We often have clients ask us about coverings for doors versus coverings for windows. Contrast in interior design can give a room more depth, interest, or style. This is true for window and door coverings, too. It’s okay to have one type of window covering in one room, and a different type in another — or even in the same room! And when you’re considering your design options for windows and doors, contrast is sometimes a necessity.
Remember Function as Well as Style for Your Doors
Certainly, style is a top priority. But without the perfect functionality, you’ll find even the most beautiful window treatments won’t last long. A door serves a much different purpose than a window, which means it should be looked at differently from a style perspective, too. For example, if your living room has two windows and a sliding glass door, and your adjacent kitchen has a large but short window over the sink and a skylight, you have several distinct window covering needs.
To achieve both seamless style and functionality that adds convenience to your home, you’ll likely require different products that can be custom-made to complement each other. Here are some ways doors and window differ from each other:
- Use: Doors are used more frequently than windows
Function: Doors require room to open and close, while windows typically slide
Size and orientation: Doors are often floor to ceiling. Windows are typically about 30-40″ above the floor.
Frame: Doors are usually flush with the wall, while most windows have a frame which allows for inside-mount if desirable.
Best Window Coverings for Doors
Each of these factors impact your window treatment options. Complementary window coverings give your home a naturally appealing style. Take a look below at the many different window fashion combinations for your doors and windows:
- If you have honeycomb shades on your windows, try custom draperies or Vertiglide® by Hunter Douglas on your sliding glass door.
- If you have wood blinds on your windows, try vertical blinds or complementary custom-made curtains on your doors.
- If you have bamboo woven wood shades on your windows, try vertical woven wood panels on your door.
- If you have Hunter Douglas’s Silhouette® shadings on your windows, try Hunter Douglas’s Luminette® Sheers on your door.
- If you have roman shades on your windows, try split-draw drapes on your door.
Need to Match? Window Coverings that Work for Doors and Windows
Sometimes, the look you’re trying to achieve is best achieved by matching coverings of both windows and doors. If you feel like you really need to have all of your coverings to match, here are some stylish window treatments that can work well on both doors and windows:
- Alustra® woven texture shades by Hunter Douglas
- Designer Roller shades
- Plantation shutters
- Honeycomb shades, horizontal for smaller openings, vertical for sliding glass doors and large opening
Window Coverings for Doors in West Palm Beach Area
Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.