Design Ideas: Window Treatments for Doors
Roller Shades from The Shade Store

Roller Shades shown in Paris Orange

 

Mixing style with function:

 

Door window treatments come in many forms: French doors, sliding glass doors & doors with window features.  Consider your definitive objectives when designing your door window treatments.  It helps to break down the basic elements for this type of window treatment.

 

  • Functional in design
  • Provide levels of privacy
  • Additional temperature control

Keep it Functional

 

The window treatment can’t interfere with the primary role of a door, entering and exiting. Flowing drapes and lacey sheers might look great, but it’s not a good fit over doors that get used often.  Conversely, mounting shades to doors with large window panes functions well.  This keeps the fabric and cords from getting caught in doors, harming the shade and prohibiting the door from opening freely.

 

Additional Privacy

 

Since your door has glass panes, privacy is a key issue. Whether your door faces a high traffic pedestrian area or another area of the home, you’ll want something to obscure the view from passersby. Each shade, blind or drape will provide a level of privacy.  If you wish to have complete privacy, there are linings available for you window treatments.

 

Energy Efficiency

 

A window treatment for your door is an excellent opportunity to explore temperature control innovations in window treatment technology.   Windows have a real impact on heating and cooling costs. Choosing the correct window treatments for your doors can save you money, conserve energy and add style to your home.  Insulate your home from heat and cold with products that can improve your home’s energy efficiency. Select from beautiful custom Roman shades, drapery, solar shades and cellular shades.

 

Sliding Doors:

 

Drapery and verticals are very popular for sliding doors. These window treatments can be mounted when there is enough for the treatments to be drawn open. Adversely, they can be pulled across for total privacy at night.

 

Vertical Systems by The Shade Store

XL Vertical Blinds shown in Floral Night Blue

 

Use of horizontal shades and blinds and is growing increasingly popular.  They can be installed within the frame or over the glass.

 

The use of both drapery and horizontal blinds allows for light control on each individual window with the ultimate privacy of the drapes, when needed.

 

French Doors:

 

There are many choices when deciding on a window treatment for French doors. Roller, solar and cellular shades are popular options, as they can easily be mounted within the door frame and anchored.

 

Roller Shade by The shade Store

Roller Shade in Chilewich Basketweave Oyster

 

Doors with Windows:

 

Roman shades are a good choice for windows on doors because they’re orderly and neat at any level. Pulled up to the top, these shades line up squarely to the top of the door. When unfurled to your desired length, the shade creates a styled look.

 

Cellular Shades by The Shade Store

3/8" Cellular Shades shown in Light Filtering Lace

 

As always, consider your decor. You may want to match the window treatments you have on your other windows, especially if those windows are nearby. If not, then you ultimately have more flexibility. You may want to complement the colors and textures in the room or use something completely different in terms of texture and color.  Your desired style will be easy to achieve when adding any of our custom window treatments to your doors!

 

Come visit us at one our showrooms, where you can experience our custom-made window treatments first-hand.  Not by a showroom?  View our entire product catalog online- www.theshadestore.com.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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Product Spotlight: Waterfall Woven Wood Shades

Woven wood shades are available in three distinct styles all of which offer a unique charm that adds warmth and comfort to a room’s decor. When comparing the three styles, the waterfall woven wood shade design is the cleanest style of all. The material falls off the front of the woven wood shade for that simple, classic waterfall look. Bamboo shades and blinds are one of the most popular window shades, and we’re proud to offer this beautiful collection of window treatments.

 

Waterfall Woven Wood Shade

as show: waterfall woven wood shade | montauk | montauk-1

 

The waterfall woven shade lies flat when down, but when opened it appears to be cascading. The gathering of the waterfall woven shade leaves a beautiful flowing style that looks natural. The control is hidden in the back, allowing for that clean look. Choose between a continuous loop or a standard cord lock. You can further customize with decorative borders and specialty pulls to add a personal touch to your shade.

 

Waterfall Woven Wood Shades

as show: waterfall woven wood shade | bnagkok | blue

 

Woven Wood Shades have an individual look and feel of their own. These custom shades are made from sustainable resources such as natural soft woods. Bamboo, grass, and reeds are exquisitely constructed in this collection to create our waterfall woven wood shades. Woven wood shades are available in 125+ exclusive eco-friendly materials and multiple lining options.

 

Woven Wood Shades by The Shade Store

as show: waterfall woven wood shade | kismet | kismet-7

 

Each waterfall woven shade is made to order and ships in just 10 days or less.  Come visit us at one our showrooms, where you can experience our custom-made window treatments first-hand.  Not by a showroom?  View our entire product catalog online- www.theshadestore.com.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

 

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Design Ideas: Window Treatments for Small Spaces

Decorating a small room can be hard, but deciding on window treatments for small rooms can be even more difficult. Here are some great small room decorating ideas to help you choose just the right window treatments.

 

Roller Shade in a Small Space

Use of Roller Shades in a Small Space- Photo Credit via Silver Trailer

 

Open up the room by adding the right window treatments. Windows are an extension of the walls and cover a large decorating area of the room.  Keep this in mind when decorating a small room: How do I maximize the space to make the room look larger?

 

  • Make the most of your small spaces by using light, airy color schemes
  • Keep all the window treatments in the room the same style
  • The color of the window treatments should closely match that of the walls

 

If you are trying to make the room look as large as possible, keep the window treatments simple. Try to avoid layering your window treatments if possible, and make sure all the window treatments in the room are the same.

 

XL Pleat Shades by The Shade Store

as shown: xl pleat shades | garda | silver

 

Using window treatments that are a close match to the wall color is another way to make a small room look larger. This allows your treatments to blend with the walls instead of causing a stark contrast. The contrasting colors cause your eye to stop when overlooking a room and can make a small space seem even smaller.

 

Blinds and shades are a great option to make a room look larger. They can be pulled tight to the top of a window, almost disappearing.  Open windows will allow outside light to enter the room, making the room look bright and airy. If you hang drapes, keeping them drawn open will provide a similar result.

 

Wood Blinds from Teh Shade Store

as shown: wood blinds | white

 

Decorating a small room can seem like a difficult task.  With a few quick & easy design options, you can create a beautiful open and airy room, no matter what its space limitations are.

 

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Benefits of Blackout Roller Shades

The right window shade in a home can make a big difference in the overall interior décor and type of atmosphere you wish to project. Blackout roller shades are a great choice to make your home attractive, warm and inviting. Blackout shades are specifically designed to prevent virtually all outside light from entering into a room. They are constructed of fabric that is tightly woven and often multi-layered. Most blackout roller shade and blind products can filter out more than 90% of the outside light from passing through.

 

Blackout Window Shades from The Shade Store

as shown: roller shade | hudson | parchment

 

Places to Use Blackout Roller Shades

 

There are many areas in a home that can benefit from the presence of blackout roller shades. Most commonly used in bedrooms, family rooms and media rooms, as the roller shades block out unwanted sunlight or artificial exterior lights.   This type of window shade can also stop unwanted glare on television screens, computer monitors or reflective surfaces in your home or office.

 

 

Blackout Shade by The Shade Store

as shown: roller shade | hudson | indigo

 

Blackout Roller Shade Energy Efficiency

 

Another distinct advantage of using blackout roller shades is the energy efficiency savings they provide. Blackout roller shades are made of thicker material than normal shades. They absorb the loss of heat inside your home and reduce unwanted cool drafts from around windows. Having blackout roller shades will help to better maintain a constant temperature inside your home all year round.

 

Reducing Outside Noise with Blackout Roller shades

 

Additionally, blackout roller shade materials have higher noise absorption characteristics than basic window shades. The heavy material tends to act as a natural dampener, reducing the level of outside noise penetrating your room.

 

Blackout Roller Shades by The Shade Store

as shown: roller shade | flocke | wheat

 

Selecting Your Blackout Roller Shades

 

Blackout roller shades can be custom created to the exact window opening dimensions and specifications you need. There are many blackout fabrics & colors to pick from.  Blackout roller shades are a great addition to any home.  They provide benefits that can help you control the interior lighting and ambiance of any room in your home.

 

Come visit us at one our showrooms, where you can experience our custom-made window treatments first-hand.  Not by a showroom?  View our entire product catalog online- www.theshadestore.com.  All window treatment orders ship free in 10 days or less!  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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Mixing It Up With Eclectic Style

If you are a person who likes elements of several different designing styles, then eclectic style interior design is the perfect fit.  Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles. The use of color, texture, shape & finish bring a room’s design together.

 

Roman Shades from The Shade Store

as shown: roman shades | silk sphere | autumn

 

Eclectic style is about mixing rather than matching, along with innovation and creativity. Pulling from different sources and periods, eclectic design is an individualized style and can be easily changed on a whim.

 

Custom Drapery by The Shade Store

as shown: inverted pleat drapery | silk dupioni | leaf

 

The color palette can vary, but few neutral colors help tie all the elements together. Creams and browns can be used to ground the palette so the design isn’t lost among the many hues.  The core of the eclectic look is partially defined by the multitude of fabrics.  Material can be patterned, textured or both. Define a color scheme to go along with a neutral as your ground, and add to it with colors, textured solids as well as patterns.

 

Solar Shades from The Shade Store

as shown: solar shades | 10% | white

 

The window treatment is an important element that gives a frame for the eclectic styled room.  The color, fabric and design add to the room making it one creative & stylish look. The combination of all those different elements shows thought and creativity.

 

Roller Shades from The Shade Store

as shown: roller shades | grassweave | bark

 

Eclectic style is where different pieces of a room’s decor have their unique places.  All the elements are in an individual style while having a connection with the other parts of the style in the room.  For more design inspiration showing our window shades, blinds & drapery, view our eclectic photo gallery.

 

All window treatment orders ship free in 10 days or less!  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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