Plantation blinds are an ideal way to add the style 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?
Discover more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Greensboro 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 Greensboro home.
Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds
When you think of blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This popular, budget-friendly window treatment often has one-inch aluminum slats.
Mini blinds are great for busy spaces with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to maintain. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even smoother to use.
Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters
Plantation blinds look similar to plantation shutters but have a handful of distinct features.
1. Slat Size
Plantation blinds have wider slats than regular blinds, often as large 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
Many plantation blinds are controlled with a cord, but some have a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.
Customize Your Blinds
Our blinds come in many different slat sizes, finishes and materials. Most popular materials include faux wood and wood blinds.
Not sure which material you should get? Real wood blinds are great for rooms with little humidity, including 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 get window treatments with superior light control.
Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?
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