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How to dress your french doors?

Known for their symmetrical design, French doors are a firm favourite in many homes. The allure of French doors is that they essentially bring the outside experience in, and expand opur living space.  There is not a lot not to love about French and bi-folding doors.  They not only look great, but they allow natural light to flood into the home, creating a light and airy atopshere in even the darkest of homes.  While french doors are a great option for those looking to lighten up their home, they can create a light problem in home office or movie-watching enviroments.

Whilst French doors are the ideal option to open up your space, there are times when you may want to make your room feel more warm and cosy or perhaps have a little more privacy and this is where blinds come in.
 
Blinds act as the perfect finishing touch to your French doors, so we’re exploring the different styles of blind that will work for you whether you have traditional wooden French doors or a more modern take on the classic.

Pefect fit blinds for uPVC doors

Grey Perfect Fit roller blinds on a French Door.
Perfect fit blinds are the ideal choice for uPVC French or bi-folding doors as the blinds fit within the window frame meaning that moving the doors or windows will not affect or damage the blinds. This means that your blinds will never end up getting trapped in the doors or getting damaged in the breeze when the doors are open. The blinds are perfectly fitted to your windows using clips so all you have to do is clip them into place and enjoy your new fitted blinds!

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds in a kitchen.
If you’re looking for an easy option, you can’t go wrong with made to measure roller blinds. Functional yet stylish, our roller blinds come in a wide range of colours and patterns meaning that it’s easy to match them to your interior style.
 
Roller blinds are incredibly straightforward to measure and install and what’s more you can find blinds that perfectly fit each panel of your French doors meaning that you can control how much light you let in.  Roller blinds are an especially great choice for kitchens and are available in moisture-resistant blind fabrics, keeping your blinds looking fresh for longer. Our selection of roller blinds can also be cut to size and made-to-measure so they perfectly fit your french doors.

Roman Blinds

Buterfly Roman blind on a set of french doors
Introduce a touch of luxury to your room with Roman blinds. When you’re thinking about covering your French doors, Roman blinds are the perfect compromise between soft fabric and stylish practicality.
 
Made of cloth fabric, Roman blinds will add an extra insulating layer to your French doors and with plenty of fabrics to choose from, they're stylistically versatile enough to complement almost any interior style from classique to avant garde.  Roman blinds are also available in a variety of colours and shades to suit any window frame or French door. During the day you will be able to keep your Roman blinds all at the same level to give an elegant look, while in the evening you may prefer to roll down the blinds to bring a cosy and warm feel to the room.

Vertical Blinds

Green vertical blinds spanning across french doors
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder, then vertical blinds are the foolproof option. Functional yet chic, vertical blinds come in a wide range of colours, meaning that they can compliment your decor. If you have overlooking properties then these blinds provide the privacy you need.
 
The key advantage of choosing vertical blinds for your French doors is the ease of operation.With the pull of a string, vertical blinds can be slanted at varying degrees or completely folded away, allowing you complete control over the level of lights allowed in your room.
 
 
 
 
 

Electric Blinds

A tal black roller blind in a bathroom.
While you may feel it may not be practical to have blinds fitted on windows or French doors that are particularly high up or tall, there is now a super practical option that allows you to enjoy your large windows while maintaining privacy in the home. With electric blinds you can have a balance of stylish, well fitted blinds with electric blind technology so you can put the blinds at the level you want without having to even touch them.
 
Electric blinds are also great for family homes as they’re much safer around children who may have liked to play with blind chords on traditional roller blinds.

Curtains

Multicoloured curtain on a french door.
Lined curtains are the perfect choice for those looking for a more cosy feel from their French doors. Curtains can add a sense of warmth and calmness to a room while again, keeping that level of light control and privacy in your home. Both curtains and blinds can be an option if you're looking to match the two styles or can’t decide between the two.

Curtains are also great for increasing the insulation in your home and can even reduce the outside noise that comes into your home, creating a calming and cosy home during the evenings. Either way, we feel curtains add a great touch to any French door styles.

Sheer Blinds

Sheer Blinds
Dressing your French doors doesn’t have to mean that your room no longer gets any light to it. It is more than possible to have a set of blinds you love that give you a hint of privacy while still letting in the light and adding a touch of elegance to the room. If you’re looking for semi-transparent blinds that allow the light to flood into your home, giving the room a decorative feel with the light illuminating the colour of your blind, look no further than our sheer blind collection.
 
Sheer blinds will also allow your French doors to do the talking and speak for themselves when guests walk in the room.
At Swift Direct Blinds we have a range of blind and curtain options available for your French and bi-folding doors to complete the look of your home, and add a stylish element to any room in your home. All our blinds come made-to-measure and with fitting guides to take the hassle out of your home decor.
 
 
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