French doors can be a staple feature for any home. They add a classic look to a room, and with the addition of blinds for french doors you can add a touch of elegance to any space not to mention privacy and light control.

How to fit blinds to a french door

How you fit your blind to your French door depends on the type of blind you choose and the size of the french door you have. With our perfect fit blinds you will simply need to clip the blinds into place for uPVC windows and doors, no drills, screws or fuss needed. Or, with our other types of blinds we have measurement and easy fitting guides to take the pains away from getting your new blinds. Simply follow our clear instructions and receive your made-to-measure blind in the post. Read on for the types of blinds that complement French doors, including fitting guides for each one.

The best type of blinds for french doors

Roller Blinds

Standard roller blinds for french doors are best installed outside of the door recess. This allows you to fully open the roller blinds above the french doors when you need clear access in and out. If you'd prefer to install inside the door recess make sure the position of the roller blind doesn't obstruct the door.

If your French doors are going to be in regular use, a better alternative is perfect-fit roller blinds. Perfect Fit blinds have been specifically designed for use in UPVC windows, due to their no-screw, no-drill functionality, making them excellent for use for French doors, conservatories or uPVC windows and doors throughout your home.

Perfect fit roller blinds easily clip into your door frame and move with the door, meaning they don't need to be opened to gain access. Both standard and perfect fit roller blinds are available in various colours, textures, patterns and features.

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Perfect Fit Blinds

As well as perfect fit roller blinds, this no drill range is also available in other styles including venetian and pleated blinds.

To put your perfect fit blinds on your French door, simply clip them into place using their fitted clips. Our perfect fit blinds will be sent out to you with the perfect glass measurements for your door, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. See our measuring guide here.

To fit perfect fit roller blinds to your French door, take a look at our informative perfect fit blinds fitting guide including what the tools needed and step-by-step instructions on how to fit the blinds yourself.

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Roman Blinds

If your French doors are a key period feature of your property, you may want to consider Roman blinds for an added layer of insulation while maintaining the classic look of your traditional French doors. If you’re looking to keep hold of your period home features yet add a sense of decadence and warmth to the room, Roman blinds are the way to go for your home.

Roman blinds are made with the same material as curtains making them a warmer option for the home. And, with 100’s of shades and patterns to choose from, you can create a look you'll love in no time.

To fit Roman blinds simply measure your French door, fit the brackets in place with your door, and fit the blinds in place with the headrail that is attached to all of our Roman blinds already. We recommend installing roman blinds on french doors outside of the recess. For a more in-depth look at how to fit Roman blinds, take a look at our roman blind fitting guide.

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Vertical Blinds

The most versatile blinds you could find for your French door remains to be the vertical blind. Vertical blinds can do it all, from filtering out light perfectly with their personalised slats, to maintaining a level of privacy in the home, vertical blinds are called versatile for a reason. As an alternative to traditional fabric vertical blinds, we also have rigid PVC vertical blinds. These blinds are all light reducing, waterproof and chain free, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

When measuring your French doors for fitting vertical blinds, we have a simple how to measure for vertical blinds guide, making your ready made, and made-to-measure blinds just a few clicks away. All you will need is a steel tape measure, a notepad, a pen and possibly a step ladder depending on the size of your French doors. Then, to fit your vertical blinds to your French door, simply follow our fitting vertical Blinds guide to get the perfect fit every time.

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How to measure french doors for blinds

Whether you choose to go for a versatile blind or a stylish blind for the whole family, measuring and fitting your blind remains to be one of the most important parts to make your blind look perfect. We have measurement and fitting guides for each of our blind types, making it easy for you to get the perfect blind for your home. Measuring your windows for blinds requires precision and time, just remember to be sure of your numbers before you order, and always check them twice! Remember, fitting blinds to your French doors doesn’t have to be complicated and it’s just like fitting them to any other door or window, but if you require any help with measuring your blinds, please do contact us on 03702187042 so one of our expert blind advisors can help.

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