The best window coverings for your doors are not always the same window coverings you have on your windows. From a style perspective, 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!
Function of Window Treatments for Doors
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.
Matching Window and Door Window Fashions
Many clients want to have matching blinds or shades on their doors and windows. 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 Your Doors in Wilkes Barre
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. Areas served include We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.