Outside mount blinds - how much window frame to cover?
My 1919 colonial - or maybe federal - style house has 5 inch framing around the windows. I'm planning to put 2 inch white faux wood blinds on the windows, outside mount. I can't decide how wide to make them and wanted to check with some old house experts before I went ahead.
My first thought was to completely cover the frames with 44.5 inch wide blinds for a clean, finished, fitted look. But I am second guessing myself because this would be covering some of the character of the house. Currently on the windows are ultra cheap Ikea cloth blinds that came with the house. They expose almost 3 inches of frame on each side.
What is customary in cases like this? The frame isn't deep enough for an inside mount. I don't know when or if I will add drapes.