The description of Front Door Window Design
With the modern housing trend of having open spaces and bright, well-lighted rooms, people have gone back to the old-fashioned custom of installing doors with lots of windows in them. After decades filled with doors with no windows at all, some doors are now almost entirely made up of windows. This means that these door windows need to be covered with some type of window treatment just as any other windows do. If you have doors with a lot of windows, French doors, or even sidelights, you may be thinking of finding window treatments that will give you more privacy. By looking online, you can find dozens of great door panel window coverings that have been designed with just these windows in mind.
Door panels are usually made with two rod pockets to fit over rods at the top and bottom of the door. This is ideal, because it means that you can open and shut the door without the curtain swinging freely or getting caught in the door. These panels come in all different fabrics and colors, including many with patterns, which will match any décor. You can choose from sheer fabrics that will let in more light or heavier materials that will give you more privacy. Most styles can either cover the door completely from side to side or be pulled together in the middle with a matching tie-back.
Another kind of door panel that is available is one that can be raised and lowered much like window shades. During the day you can pull the shade up and keep it in place and out of the way with tabs that have been attached just for that purpose. At night you can release the tabs and allow the shade to come down and cover the window. Some of these shades have self-adhesive closures that can be used to attach them to the door at the bottom when they are closed.
If you have French doors or a door with sidelights, you can buy matching door panels to provide coverings for each of them separately. These sets are manufactured to fit standard sized doors and sidelights, and by purchasing each panel separately, you can buy them to fit whatever configuration you have. These door panel window covering sets will give your doors a great look while allowing you to have more privacy in your home.
French doors, also named French windows can be used for different purposes - they are very popular as patio doors, as dividers between large living spaces, and as doors to a balcony. There are modern and traditional French doors and both of them create an inviting and a relaxing atmosphere in a room.
Usually French doors look wonderful even without any additional dressing, but if you wish to cover them, you have plenty of choices. To decide what kind of French door window treatments is a best one just for your interior, determine first your needs and wishes: do you want to get more privacy and light blockage, or are you just looking for a beautiful dressing for your French door? And don't forget about your existing interior style.
Variations of French door window treatments:
Horizontal mini blinds
You can choose wooden, aluminum, or vinyl mini blinds. It depends on your budget, taste and on your entire room appearance. With wood blinds you will get a classic informal look in the room, while aluminum blinds better match modern interiors. Vinyl mini blinds are a very practical choice, especially for high humidity areas, like bathroom or kitchen, but they may look not very attractive in such living spaces as living/dining room, patio, or a bedroom with a balcony, especially if you want your interior to look stylish.
If you decided about this kind of French door window treatments, keep in mind, that horizontal blinds need enough space when they are completely opened. Look for an appropriate slat size. Wooden mini blinds usually come in 1" slat size, while vinyl and aluminum mini blinds can be 1/2" or 1". Some manufacturers provide special shapes for their blinds.