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August 5, 2013

Design Dilemma: How do I cover my French door windows?

by Christen

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Design Dilemma: What should I use for my French doors? My door handles seem to get in the way of door blinds.

 

You need a product that has a low-profile headrail and something that can be attached on the bottom of the window portion of the door with hold-down brackets. You also need a product that allows the vanes or shade material to stay close to the door itself so the window treatment does not swing when the door opens.

Duette Honeycomb Shades for French Doors.

If you want to be able to raise the shade to see out the French Door window, we recommend Honeycomb shades, which have a headrail that isn’t very deep and won’t interfere with opening and closing the door. When lowered, they can be attached at the bottom of the door with hold down brackets. That way they won’t “swing in the wind.” Hunter Douglas Honeycomb shades have a tight stack at the top when opened, plus they come in a variety of colors and opacities for light filtering or room darkening (perfect for French doors that are in bedrooms!).

Heritance Hardwood Shutters on French Doors

If you are not on a tight budget or want to be able to filter light without obstructing your view, we recommend custom shutters (made in the US of course!). They can be ordered with special cut-outs for pull-down lever door handles. They look substantial, never go out of style, and look great with any style décor.  You can choose from a wide selection of colors, from contemporary white shutters or more traditional rich cherry wood shutters.

Got a design dilemma you’d like us to solve? Send us an email at design@decorview.com or post on our Facebook page! We love to hear from you. 

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Christen

window treatments connoisseur and Mom-on-the-go, who sees window treatments for their functionality and benefits. I enjoy a classic look with modern amenities.

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