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While doors with windows can be beautiful, they often leave less privacy for our home than we desire. You can find the perfect window blinds for your doors to help ensure that you keep your home private. Browse below to learn more about French doors, sliding glass doors, front doors, and how to get the right window treatments for each.

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French Doors

A common problem for French Door blinds is that the handles get in the way of functionality. The solution is to buy shallow blinds for your French doors that fit comfortably between the door and decorative handles. French door blinds should enhance the beauty of your doors, and match the other window treatments in the room.

The blinds or shades you choose may depend on the amount of light you want to let in. If you prefer to completely block light, choose a blackout roller or honeycomb shade. If you prefer to allow some light in, choose a light filtering shade.

Tips for French Door Blinds

You can use any type of window treatment for French doors, but there are some things you need to consider.


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Outside Mount

Window treatments for the door will be mounted on the outside of the window because unlike regular windows, the French door window has no depth. It is important the window treatment you decide on can be mounted on the outside.

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Door Handles

Your door will most likely have a handle that might get in the way of operating the window treatment. The solution is to buy shallow blinds that fit comfortably between the door and decorative handles. Most 1” blinds, roller shades and honeycomb shades will fit behind the door handle, assuming there is 1” clearance.

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Hold Down Brackets

When your window treatment is lowered, it may move when the door is opened and closed. To prevent this, use hold down brackets to keep the bottom of the blind or shade in place.

Recommended French Door Blinds

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Wood Blinds

  • Nice choice of stains and finishes
  • 1” slats can easily fit in your door
  • Slats offer light control
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Faux Wood Blinds

  • Faux wood material resists heat warping and moisture
  • Look of wood for fraction of the price
  • 1” slats are perfect for French doors
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Cellular Shades

  • Variety of fabrics can filter or block light
  • Rich palette of colors
  • Slim fit against smaller windows and doors
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Roman Shades

  • Great for shallow windows and doors
  • Excellent choice of fabrics and colors
  • Choose blackout option to block light
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Aluminum Blinds

  • 1/2” mini blinds are slim fitting and lightweight
  • Blinds are durable and can withstand wear and tear of being on a door
  • Slats give light control support
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Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors are a great feature for any home. They give easy access to the outside, without intruding on your indoor or outdoor space, provide you with a great view and also let in a lot of natural light from the outside.

Considerations for Sliding Glass Door Blinds


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Tips for Sliding Door Blinds

  • If you have any other window treatment around the room, it is a good idea to choose a treatment that will coordinate with the other windows.
  • Sliding doors open vertically so it is recommended that window treatment should open in the same direction as the door itself.
  • Like other doors in a house, sliding doors are usually high traffic areas, therefore you need to consider the window treatment can handle the daily use.
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Other Options for Sliding Door Blinds

  • If you prefer something other than verticals for your sliding doors, you still have quite a few options. In terms of soft fabric window treatments that can cover wider windows, we recommend roller shades, Roman shades and draperies.
  • Each of these types of window treatments will give you a number of fabric and style choices that can completely cover your sliding glass doors.

The Best Options for Sliding Glass Door Blinds

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Sliding Panels

  • Popular for large windows and walls of glass
  • Panel tracks fit perfectly with patio sliders, sliding doors or as a room divider
  • Choose from a variety of beautiful materials
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Vertical Blinds

  • Complete light control at great price
  • Very easy to clean and install
  • Ideal for sliding patio doors or very wide windows
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Vertical Cellular Shades

  • Energy efficiency for larger windows
  • Beautiful fabric and color choices
  • Perfect for sliding glass doors and wide windows
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Front Doors

Many front door windows present different challenges when choosing a window treatment as they come in many shapes and sizes. Even though you picked out the perfect door for your home there is no reason you can't control the light and privacy you want like the other windows in your home.

Aluminum blinds can be used as window treatments for front doors. They are usually inexpensive and take up less space visually with their blades. They come in a variety of different colors and widths which allows you to find the one to go with your door. If you don't like the string to be exposed you can get Blinds.com Brand Completely Cordless Mini Blind.


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Other Front Door Window Considerations


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Sidelight Windows

Sidelight Windows are common around front door areas. Privacy is often a consideration for these windows, and it is important to consider how your window treatment will look from the outside. Popular window treatment choices for sidelight windows include window film, honeycomb shades, wood or faux wood blinds, mini blinds or roller shades.


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Covering Door Arches

If you have an arch window in your door, the cellular arches are a good choice. Cellular arches fan into a semi-circle. They can be either mounted on the inside or outside depending on the mounting depth and surface. A popular choice are the Blinds.com brand BioArch.


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