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

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

But what makes them differ 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 Boston design consultants. We’ll help you select the right window blinds by bringing the showroom to you. Then we’ll customize them just for your Boston home.

Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

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

Mini blinds work well in busy areas 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 several distinct features.

1. Slat Size

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

2. Installation Location

Plantation blinds are installed 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 include a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds are available in many different slat widths, finishes and materials. Best-selling styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

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

Whichever style you want, you’ll receive 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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