6 Ideas for French Doors or Patio Door Window Treatments
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To better control the amount of light let in by your patio door windows, you can install a new treatment. There are many fashionable treatment styles, and you’ll surely find one that aligns with your preferred aesthetic. Here’s a look at six types of patio door window treatments.
Roman shades are a popular choice for french doors because they can be raised and lowered to see out when a view is desired and closed when privacy is needed. They can be lined with a light filtering or a room darkening lining.
Sheer curtains provide a look that is gentle and breezy. Though they will block out some sunlight, they willl still allow much light to filter in. While sheer curtains are usually light colors, they’re also available in many other colors.
French door shutters are mounted securely on the non-glass part of the door. They can have a cut out to provide full movement of the lever or door knob. Unlike blinds and shades, shutters won’t rattle or sway when the door is opened and closed. They also provide excellent light control and energy efficiency.
Rod Top and Bottom
Made specifically for French doors, these curtains can be made with sheer fabric or a thicker fabric that blocks out sunlight. If you do want to let in some light, the curtains can be cinched inward, allowing the sun to brighten up the room. These curtains are available in a wide variety of patterns and colors.
Blackout Draperies or Curtains
Because blackout curtains block out a maximum amount of sunlight, they are an excellent choice for french doors in bedrooms where room darkening is desired.
For those who prefer shades over curtains, a popular option is the honeycomb style. Honeycomb shades provide excellent insulation and are available in light filtering or room darkening materials. The pictures below are Hunter Douglas Duette shades with PowerView operating system.
If you’re interested in installing a patio door window treatment, be sure to get in touch with a reputable specialist. For patio door window treatments in Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, and Phoenix, AZ, contact the experts at Athena’s Window Fashions at (480) 351-0360. You can browse our gallery for modern window fashion styles that can be incorporated into your home. Feel free to give Athena’s Window Fashions a call today to schedule an in-home consultation!