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Guide To French Door Window Covering Options

french door style shutters

French doors are fun, beautiful, and functional but they offer absolutely no privacy. If you have exterior French doors, everyone in the world can see into your home. Interior French doors separate bedrooms and living spaces, something needs to be done for privacy.

Most people choose to install some type of window covering on their French doors but that can lead to problems. There's nothing worse than a set of blinds, shades, or shutters that bang around when you use the doors. And those sheer curtains don't do anything to protect the privacy of your family. So, what to do?

Our Phoenix shutter company has put together a few tips about the different options in window coverings for French doors.


wood blinds

The best blinds to dress French doors are not the aluminum mini blinds because they are not sturdy. The doors are going to be used, which means that you need a sturdy window covering that can get touched without damaging them.

Wood blinds are best for French doors. The solid construction and weight of the window covering will help to keep them from getting damaged. Choose custom wood blinds from a local shutter company so they can make cut outs to fit around door handles.

Make sure to use a hold down bracket mounted at the base of the wood blinds to keep them in place. We suggest narrower louvers over wide for these doors because you don't want something that gets caught on things.

Cellular Shades

Better than sheers, cellular shades offer both privacy and natural light for your home. Install flat cellular shades of your choice on French doors. We say flat because the larger honeycomb shades stick out and don't fit well behind the door handles.

Polycore Shutters

Faux plantation shutters are a really great window covering for French doors. For instance, our Polycore shutters are very easy to care for and will stand up to the test of time.

If you choose a faux shutter for your French doors, custom shutters are the best option. They can be completely customized to the door handle, size, and shape of any door window.

If you are looking for plantation shutters for your Phoenix area home, please call 602-885-7777 or complete our online request form.

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