French doors are the perfect solution to add a bit of class and sophistication to the architecture of your home. The last thing you want to do is to hang up cheap plastic blinds, that will cheapen the appearance of your French doors. The following are a few ideas for window treatments that will compliment French doors:
- Fabric or Wood Blinds – Although you’ll want to avoid plastic blinds due to their flimsy and somewhat cheap look, fabric and wood blinds are both a great fit for French doors. In fact, wood blinds are particularly well-suited for stained wood French doors. One of the advantages of using fabric blinds is their flexibility. You can either block out the sunlight entirely and provide complete privacy or you can pull the fabric blinds all the way up. Not to mention that unlike other types of window treatments, you can control the amount of light that comes through your French doors by adjusting the space between the slats.
- Curtains or Drapes – To compliment the luxurious look of French doors, flank them with curtains or drapes. This will also help to provide visual depth to your space. However, you won’t have as much control over the amount of light that comes in compared to the use of blinds. But as solely a decorative addition, curtains or drapes are an excellent option.
- Shades – There are a lot of different types of shades that will fit well on French doors, including roller shades, energy efficient cellular honeycomb shades, woven wooden shades and more. However, one important factor that must be considered is where the French doors are located. For French doors in the bedroom that require more light control, we recommend the use of fabric roller shades or cellular honeycomb shades. When using shades on your French doors, you may want to install brackets at the bottom of the doors to keep the shades in place. Without the use of brackets, the treatment will sway when the door is opened and closed.
If you have French doors, then choose window treatments that compliment their elegance and beauty.