Vertical blinds have always been the standard for covering French doors, sliding glass, and sidelights, but do you have other options for covering your doors? You certainly do, and we think you’ll be surprised by some of your choices.

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Sheer Coverage

Sheer shades are one of the most unexpected and stylish coverings for doors. They’re equally beautiful and practical, diffusing natural light and providing privacy and protection from up to 99% of damaging UV rays. If you prefer a more unique, contemporary look, consider covering your French doors with banded shades. The alternating bands of sheer and opaque fabric make an effortless style statement.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are another French door window treatment that may take you by surprise. This style of shade is a hit no matter what type of window or door you use it on. Cellular shades bring divine texture to spaces and gently diffuse sunlight into a pleasant glow. Place these shades on your sidelights or sliding glass doors for a surprising pop of softness and textural appeal that doesn’t disappoint in the light control and privacy departments.

Elegant Roman Shades

Roman shades bring inherent elegance and sophistication to the table. They look outstanding on French doors in bedrooms leading to patios or balconies. The soft folds of Roman shades are luscious and dramatic, perfect for a primary or guest bedroom that wows. Their construction eliminates gaps to deliver exceptional light control and increased energy efficiency.

Organic Woven Wood Shades

Bring a bit of natural flair and organic style to your doors with woven wood shades. Woven shades have an unending texture paired with a subtle style, so your window coverings won’t upstage the rest of your room. Even styles without liners offer high levels of privacy and UV protection; optional independent liners simply enhance those qualities.

Stylish Shutters

Shutters are one of our favorite sidelight window treatments. With their timeless charm and character, shutters transform any door or window into the most welcoming version of themselves. Adjustable louvers give you precision control over privacy and light, while a variety of materials and easy upkeep make shutters an incredibly versatile choice.

Horizontal Blinds

Picture the polished aesthetic of horizontal blinds on your French doors or sidelights. The warmth of wood blinds has enduring appeal, while aluminum styles give your windows a sleek, modern aesthetic. Tilt the slats to enjoy as much light and privacy as you desire.

Dapper Drapery

Welcome the morning sunshine by drawing open drapery. Custom drapery is breathtaking. The folds, the luxe fabrics, the length – we couldn’t love this window covering more. Its all-or-nothing approach to privacy and light control makes drapery a less practical choice than solo door coverings, but drapes looks phenomenal when you layer with blinds or shutters.

Janovic is Your Window Treatment Store Near NYC

Janovic carries every window treatment you need for unexpectedly stylish doors and sidelights. We are the city’s leading retailer of Hunter Douglas window treatments and Benjamin Moore paint. Stop by one of our showrooms throughout the city or book an in-home design consultation today.

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