Shut the Front Door! Window Treatments for Doors

Strickland's Front DoorWhen you think of curtains, drapes, and shades, a window is usually the first thing that comes to mind. While this is understandable, it’s only half the story. Doors, it turns out, have their own list of demands when it comes to window treatments. While that list has a lot in common with windows (privacy, temperature regulation, and light control, for example), they present their own unique challenges and opportunities. To make the most of your window treatments, we’d like to offer the following suggestions for a variety of doors.


Window Treatments for French Doors:  French doors are a beautiful accent to any room. Their sweeping size invites plenty of natural light, which can be a blessing or a curse, depending on the time of day. For those moments when you want privacy or crave darkness, there are plenty of options for covering French doors in a way that honors their elegance. Sheer shades will provide filtered light, while roller shades allow you to balance light control with an outside view. For interior French doors, horizontal or sheer roller shades can provide the perfect touch of privacy.


Blinds, Shades & Shutters for Patio Doors:  Patios often provide a small oasis of natural beauty, flora, and sunlight – especially in Wilmington, NC, where yards and gardens are particularly lush. The door to this sanctuary should be framed, rather than completely covered, so those sights can be enjoyed even when the door is shut. Vertical blinds and lined drapes are both good choices. They can be pulled open and shut easily, and have the added bonus of helping to control temperature in your home.


Blinds, Shades & Shutters for Front Doors:  Your front door is the first and last thing guests see when they visit your home. As if that isn’t enough pressure, front doors might have any number of window shapes and sizes, which can make finding the right treatment a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. Despite these challenges, there’s no reason to shut the front door and forget about it – especially with the variety of solutions at your fingertips. If you have a sidelight window, privacy is your main concern. Window film, honeycomb shades, mini blinds, and café curtains can provide both privacy and style. If you’ve got an arch over your front door, consider cellular arches that can fan into a simple semi-circle.


Blinds, Shades & Shutters for Sliding Doors:  The common default for sliding doors is vertical blinds, but there are plenty of other options that are just as beautiful and interesting. Why not think outside the blinds and experiment with Roman shades, roller shades, or drapes? Each of these choices will provide more opportunity to play with fabric, patterns, and styles. Sheer panels, for example, are a great way to go. Not only is the lightweight fabric easy to open and close, it also filters light.


We hope these suggestions have opened your mind (and your doors!) to all the opportunities available. If you need help choosing the right window treatment for your door, Strickland’s is here to walk you through the perfect solution.



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