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.
Though Natural Woven Shades are beautiful on their own, many shoppers choose to add fabric Edge Binding to artfully frame shades' sides + bottom, while adding a dash of color and great textural contrast. Select from 1/2", 5/8" or 1 1/2" wide Solid Twill or 2 1/2" wide patterned styles.
The light + airy nature of many of our woven shade materials may make lining desirable, especially for nighttime privacy.
(Shown Left) Unlined, Natural Wovens allow light to filter through
Our Privacy Lining enhances the insulation value of your shades. Both Privacy + Blackout Linings are available in off-white or khaki colors to complement your chosen shade material; off-white colors may vary slightly depending upon woven material selected. For nurseries, bedrooms, media rooms and anywhere complete light blocking is desirable, select Blackout Lining. All Blackout Linings have a white streetside appearance. Blackout lining is not available with material Kaza/Stone 12125
(2276 Blackout Off-White, Shown Left) With lining, light is blocked
2-on-1 Headrail Integrating two separate, independently operating shades on a single valance and headrail can make side-by-side windows look like a single unit, while providing more light control and flexibility in operating your shades, since each has its own lift cord. This upgrade is also recommended for large windows and/or heavier woven materials.
Specify the left and right width for each side. Total width of the left and right blind must equal the overall width. 2-on-1 Headrail is required for shades greater than 96" wide.
Loop Control: Allows you to raise your shade smoothly with little effort. This feature allows for even placement of your shade when it is partially raised; Once properly installed, this cord guide eliminates dangling lift cords for added child and pet safety. Your cord loop length depends on the height of your shade; standard length is approximately 2/3 the height of the shade or you may choose a longer or shorter length depending on your specific needs by selecting custom loop length.
Top Down/Bottom Up (Flat Fold style): Maintain your privacy while you let in sunshine by lowering shades from the top, or raise them in traditional fashion from the bottom. Includes lift cords on both left and right sides of shade for added convenience and operating ease.
NOTE: Top Down/Bottom Up upgrade is not available in combination with Loop Control or 2 on 1 Headrail upgrades.
Lift cords raise, lower and position your entire shade. Select either left- or right-side location for your cords, taking into consideration your room configuration, ease of reaching lift cords behind furniture, etc. Top Down/Bottom Up shades (Flat Fold style) will have cords on both sides; one to control lowering the shade from the top, the other to control raising it from the bottom. A cord cleat will also be provided with your shade, which must be installed and used properly to keep dangling lift cords out of the reach of small children and pets.
No charge option Hold-Down Clips are mounted at the lower corners of your shades to prevent the bottoms from moving; a great choice for shades mounted on doors or in windy locations
Your shades will have a standard clearance of approximately 1/2" from the mounting surface. Extension Brackets project your shades further away - 1 1/2" in total - from the mounting surface, allowing them to clear obstacles such as door handles, window operating cranks and molding. Extension Brackets may only be used for Outside Mount, and may not be combined with Loop Control upgrade.