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How to dress French doors with blinds

Samantha Gibson by Samantha Gibson

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 window dressings need to be practical - reducing glare for diners and also keeping the dining room cosy when it is not being used. 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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French doors allow the early morning sun to flood in, which is lovely, except when you’re trying to sleep. Layering is another good option here as it gives you flexibility. A wooden blind at the window can be fully closed at night to prevent light filtering through. Add a voile curtain for a soft romantic look and finish with curtains for optimal light prevention and a super snug night time feel.    

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Kitchens are high usage areas where muddy footprints and sticky fingers call for a functional, hardwearing performance product. Our verticals make great kitchen blinds 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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If your French doors are used frequently you may want to consider a Perfect Fit frame, which sits snugly between the glazing and beading of uPVC doors. Our Roller, Pleated and Venetian blinds can all be installed in this type of frame. The result is a neat and sleek finish which becomes an integral part of the door frame. 

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