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Best Blinds for French Doors

April 04, 2022 3 min read

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb shades, blinds for French doors at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois

French doors are a beautiful and elegant addition to any home. Whether they function as a front door, patio door, or room separator, these classic doors deserve window treatments with the same elevated style.

There are many window treatment options for French doors, so you are not just limited to one style. Several choices are even customizable, making them perfect for a statement piece like French doors.

Unique Doors Require Unique Solutions

We know and love French doors for the way they easily bring everyday elegance into our space. But, a few aspects might make it challenging to find the perfect window treatments.

Each door in your set is narrower than a standard door with small window panes, which makes blinds an ideal window treatment. Blinds can be sized to fit your French doors perfectly, and they will be thin and lightweight to conserve space.

Our Favorite Blinds for French Doors

Finding blinds or shades that properly fit your beloved French doors may seem complicated, but our styles are fantastic options for both function and style.

  •  Hunter Douglas Woven Wood Blinds, blinds for French doors at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois
  •  Hunter Douglas Vignette® Roman shades, blinds for French doors at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois
  •  Hunter Douglas Cellular shades, blinds for French doors at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois
  •  Hunter Douglas Roller shades, blinds for French doors at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois

Roman Shades

Classic and traditional, Roman shades invoke feelings of grandeur, much like the French doors themselves. The elegant fabric folds complement the sleek lines in the doors. Choose from a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures to seamlessly blend your new shades into your existing décor. Add brackets or velcro to hold down the shades and keep them from swinging as you open and close the door.

Woven Woods

Like Roman shades, woven wood shades provide an elegant and seamless look but give a more natural feel; pure textures bring an organic aesthetic into the room. With so many different fabric options, woven wood shades are an excellent choice for those looking to customize their window treatments. Add a blackout liner to increase privacy or light filtration, or experiment with various edge banding and valance options to create a look perfect for your home.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are ideal for interior French doors, as there are no unsightly seams on the back of the panels. They are equally as beautiful from the back as they are front. The smooth-rolling mechanism suits French doors, as the extra fabric is neatly tucked into the valance. Try a 2-layer shade for additional noise and light reduction and add fasteners to keep the shades secure.

Cellular Shades

Light and compact cellular shades are an excellent window treatment for French doors. These airy shades can fit into small and uniquely-shaped windows, which means that they are perfect for narrow windowpanes like the ones found in French doors. Cellular shades also feature energy-efficient pockets that prevent unwanted air from escaping through windows, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We recommend opting for cellular shades for exterior doors to help save on heating and cooling costs.

Trust our Experts

There’s no need to stress finding the perfect blinds for French doors because the experts at JC Licht are here to help! Our knowledgeable team will answer all of your questions and help you through buying and installation. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of blinds, shades, and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!




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