Yes, I would co-ordinate with the wall color so that the fireplace is the focal point. Shades or blinds.
I like the natural light with nothing on my windows. A matter of preference.
Beautiful as is!
My opinion! Curtains on french doors is kind of tacky. They look good with no covering, allow natural light in, and a great architectural detail. If privacy was an issue (yours are not), I would cover the glass panes with a translucent contact paper. Love the transoms above the doors.
My French doors are direct to outdoors deck and so much hot sun came through. I finally hung sheers to an extra wide rod with rings so that I can pull them back. The rod extends past the outer edges of the doors so that the sheers only frame the doors then. I really like that yours open to a sun room.
If i had to,this is exactly the way I would do it as well.
I have bamboo blinds over my french doors.
I might "stain glass" or frost the panes to let in light but provide privacy too. Both can be achieved with a painting technique.
I had curtains on my French Doors and took them down. It looks much nicer without.
My french doors go directly outside and privacy is not an issue but I put sheer curtains up using magnetic curtain rods for a change of decor. I can take them down anytime.
No unless the privacy is needed. It lets the outside come in! The room looks as if it continues outside.
If you do drapes just do door and not transom
French doors are decorative by themselves, if it s not a privacy issue
show them off!!!
Absolutely not. Blinds or roman shades above maybe if you need privacy
Will add sheer curtains from ceiling to floor to add a touch of warm to the room
I also have french doors in my livingroom that leads to the deck on the southside of my house. Sun beats in like a mad gorilla. I didn't want the LR to be dark so I used a cornstarch paste to paint the glass panels and "painted" on some of my favorite lace. LOVE this technique and has made a difference in LR temp as well as adding privacy. Check out for full directions: https://annabelvita.com/2013/04/18/lace-windo... Have fun with it!
I have done the stained glass frosting (and designs) on my french doors. turned out beautiful and lets the light in, but not as glaring. You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want......lots of choices!!
Yes I would. I have a French door separating sunroom and kitchen. The glare is sometimes to much.
I would add blinds to them. They have the paper ones like an accordion and you can pull them up all the way when you want or what ever length you want for the time of day!!
As Mary has stated, sheers on the side, does add a touch of warmth to the room and a touch of elegance.
Depending on the curtains thickens,that would be the issue.Are you trying to reduce heat from the doors or is it just for some privacy?
Agree with Sophia, depends on why--if to keep out cold or heat, drapes or even tightly woven sheers, if just for privacy I would have something like bamboo shades installed, in a light color, but only over the doors.
i had the same arrangement in my house in Georgia. It's beautiful just as it is with all the wonderful light coming into the room. if you need privacy, you can put poles on brackets over the doors and have curtains with rings that you can slide over to cover in the evening. i would put them close to the wall not to compromise the windows
I think regular curtains would block out the light--which you need and cover up the great element of the transom and doors-- yet there seems to 've something missing here. Perhaps interesting new door knobs-- or paint the ones you have. Also-- I think it would look great and add some uniqueness if you etched the glass in the transom. That way you keep the light but make it your place. Good luck. It's a nice room.
if you do not need drapes for warmth or privacy your decorating does not need them
if you need privacy, use frosted contact paper or spray. you could do some of the windowlets and leave others without. it gives it a classy look. i didn't like curtains on mine but if i had swing arms curtain rods i would have liked that much better. but they are pricey for those rods
My mother used sheers with a pocket rod at the top and bottom to keep the sheer from getting caught in the doors. I suppose you could also put drapes to either side of the doors and just close them when needed. Is it because of the glare on the TV? Not really sure because the picture is dark, but it looks like the TV might be above the fireplace. Could you move the TV?
I would put up curtain rods and use a sheer curtain from top of door to the floor. It lets in light but you have the privacy from the covering.
Paint the doors a bright color. You could use this color as accent on your fireplace trim. Sheers in a neutral color secured with thin rods at top and bottom of doors.
I have a door-height narrow window at our front door; and used a 72" high window sheer secured in this same way. It stays put when the door is opened, lets in light, but gives privacy.
I was thinking the same thing... use those thin rods at the bottom for safety.
You could do a pocket curtain on each door. You could also use curtains installed with a decorative rod or mini-blinds.
I use sheer curtains with pocket rods at the top and bottom of my French doors. The sheers still let in the light, but provides some privacy. They don't prevent the sun's glare on the television, though.
Roman shades look great on these doors-I have them on mine!
I love them as they are
I love them as they are but you could add sheers along the outer moldings of the doors to soften the edges. : )
Yes...perhaps lacey ones...if that is your style. It gives private with an open look.
Hi, the other option is the sticky plastic used to be called Mactak in my day. You can purchase it at Home Depot it comes in opaque clear colour in varied patterns, or if you want to use just the frosted pattern in strips, in varying widths it would give you privacy in the rooms, yet light would shine through, it is modern and it can be removed at any time.
Not unless you feel you need the privatsy
when you put curtains on French doors what you need are the small round curtain rods at the top and bottom of each door. Then you gather your curtain up on the rods. This way when you open up the doors your curtain is secure on the door not swinging loose which can cause it to get caught in the doors. The curtain must be attached to both the top and bottom of each door to look right.
I just put panels over my sliding glass doors and love the look and convenience. They might work nicely over french doors too.
I think sheers are pretty on French Doors.
I also have french doors, but mine exit from the morning room or dinette onto a deck. I placed curtains with easy on/off tie backs. This provides privacy at night but can be opened for full light during the day. My curtains are hung on large ring's so I can push them easily out of the way. I've had them this way for 10 years and I love it.
It depends. I have them myself but mine have a beautiful view of our back pasture. If the view were of another room i would consider elegant lace or sheers.
I have very lightweight Roman Shades in white. You can keep them half way up, closed or open. They look great in my living room.
No, but I suggest either sheet or lace curtains that fits for the French doors
I don't know how old this post is, but I would never put curtains on those doors. We bought French doors with blinds inside, and we seldom use them. We keep them completely pulled to the top. Why miss,the view?
Depends on what the view is, and how much light control/privacy you need. I would go with sheers or a lace panel.
I would use pleated blinds, either in the color of the room (s), or plain cream or white or even a sheer lace. You can raise/lower them at will for light and view control. Or, consider sheer panels that are gathered at top and bottom, like those you often see on sidelights at entry doors.
I would never put anything up either
Because of your transom windows, I would not hang draperies. If there is a privacy issue, then I would use something like a sheer curtains on a rod pocket.
lace panels would add great looks and allow you to still see thru
would put the curtain rod up to the crown and about a foot past e doors. You will have to find or make extra long curtains. In the cooler months you can open the doors and close the curtains getting fresh air and keeping privacy. when the doors are closed and the curtains open you have full light