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How to dress French doors with blinds

Samantha Gibson

by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 25/10/2016

Updated: 08/12/2020

French doors are a lovely feature in any home. So it’s important to choose a blind that best suits the style and function of your French doors. Our helpful guide explains all the options.

What are the best blinds for French doors?

There are lots of blind types that look great on French doors, but as well as looking good, you also need to think about how you use your French doors, and whether your blinds need to have practical benefits in addition to stylish looks. Here are our top picks for French doors:

Best blinds for family spaces

Roller blinds are a stylish and practical choice for French doors. Available in a range of gorgeous styles and performance fabrics, including moisture-resistant 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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Best blinds for uPVC French doors

If your French doors are in regular use, you should consider Perfect Fit blinds. These are a no drill solution for uPVC doors. They simply clip into place in your window frame and the blind sits neatly within this frame. The great advantage of these blinds is that they become an integral part of the door, allowing you to open and close your door easily. Roller, Pleated and metal Venetian blinds can all be fitted into a Perfect Fit frame.

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Best blinds for original French doors

French doors are often a feature of period properties built long before we recognised the benefits of effective insulation. So if you want to retain your gorgeous period features and add an extra insulating layer, then Roman blinds are a great choice. Made with the same fabric as curtains, Roman blinds create a soft and sophisticated finish at the window that really complements period styling. Fully lined as standard, you can also upgrade to an interlining if you wish. This creates a fuller finish and an extra cosy feel.

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Most versatile blinds for French doors

If you want a blind that does it all, then Vertical blinds are a good choice. If your French doors are overlooked by neighbouring properties, Vertical blinds will allow light in but keep prying eyes out of your home. They’re available in extra wide widths so are suitable for large expanses of glass and can even be fitted to sloping windows.  When open Vertical blinds can be pulled right away from the window allowing you to enjoy the view. With a choice of contemporary prints and performance fabrics, including blackout, moisture-resistant and Teflon coated PVC, Vertical blinds are ideal for French doors in any space.

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How to measure French doors for blinds

Whichever blind you choose, it’s important to accurately measure your French doors to ensure a perfect fit. There are lots of things to consider when measuring French doors so we always recommend an in-home appointment with an expert advisor. Our advisors will bring our entire range for you to view at leisure and talk you through all the options for your particular French doors. Once you’ve made your choice, we’ll provide you with a no obligation quote based on your exact specifications and when your made-to-measure blinds are ready, we also return to fit them.

French doors are a lovely feature in any home. So it’s important to choose a blind that best suits the style and function of your French doors. Our helpful guide explains all the options.

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