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Window Coverings for French Doors

French doors are beautiful and often used to add light and space to a room. They're also known to be a little trickier than other door types. Today we'll discuss the pros and cons of French Doors, as well as their most popular window coverings.

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Pros and Cons of French Doors


  • French doors are a great way to increase the size of your home. They can be used to create an entranceway or an extra room, and they're instrumental when you have limited space.
  • They're a decorative element in and of themselves. Where most doors have to be decorated for the style around them, french doors can be a starting place instead of a finishing touch.


  • They excel in creating more space and take up more space than typical doors. In a smaller room, they can feel dominant.
  • Where we love the glass doors for the light they let in, it's often challenging to find coverings to control the natural sunlight (not to mention your privacy).
  • Not very energy efficient - windows and glass will naturally be the least insulated portion of your home, which is why it's important to have window coverings to mitigate the loss.

Your Window Covering Provider

As your local window covering provider, we pride ourselves on being able to solve even the most unique problems. Where window treatments can't solve every problem in the home, they can certainly aid in lowering your energy bill, protecting your privacy, and looking great while doing it.

We recommend a couple of window treatments for French doors (or glass doors in general) - namely, cellular shades, roman shades, and roller shades.

Cellular Shades for French Doors

Cellular shades tackle the energy efficiency problem of French doors head-on with their patented honeycomb design.

Cellular Shades are made of three layers:

  • An outer fabric layer.
  • A middle air pocket.
  • An inner fabric layer that seals the air pocket.

This insulated air pocket is a barrier to limit heat transfer between the glass and the room indoors.

The result is a lower energy bill for you and the other aesthetic and privacy benefits that shades provide.

Roman Shades for French Doors

One of the biggest issues people run into when installing window treatments for their doors is finding one that fits behind or around the handle.

Roman shades' fabric flexibility fixes this problem and works tacitly to match French doors' inherent style. Both offer elegant style without dominating the room.

Roller Shades on French Doors

From a sheer versatility standpoint, roller shades can't be beat - they have the most customization options while bringing a modern, tasteful look to your room. At Blind Corners, we're not biased against any particular window treatment, but you can't go wrong with roller shades.

Designing around French Doors

The light that French doors bring lends itself to modern as well as more boho styles in the room; plenty of green plants, white and gray paint, and the occasional grass or reed decor accentuate the extra natural light of the room.

We love our French Doors and can't wait to work with yours.


French doors are a great option for your home, and they can be exciting to design around. If you're looking for a way to cover the windows in your French door, give Blind Corners a call. Our professional design consultants will expertly answer your questions and ensure the perfect solution for your home is found - no matter what your decorating style.