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How to dress French doors with blinds

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by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 24/10/2016

French doors are a lovely feature in any home, making the most of the natural light and views. They can be a stylish aesthetic in a formal dining room or provide practical access from the outdoors. So it’s important to choose a window dressing that best suits the style and function of your French doors. 

Dining room French doors

Roller blinds are a great choice for dining room French doors. Combining practical benefits with stylish looks, Roller blinds not only help reduce unwanted glare for diners, they’re also easy to clean and maintain. Available in a range of performance fabrics, including moisture-resistant, PVC and blackout options, Roller blinds are sleek and streamlined, giving you flexible control over light, with the added benefit of rolling away neatly when you want to fully open your doors.

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Bedroom French doors

French doors allow the early morning sun to flood in, which is lovely, except when you’re trying to sleep. So layering is a good option here as it gives you flexibility. A soft Roman blind layered with curtains gives you the right level of sophisticated style, as well as allowing you to effectively control the light and temperature, especially if you opt for thermal linings which give you added cosiness.

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Kitchen French doors

Kitchens are high usage areas where muddy footprints and sticky fingers call for a functional, hardwearing performance product. Vertical blinds are great for these areas as they filter light beautifully but are also hardwearing and robust. They are available in special finishes and fabrics including waterproof, Teflon coated, PVC and anti-glare options for easy cleaning and maintenance.

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PerfectFit blinds

If you have uPVC French doors and want a blind that fits into your uPVC frame without the need for drilling, you may want to consider a PerfectFit blinds frame. This sits snugly between the glazing and beading of your uPVC door, resulting in a neat and sleek finish which becomes an integral part of the door frame. Our Roller, Pleated and Venetian blinds can all be installed in this type of frame.

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