Inspiration: Covering Doors with Window Treatments

If there’s anything we all have in common, it’s that the doors in our homes need solutions. Covering doors can be a challenge–with so many options, where do you start? Spring is just around the corner, and we know getting outdoors is on your mind. So, we’re sending some inspiration your way. Let’s talk doors! Find style & function for your entryway, patio door,  french doors and sliding glass door…


The Entryway 

Covering doors will most often deliver a level of security that helps you feel comfortable in your home. There are a few ideas to consider when you’re making selections for your home’s front door. Many people opt for fabric that’s opaque, creating a barrier that keeps foot traffic from seeing in. And, while shades can be installed on windows of the entryway door, it’s quite common to have a solid door that features narrow windows on either side, called sidelights.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

A popular solution here is honeycomb shades. They can block the light, add energy efficiency and maintain privacy. Letting light in across the ceiling is easy with the top down feature.


Patio Door Ideas

Covering doors that lead out the back of your home can offer unique challenges. You need door coverings that fit the glass while still allowing you to open and close the door multiple times a day. Because patio areas often house multiple windows that bring natural light into your home, coordination might also be on your wishlist. 

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Nantucket™ Window Shades

Sheer shades and roller shades are popular choices for patio doors. Filtered light can enter for a pleasant atmosphere, but you’ll receive levels of privacy. The low profile design of these door coverings also allows you to enter and exit with ease.


Sliding Window Treatments

Sliding glass doors bring a wonderful amount of natural light and landscape views into your home. That means they also let in a ton of harsh light, UV rays and glare. And without window treatments, they’ll leave the neighbors with a view straight into your home. But, covering doors that slide open and closed call for custom solutions. 

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

These doors are high-traffic, often accessed by little hands, or grown up hands full of food or other items. Convenience is high on the checklist of these window treatments.  

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Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

One highly sought feature of covering doors that slide is automation. Using voice control, integrated with your smart home device, your window treatments will open without effort on your part. Easy and out of the way when you need it most.

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Skyline® Gliding Window Panels


The Elegance of French Doors

French doors–in and of themselves–are a beautiful addition to any home. Due to the glass panels in the doors, they may need window treatments for privacy and light control. 

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Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

With french doors, many people love the custom look that shutters can provide. The classic design of shutters, in either wood stain or white, coordinates well with home decor. When it comes to the function, another unique accent is the door handle cutouts. 

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Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutters

Bringing style to french doors is always an option with draperies. Close them when you need control, or simply leave them open to frame your french doors, coordinating with the rest of your home.

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Design Studio® Drapery


Let’s Get Started!

Door window treatments are used for privacy, security, light control and energy efficiency, especially when those doors face harsh elements of weather. But, they also add incredible style to the overall look of your home. As you can see, we have a wide range of choices! Get in touch with our team, at Skyline Window Coverings, for your FREE design consultation!