While shopping for custom window treatments, there are many questions to consider. In addition to selecting your style, material, and color, you’ll need to decide whether your shades will mount inside or outside your window frame. Sometimes, this choice is just a personal design preference, but there are practical benefits to both styles as well.
Outside mount window treatments are great if you want to make your windows look bigger, or to bring a more dramatic feel into your space. Inside mount shades provide a cleaner, more built-in look. Keep reading for more reasons to choose an inside mount!
Window Treatments for Small Spaces
Inside mount window treatments are the perfect solution for smaller spaces, as they don’t have to take up any additional room beyond your window. The necessary depth measurement for an inside mounted shade is 3/4” of space. As long as your window meets this requirement, your shade can be installed securely, and will take up minimal space beyond your window.
If your design style leans toward minimalism, inside mount window treatments are a great choice for you. They look very clean and modern.
Additionally, if you have beautiful woodwork and detailing in your home that you don’t want to cover, inside mount shades are the best choice. Whether your shades are raised or lowered, the frame of your window will never be covered, allowing the architectural elements of your home to take center stage.
Layered Window Treatments
Another great thing about inside mount shades is the opportunity that they present for layering! Layering your window treatments not only looks great, but it allows for flexibility in the amount of light you let in. Try an inside mount Roller Shade with an outside mount Roman Shade, or an inside mount Woven Wood Shade paired with Pinch Pleat Drapery. No matter what combination you choose, your windows are bound to look beautiful!
Our Design Consultants are happy to help if you have any questions about which mount type is the best fit for your windows. Visit one of our showrooms or give us a call at (800) 754-1455.