Inside Mount blinds or shades are contained within your window frame. Our Natural Woven Shades require at least a 1 1/2" frame depth for Inside Mount. You may prefer Inside Mount because it provides a finished, built-in look without covering your molding. Inside Mount also allows more clearance if you plan to layer Drapery, a Valance or Cornice over your shades. Before choosing Inside Mount, be sure to check your windows for "squareness", since Inside Mounted shades will not operate properly or hang attractively if windows are not "square." Click Measure Guide for details.
Outside Mount blinds or shades are mounted on your wall or molding (rather than within the confines of your window frame). Even if your windows have enough frame depth (1 1/2") for Inside Mount, you may prefer the extra room darkening and privacy Outside Mount provides, since greater window coverage reduces light leak at shade edges.