The functionality of your window treatments is just as important as their style. When selecting window treatments for doors, we obviously need to keep in mind that doors serve a much different purpose than windows. This changes the options you have for window coverings, but does not mean you have to sacrifice style.
To achieve best possible function and style, each opening to your home must have the proper window covering. This often requires different products that can be custom-made to complement each other. Here are some ways doors and window differ from each other:
- Size and orientation: Doors are often floor to ceiling. Windows are typically about 30-40″ above the floor.
- Frame: Doors are usually flush with the wall, while most windows have a frame which allows for inside-mount if desirable.
- Use: Doors are used more frequently than windows
- Function: Doors require room to open and close, while windows typically slide
Each of these factors impact your options for blinds or shades to use on doors. Remember, it’s okay to mix and match mounting styles with your door treatments and your window treatments.
Matching Window Treatments for Doors
Some people — either because of personal preference or the design scheme of a particular room — prefer their window and door coverings to match. Here are some stylish window treatments that can work well on both doors and windows:
- Designer Roller shades
- Alustra® woven texture shades by Hunter Douglas
- Honeycomb shades, horizontal for smaller openings, vertical for sliding glass doors and large opening
- Plantation shutters
Dare to be Different with Window Coverings for Doors
Having very different treatments for your doors versus your windows can also create a very stylish interior design. Take a look below at the many different window fashion combinations for your doors and windows:
- If you have honeycomb shades on your windows, try custom draperies or Vertiglide® by Hunter Douglas on your sliding glass door.
- If you have bamboo woven wood shades on your windows, try vertical woven wood panels on your door.
- If you have wood blinds on your windows, try vertical blinds or complementary custom-made curtains on your doors.
- If you have Hunter Douglas’s Silhouette® shadings on your windows, try Hunter Douglas’s Luminette® Sheers on your door.
- If you have Roman shades on your windows, try split-draw drapes on your door.
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