French doors have long been a welcome addition to homes throughout the world. They offer a sense of boundaries without shutting rooms or spaces away from one another entirely. Whether they connect two rooms inside or open up to the outdoors, French doors look stunning. But you can elevate their style even further with a quality pair of custom window treatments.
While French doors complement many architectural styles, you want to make sure new window treatments suit the doors themselves. If you don’t know where to begin, why not request a free virtual or in-home consultation from Louver Shop of Austin? A design expert can bring the showroom to you, helping you explore options until you know just what you want. Here are three window treatments that can help you make the most of your French doors.
Roman Shades Provide Clean Lines
French doors themselves are made in a variety of styles and colors. Curved handles and paned glass feel historic and stately while streamlined doors are a contemporary dream. Luckily for you, many custom window treatments can deliver a similar degree of versatility. While certain styles of French doors help imply what treatments work best, Roman shades are often a good choice for versatility.
These shades blend the elegance of drapes with the simplicity of a soft shade. You can choose sheer fabrics to allow more light through as well as darker, opaque materials. Our Vignette® Modern Roman Shades should complement all sorts of French door styles.
Sheer Shades Draw in Natural Light
A key advantage of having French doors in your home is the natural light. When installed in an exterior wall, they’re a great way to drench the room in sunlight. But even when they connect two indoor spaces, French doors offer a bit more help keeping everything well-lit. Homeowners don’t want to give up this natural light when putting in window treatments, so sheer shades make a great choice. They can update the look without giving up on an important practical benefit.
You can’t go wrong with Louver Shop of Austin’s Silhouette® Window Shadings. These sheer shades soften up harsh sunlight without covering up the view. Choose from available fabrics to [[strike|find|32] the perfect balance between scenery and privacy. Some materials can even help manage UV rays, protecting furniture and flooring.
Shutters Enhance French Door Elegance
With the potential for subtle detail at center stage, French doors can be highlighted much like a fireplace or piece of artwork would. Many French doors are made from durable hardwoods, designed to endure and provide some old-world class. If you want to double down on their beautiful architectural elements, a pair of shutters is perfect.
Custom interior shutters can make your home feel like a countryside manor or upscale chateau. Plantation shutters keep natural light flowing in with their wider louvers, while traditional all-wood options are cozy and tight knit. Whatever option you prefer is sure to complement your French doors.
Try Our Visualizer Tool for In-Depth Comparison
Still having trouble deciding what pair of shutters work best? Try the Louver Shop of Austin Visualizer tool. You can upload a photo of your own French doors and sample possible shutter models. This includes details like paint and stain or louver sizes. Compare your favorites until you know which one you want.
Frame Your French Doors with Louver Shop of Austin
From craftsmen to Queen Anne and everything in between, French doors are beautiful and functional architecture. Alongside custom window treatments from Louver Shop of Austin, they’re sure to be one of your favorite spots in the house. Don’t forget to request a free consultation if you’d like to learn what recommendations our design experts can share.