I Want to Cover a Challenging Window
Sliding Glass Doors
I want to cover the sliding glass doors on the back of my house. What can I use?
Vertical shadings like the Luminette and Adowrap work great on sliding doors. They both can be traversed to one side (or both) as well as tilted open and closed like a vertical blind. Both use soft sheer fabrics to diffuse any harsh light yet still allow outward visibility.
Vertical blinds are hard to beat from a price/function perspective. Less expensive than most other treatments they achieve light control by adjusting the angle of the louvers and can be pulled back to leave the door completely uncovered.
Sliding panels are also an option and are available in solar shade, roller shade, and woven woods fabrics as well as drapery materials.
Other options include vertical honeycomb shades and draperies.
I have a beautiful arched window in my dining room. What are the best ways to dress up an arched window?
Plantation shutters are made-to-order and can be crafted in almost any shape. The movable louvers help control light when the shutters are closed. And thanks to their hinged design, plantation shutters swing completely open when you want the architectural beauty of the arch on full display. Choose from 2 ½”, 3 ½” and 4 ½” louvers.
Honeycomb shades can also be made to fit an arched window. They can be stationary or movable, and they come in both light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics.
Other options for ached windows include horizontal blinds, draperies and some specialty products like the Highlite.