- Inside mount means the window treatment is installed inside the window casing.
- Outside mount means the window treatment is installed outside the window casing, usually on the wall or molding.
If you want to maximize the view through your window when your shade is open, pay attention to the shade's stack height. "Stack height" is the amount of space your shade takes up at the top of your window when the shade is fully opened. Small stack heights maximize your view, while large stack heights block more of the view at the top of the window. Click here to see specific stack height measurements based on the shade's size.
Multiple shades on one headrail help you more easily cover wide windows or patio doors. A single headrail makes installation easier and creates a clean, unified look.
Choose which side of the window treatment should have the lift control, which could be a cord or a cord loop. Think about the placement of the window and any furniture or obstacles in the room, and choose the side that's most accessible.
For a single shade: Lift control can be positioned on the left or right.
For multiple shades on one headrail: Lift controls must be positioned to the outside. For two-on-one, either shade can control both shades or each shade can be operated independently.
For three-on-one, the middle shade must be operated by either the left or right outside shade. Alternatively, you may have either the left or right outside shade control all three shades.
For bottom up/top down, the opposite cord lowers the top of the shade system.
Valances give your window treatment a finished look and help conceal the headrail and mounting brackets.
For outside-mount window treatments, projection brackets provide additional clearance between the headrail and the wall. They create extra space so that the window treatment doesn't hit the window's operating hardware or molding. You can attach these L-shaped brackets to the top or back of the headrail.
Hold down brackets prevent door-mounted window treatments from bouncing around as the door is opened or closed. They can also be used to secure window-mounted treatments subjected to heavy wind exposure. They're not recommended for motorized window treatments.
Cord cleats anchor cords to the wall, keeping them out of reach of kids or pets. Cord cleats are available for all window treatments with lift cords. Clear cord cleats are complimentary. For a more decorative touch, purchase a cord winder or brass cleats in a decorative or antique style.