French doors offer an elegant aesthetic that creates a dramatic impact to any space. There’s a decent amount of window treatment options available to cover your French doors, each with its own benefits. The best window treatments for French doors are faux wood blinds, Roman shades, cellular shades, woven wood shades and shutters.
- Cellular Shades
Cellular (also called honeycomb) shades are one of the most popular window treatments on the market today. Not only do they look great, but they’re also known for their energy efficiency. Their cell construction creates air pockets to reduce heat loss which helps save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
They also provide superior light control and privacy, especially with the top down/bottom up option. This gives you the choice of opening the shades from the bottom up (the traditional method), or from the top down. The latter allows natural light to enter the home without giving up any privacy, making it an ideal window treatment for your French doors. Now that’s a win-win!
- Woven Wood Shades
These are similar to Roman shades when it comes to functionality. And thanks to the natural, eco-friendly materials used to create them (like bamboo, grasses, weeds and wood), they provide texture and style to your space the way Mother Nature intended.
Wood shutters on a pair of French doors adds some rustic charm and are super easy to open and close in the blink of an eye. They create a clean and subtle look while blocking excess light out during the day, and preventing people from peering in at night.