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What Window Coverings Work for French Doors

If you have French doors in your home, then you know they are a great way to add natural light and style— but they can be challenging to decorate. Their unique style and build make it difficult to capitalize on their aesthetic; it's tempting to not make them a focal point in your room design.

French Doors with Hunter Douglas® Shades near Newport News, VA

However, there are ways to make these doors look great! Window coverings are one of the best ways to use French door window treatments, whether you want sheer curtains for light diffusion or blackout shades for premium privacy options. Here's everything you need to know about window treatments for French doors:

What To Look for When When Shopping for French Door Window Treatments

When shopping for window treatments, it's important to consider how your choice will fit in with the rest of your room. If you have a large, open space and want to keep it that way, go for something that doesn't block out too much light or take over the entire room. On the other hand, if you want something more ornate that stands out from the rest of your decorating scheme (and adds some drama), try adding a valance or accent piece along with curtains for French doors instead.

Another important factor when choosing French door window treatments is getting the right size treatment— whether it's custom-made or off-the-rack— for each door; this will ensure they hang evenly across both panels so there isn't any awkwardness when opening or closing them together as one unit (or separately).

Pair cordless options with shades on a track to reduce any swinging back and forth as the door opens. Additionally, take into account the decorative handles and how those will interact with the window treatment! We don't want any snags or annoyances with French doors' more unique elements.

Best Window Treatments for French Doors

But which window treatment is best for your French doors? Luckily, there are a multitude of wonderful options! Here's a quick list of some of our favorite French door window treatments:

Sheer Shades

Sheer shades are best in class when it comes to light control and light diffusion. If your French doors are in a prominent room with great natural light, consider sheer shades to create a soft glow that elevates any interior decor.

Cellular Shades

This is another option that works well with most styles of French doors! Cellular shades come in many different colors and patterns, allowing them to pair well with any style or design!

These have an added bonus as French doors are a significant area of heat loss in the home, and Cellular shades actively work against that. Cellular shades' special insulated layer reduces heat loss and saves you money on your energy bill.

Roman Shades

These are perfect if you want something more elegant than sheer curtains or drapes without sacrificing overall light control ability like blinds would provide. French Door Roman Shades are a stylistic revelation that perfectly matches most traditional and modern styles.

Find French Door Window Treatments Today

Have more French Door questions? We can help! Unusual Designs is your premier Hunter Douglas® dealer in Newport, VA! Unusual Designs Inc. is your one-stop shop for all of your interior design needs, including window coverings from Hunter Douglas, furniture, accessories, fabric, and wallpaper from stellar brands.