Where should you hang blinds?

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You can either mount your blinds on the inside or on the outside of the casing. If you hang your blinds on the outside, your window (and the blinds) will look larger. Hanging the blinds on the inside gives your window a slimmer look. Inside mounts also allow more light to shine around the edges of the blinds.

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Regarding this, where should blinds be hung?

You can either mount your blinds inside or outside of the casing. Hanging the blinds outside means your window look bigger but when you hang your blinds inside, your window looks slimmer. When you need to mount your blinds outside, measure along the outside edges of the casing that surrounds the window.

Secondly, where do you mount mount blinds? Look at your window and decide if you want to mount the blinds on the inside of the window frame (jamb) or outside and/or above the window frame. Inside-mounted blinds look tidy and that's the way to go in most situations.

Also to know is, do blinds go inside or outside the window?

Inside mounted blinds and shades will give you the cleanest look. That is because they fit inside the window frame, and can be mounted as deep or as shallow as you like. Outside mounted blinds and shades give the flexibility of choosing almost any window covering for any situation.

Are blinds supposed to touch the window sill?

In most cases blinds look and work the best when they rest on the window sill. No one is ever going to notice extra 1/2" of length and this keeps them from blowing in a slight breeze. If you prefer for the blinds not to touch the windowsill, you should deduct 1/4".

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Should blinds be flush?

When measuring for window blinds you should always make sure you have enough depth in your windows to mount the blinds. Each blind has specifications needed to mount them. A flush mount blind is on that is completely recessed in the window frame and nothing is protruding out of the window frame.

What size blinds do I need?

Inside-Mounted Vertical Blinds
Window should have a minimum recessed space of 2 3/8" for inside mount. Measure the width of the window from the top of the opening to the sill in 3 places. Use the smallest dimension for the blind width. The factory will automatically deduct up to 1/4" - 1/2".

How close to the window Do you install blinds?

Mark the approximate bracket location on the left side of the window frame. Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark 1 1/4 inches away from the window to keep the blinds from touching the glass when hung.

Do Roman blinds look better in the recess?

In summary, for Venetian, roller and vertical blinds, we would recommend they be hung from within the recess. However, Roman blinds would be better suited outside the recess, as they are able to let more light enter into the room.

How do you hang window blinds?

  1. MEASURE THE WINDOWS. Inside mount:
  2. INSTALL THE BRACKETS. Tip: On some blinds, the same brackets are used for inside and outside mounting.
  3. INSTALL THE HEAD RAIL. Place the head rail into the brackets and lock it in place.
  4. ATTACH THE VALANCE. If the blinds have a decorative valance, attach it as instructed.

How do you hang trim blinds?

Outside mount blinds or shades can be mounted 2 ways – to the trim around your window, or to the wall above the window opening (like the photo above). If you're mounting to the trim, measure the width of the trim at the top of the window.

How much space do you need on each side of blinds?

Blinds.com recommends at least 1.5" of overlap on each side of the window for blinds and shades, and 2" of overlap on each side for solar or roller shades and vertical blinds. The extra width provides more privacy and light blockage. As always, record your measurements down to the nearest 1/8 inch.

Should I install my own blinds?

One of the best reasons to install your own blinds is that it allows you to complete the project on your own schedule—not a professional's. When you order window treatments from Blindster, you may be ready to set them up right away, but hiring a professional can mean the job won't get done for days or even weeks.

Which way do you turn blinds for privacy?

The direction -- up or down -- to close blind slats is a matter of personal preference, but if you want more privacy, tilt them up, with the rounded side facing out. With the blinds tilted up, passers-by can't see in: The convex side faces the window, creating less space through which to view.

Should Roman blinds be inside or outside recess?

If you have little or no flat wall space to either side of your window then it may be better to consider mounting your Roman blind inside the recess. Ideally Roman blinds mounted outside of a window recess should extend a bare minimum of 5cms (2 ½ “) to either side of the window.

Should Roman shades be inside or outside mount?

Inside, is duh… inside the window frame and IMO usually preferable, especially if there's a pretty window casing. Outside mount is when the shade is outside the window frame. There are a few different reasons why we do that sometimes.

Do outside mount blinds look good?

Outside Mount Blinds
This does not give your window treatments that recessed or flush look, but does provide superior light control. For this reason, outside mounts are recommended for blackout shades. Otherwise, there will be light gaps on the left and right sides of the shades.

What is inside blinds?

An inside mount is when blinds or shades are installed inside the top of the window frame. Installing window treatments as an inside mount gives your windows a clean, finished look, allows blinds or shades to be flush with the trim or wall, and doesn't cover decorative molding.

Should blinds cover trim?

On the one hand, inside-mounted blinds foster a clean, modern look that shows off the window trim. On the other hand, outside-mounted blinds conceal the window trim but do a better job of blocking light. There's no right choice; it all depends on the room in question and your style preferences.

Can blinds be longer than window?

Because you're mounting the blinds outside the window on the wall above, they need to be slightly wider and taller than the opening. Without adding these extra inches, your window covering may have gaps on the side where light shines through, or not fully reach the window sill.

How much do blinds cost?

Material Cost Per Window Best For
Fabric $100 Vertical blinds
Vinyl 1 $120 Slat blinds
Bamboo $80 Roller blinds
Faux wood $95 Slat blinds

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