Best Window Treatments for French Doors

French doors offer an elegant aesthetic that creates a dramatic impact to any space. But like any other window, it’s important to have the right covering for privacy and light control. There are many window treatment options available to cover your French doors, each with its own benefits, so we’ve narrowed down our recommendations to help you make a decision. The best window treatments for French doors are cellular shades, roman shades and shutters.


French Door Cellular Shades

Cellular (also called honeycomb) shades are one of the most popular window treatments on the market today. Not only do they look great, but they’re also known for their energy efficiency. Their cell construction creates air pockets to reduce heat loss, which helps save you money on your heating and cooling bills.

Cellular shades also provide superior light control and privacy for your French doors, especially with the top down/bottom up option. This gives you the choice of opening the shades from the bottom up (the traditional method), or from the top down. The latter allows natural light to enter the home without giving up any privacy, making it an ideal window treatment for your French doors. Now that’s a win-win!

Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades on French Doors
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


Roman Shades French Doors

Roman shades provide a luxurious feel to any space. They can fit your door dimensions without interfering with the handles especially since Hunter Douglas makes all their window treatments custom. Roman shades also provide exceptional light control and privacy for your French doors.

Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades on French Doors
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Shutters for French Doors

Wood shutters on a pair of French doors add some rustic charm, making them perfect additions to a rustic-chic home aesthetic. Shutters are super easy to open and close in the blink of an eye. They create a clean and subtle look while blocking excess light out during the day, and preventing anyone from peering in at night.

Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutters on French Doors
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Whether you’ve selected a window covering for your French doors, or need some more help deciding on the perfect option, stop by one of our showrooms to see our selection of French door window treatments in person!