Best Window Treatments for Front Doors

Because of their everyday use and unique window shapes, front doors can present a challenge when attempting to fit with window treatments. While blinds and shades can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes to match your front door’s windows, they can be difficult to install depending on the window treatment selected and the type of door. 

If you have small windows in your front door that you would like to cover, you can consider cellular shades, roman shade, roller shades, blinds, shutters and even vertical sheers to get the privacy and light filtering you desire. We’ll walk you through how to choose the best window treatment for your unique front door.


Front Door Small Window Coverings

 As we mentioned above, it is important to discuss the type of door and window treatments with your design consultant and estimator to determine if the selected window covering will be suited for your space. You will want to make sure that the window treatment can be secured to your front door to avoid breaking the new shade or blind and that it doesn’t pose any safety concerns. 

If you do have small windows in your front doors you can consider using cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades. With a wide range of options available to match your décor, they also feature the added benefit of a cellular construction that creates an extra layer of insulation at the window. Some other solutions for small front door windows are Roman Shades and sheer shadings. For example, Silhouette® Window Shadings look gorgeous on small windows – they have S-Shaped Vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer panels. These sheer panels draw sunlight into the space while the vanes tilt to control light and privacy.


Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades on Front Door
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


Front Door Sidelight Window Coverings

Long and narrow sidelight windows next to your front door might seem challenging to cover. But roman shades, cellular shades, roller shades, blinds and shutters, even vertical sheers, all work well for this unique shape. Our Vignette® Modern Roman Shades feature a beautiful look with no exposed rear cords, this way your guests won’t see them when they approach your entry. Also with no exposed cord, you will have an added layer of safety! Available in a wide range of beautiful fabrics that are low maintenance and easy to clean and additional customization options like fold size, with Roman shades you can find the perfect window treatment for your front door sidelights. 


Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades on Front Door
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Arch Coverings Near Front Doors

If you have an arch over your front door you can use Cellular Shades that are available with the Hunter Douglas EasyView® Arch that enables you to raise and lower the shade, unlike other cellular arch treatments that remain stationary. And since the cellular fabric runs horizontally, it will match any other horizontally oriented shades in your space, helping to pull together the look of your front door and entryway. 

The fun part is next—stop by one of our locations and pick out your favorite stylish front door window covering option with one of our helpful design experts!