Best Kinds of Blinds for French Doors
Whether your French doors are leading to the outside living area, or an indoor bedroom, they provide an air of sophistication and refinement to any space. However, with the door panels being windows, they do not offer the most in terms of privacy. Blinds are a great option to outfit your French doors for privacy and light control.
There are several kinds of blinds that are best for French doors – here are a few.
Roman blinds are a popular option for French doors because they provide privacy, but also bring a sense of style along with them. Made of fabric, and structured to pull up in nice even layers, Roman blinds look classy both open and closed.
There are two options when installing Roman blinds on French doors. The first option is to have the blind installed above the door and cover the entire set of doors. This includes a larger panel of fabric that will bring more privacy and better light control. However, if you’d like to open the doors, the blinds will have to be drawn up, letting in a lot of light into the space each time.
The other option for Roman blinds is to install individual blinds on each door. This option allows the blinds to be drawn while also allowing full access to the doors. However, the individual panels do let in a little more light even when drawn as compared to the blind covering the entire door.
This is one of the most popular solutions for equipping your French doors with blinds. Venetian blinds come in a wide array of materials and colors and allow you to customize them specifically for your space.
Venetian blinds offer excellent privacy as well. They can be angled to let light in or out, but they also offer privacy without blocking out all the light. By angling the slats upwards, prying eyes can stay out, while some light can be allowed in. Venetian blinds are perfect for any set of French doors, regardless of whether they open to a bedroom or a patio.
Wooden Venetian blinds are a sophisticated choice for your French doors. You can select from a wide variety of wood, including the standard Basswood, or go premium with oak, cherry and even mahogany.
If blinds are not the window treatment you’d like for your space, another option for your French doors is to install curtains. Similar to the Roman blinds, curtains can be placed to cover the entire set of doors, or on the individual door panels.
With a myriad of fabrics and textures to choose from, the sky is the limit with the style and design of your curtains. However, if the curtains are installed on the individual doors, they will provide only as much privacy and light control as the fabric allows. If you choose a sheer fabric, you’ll have continual soft light, yet if you choose a dark, thicker fabric, you’ll have more privacy, yet less light.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to outfitting your French doors with window treatments. Whether you decide to go with Roman blinds, Venetian blinds, or curtains, Window Coverings of Wilmington has you (and your windows) covered. Call us today to schedule a personalized in-home consultation with one of our window treatment experts.