Finding the Best Entryway Shades

Once you enter your home, you may feel like something is missing. Perhaps it lacks a warm and inviting feel. We recommend incorporating entryway shades into your home. These window treatments are the perfect blend of style and functionality and can instantly transform the ambiance of your home. By adding them to your space, play around with the natural light and the privacy to create your ideal space and reflect how you feel. Let’s explore the various features of window coverings that can be tailored to your entryway doors and windows! 

Privacy Paired with Light

When it comes to your home, privacy and light are an inseparable duo. Ideally, they would offer comfortable and adjustable privacy while allowing light to shine through. If you want a great balance of both, consider top-down shades. This grants you access to both.

top down shades Hunter Douglas Lee’s Summit 64086
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

For those with sliding doors you wish to cover, this feature has two separate shades, affording it to operate independently. This way, you can easily have the light and privacy you want when you want it. 

top down bottom up energy efficient window shades in shawnee, MO
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Light Filtering to Light Blocking 

Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades covering french doors to the right of a fireplace
Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades

Transitioning from the gentle filtering of light to the decisive blocking of the sun, sheer shades are the frontrunners because they have a range of lighting controls they allow. 

Sidelights with Silhouette Shades
Silhouette Shades

Silhouette sheer shades gracefully tame any harsh glare. All you have to do is seamlessly transition from view-through sheers to vanes that protect your inside world from the outside. Their daytime prowess extends to enhancing energy efficiency and privacy by deflecting the sun’s rays outward.

Sliding doors with sheer treatments
Luminette® Privacy Sheers cover the sliding door; Silhouette® Window Shades cover the windows.

Luminette Privacy Sheers offers the option to enjoy the outdoor view but with filtered light. You can rotate the vanes closed to block out the light. These are the perfect options for homeowners looking for versatility with the sliding doors in their entryways. 

Specialty Windows

Specialty windows always tend to have a unique shape. They add character to your home but make it challenging when you hunt for the best window treatments for them. This is where smart shades enter the conversation. They are poised to adapt to the interesting shape of these windows. Furthermore, it makes operating your entryway shades a breeze. 

Applause® Honeycomb Shades in black trim windows on a vaulted ceiling
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades boast a myriad of features ranging from energy efficiency to room darkening, and even motorization, perfectly tailored to complement these unique window shapes. A favorite among homeowners, honeycomb shades are a reminder that you can have versatility and functionality in your window treatments. 

Smaller Door Frames

Duette® Honeycomb Shades with TrackGlide®on a set of two french doors
Duette® Honeycomb Shades with TrackGlide®

For narrow door frames, the Duette Shades collection is an excellent option. It offers a solution to those narrow or French doors in your home. An added benefit is TrackGlide. It helps when there is not enough room to install shades or drill hardware. 

Lock Functions and Door Handles

When selecting hardware for your entryway, the perfect blend of style and functionality should not be overlooked. Your choice of window coverings may be influenced by the design of your door handles and locks. Fortunately, many collections offer low-profile choices. This helps integrate style with utility. Plantation shutters, with their customization options, are ideal when you have challenges with hardware installation.  

shades of white Overland Park
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters
french doors with handle cutouts when covered with shutters
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters

Is your home prepared to incorporate entryway shades? If you’re searching for the perfect balance between light control and privacy, our team at One Stop Decorating is here. Contact us today to embark on your journey toward finding the perfect window treatments. Schedule your FREE consultation today and let’s get started.