower.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have a handful of unique features.

1. Slat Thickness

Plantation blinds have larger slats than regular blinds, sometimes as large as 2.5 inches. But their slats are skinnier than plantation shutter louvers, which are as large as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Spot

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

3. Operating System

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

Design Your Blinds

Our blinds come in a variety of slat thicknesses, finishes and materials. Most popular materials include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material to choose? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with little humidity, such as 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 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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