Just like windows, doors with views to the outside world need to be dressed. But they can be difficult because doors — whether they’re sliding or French — are functional parts of the room, and the wrong window treatment can hold up traffic. These rooms show you how to dress your windows stylishly while keeping function at the forefront.
BY CATHY SILL MCGOWIN
Both purposeful and pretty, two pairs of panels dress the French doors in this dining area. The rod closest to the window supports a transparent floral print — perfect for letting in light and gaining privacy when pulled closed. The outer drapery, a solid blush color, works to frame the floral fabric, adding even more softness to the feminine space.
A walkway of windows makes a remarkable focal point in this living area. Draperies are hung from a track at ceiling height to put up the curved doorways. Divided into four separate panels, the window treatments easily slide to cover doors individually or as a singular wall unit.