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The natural grains and imperfections are what give bamboo its charm and attractiveness. Bamboo blinds, also known as woven wood shades, can be mounted inside or outside of a window casing, though some choose to mount a valance at the top of a window with an outside mount in order to give a more finished look. To measure for an inside mount simply measure inside the frame at the top of the window. To measure for an outside mount, measure the window casing or the area the blind is expected to cover.