A QUICK LOOK AT THE BENEFITS OF EACH
- Why choose inside mount?
- An inside-mounted blind or shade delivers a clean, finished look that’s perfect for highlighting beautiful window trim.
- Inside mount is also ideal if you have a deep sill that you use as a shelf for plants or objects.
- Inside mount works well when layering with drapes, because the mounting brackets won’t get in the way of the drapery rods.
Keep in mind: You’ll need enough depth within the frame so that your window treatment doesn’t extend beyond it. Also note any handles or cranks on your window frame; depending how far they extend, an inside-mounted blind or shade may catch when lowered. In addition, you’ll have a small light gap on each side of the blind or shade to allow for smooth operation.
- Why choose outside mount?
- An outside-mounted window treatment is great for making a window look larger (you can hang the window treatment as high as you want) or hiding an unattractive trim.
- You don’t have to worry about blinds or shades fitting within the frame depth, if you have shallow windows.
- When you raise your window treatment, you can take advantage of the entire view.
- When you close your blind or shade, it will cover the entire window—blocking more light than window treatments mounted inside the frame.
Keep in mind: If you’re installing window treatments with blackout fabrics, you’ll definitely want to mount the blind or shades outside the frame, in order to block light from the sides of the windows.
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