Window Treatment Considerations For Doors


Finding the right coverings for the windows in your home can be a fun and rewarding project. But it’s easy to forget that your doors are windows that deserve treatment too. Whether you’re looking for window treatments for French doors, sliding glass doors or traditional hinged front doors, there are certain considerations that should be taken into account. Treating door windows can be very different compared to your home’s standard windows. Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways you can treat different types of doors. 

The Best Blinds For Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding glass doors can be a wonderful feature in many homes. While providing easy access to the outdoors, they also let a great deal of natural light enter the home and can offer a great view. When it comes to their coverings, you have several options. 

  • Vertical shades have long been a staple for sliding glass doors. Standard vertical shades will definitely get the job done on your sliding doors, though they are not your only option.          
  • Panel Shades have been a growing trend when it comes to sliding glass doors. This type of blind is composed of a number of large fabric panels that slide on a track to open and close. These panels provide a sleek look with a number of different fabric styles to choose from.               
  • Horizontal Blinds for sliding patio doors are becoming more common. These types of blinds will serve to both insulate your space and offer better privacy. Depending on your preference, horizontal blinds can come in a variety of sizes, materials, colours and patterns.   
  • Roman Shades are another wonderful shading option that provides elegance and are available in a number of fabrics and colours.

Ideal Window Treatments For French Doors

French doors offer a lovely entranceway to your home oasis. The ability to have two doors open at the same time allows a pleasant breeze to flow through your home. This two-door feature also offers you the opportunity to choose some beautiful window treatments.  

  • Sheer Horizontal Shades, woven wood shades, roman shades and wood blinds are all beautiful and practical options when it comes to window coverings for French doors.
  • A common issue with French door blinds is, oftentimes the handles can hinder  functionality. To solve this, buy blinds that fit comfortably between the glass panes. This is called a tight fit or inside mount, and will keep your door frame unobstructed.

Optimal Coverings For Standard Front Doors

As the main entrance to your home, the front door is the first thing most visitors will see when stopping by. So a nice window treatment on your front door can be crucial to making a great first impression. 

  • Hinged front doors can often use the same types of window treatments that work with French doors. These include soft, elegant Roman shades or minimalist roller shades.
  • For more light control, wood blinds can also be a great addition to a front door. Along with the ability to be raised and lowered, the tilting wood slats will help you find just the right amount of light. 
  • As with French doors, standard front doors with lever style handles will require inside mount blinds to avoid knocking into each other.

Open The Door To The Possibilities

In the end, there really are countless options for you to choose from when picking out window coverings for your doors. Depending on the style of door you’re looking at treating, there are a few things to consider. Once you’ve taken care of the functional side of things, the style, colour and materials are basically up to you!
For some inspiration, be sure to check out our extensive collection of window coverings and shades.

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