The Best Features for Your Entryway Shades

As you walk through the front door of your home, you want to experience a welcoming atmosphere with positive energy. If you feel like this is lacking in your space, consider the power of entryway shades. They offer the perfect balance between style and function and can allow natural light to help establish the perfect atmosphere. While natural light plays a big role in curating a welcoming environment for you and your guests, you also need to consider that privacy is needed as the sun sets. Let’s take a look at the best window treatments for your entryway doors and windows. 

Privacy and Light 

Privacy and light are a powerful combination when used correctly. When it comes to your entryway shades, the top down feature is a strong contender because you can have comfortable and adjustable privacy and soft natural light. 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you have sliding doors in your entryway, it does an excellent job of covering them. With two separate shades that operate independently, you can customize the level of light, privacy, and function within your home. 

top down bottom up energy efficient window shades in cleveland heights, ohio
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


Light Filtering to Light Blocking 

During certain times of the day, the sun can really illuminate a room making it rise in temperature and hard to enjoy. In this case, you may need control over light filtering and light blocking in this space. Sheer shades are a great option because they allow a range of lighting control. 

Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades over doors in a white living room to the right of a white fireplace
Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades

If you want to cut the glare, silhouette shades may be more your style. You can adjust from view-through sheer fabrics to vanes that close off the view entirely. To increase energy efficiency and privacy, most sheer shades reflect the sun outward during the day. 

Living area with a dark leather couch, soft silhouette window coverings over a sliding door
Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Silhouette® Window Shades

Luminette Privacy Sheers are another excellent option if you want to enjoy your outdoor view but also have filtered light. Furthermore, you can rotate the vanes closed if you wish to block out the light. Homeowners choose these for the sliding doors on their entryway shades due to their many benefits!

Specialty Windows

Do you have those windows in your home that you don’t even know how to begin covering them? While specialty shapes add character to the space, finding the best window treatments can feel like a hassle, especially in hard-to-reach spaces. If this describes you, smart shades are a wonderful operating feature that you would benefit greatly from having in your home. 

Black trim specialty windows in a living room with arched ceilings
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades leave nothing to be desired. They have the highest amount of features out of any of our window shade collections, making them an excellent choice for your entryway shades. Not only are there options for room darkening and motorization but also for energy efficiency. An added bonus is that they are great for covering up those specialty windows in your home. 

Narrow Door Frames 

If you have narrow door frames in your home, we recommend exploring the TrackGlide option that is available only to the Duette Shades collection. It is ideal for French doors or narrow doors that lack room to drill in hardware to install the shades. 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with TrackGlide®


Door Handle and Lock Function 

When you embark on the journey of finding the perfect entryway shades, you need to consider the hardware in your home. It is important to reflect your style in the pieces you select but this can impact the window covering products you choose. Thankfully, various collections have low-profile options. An example is plantation shutters. They can be customized to work around the hardware you select and other challenges you may face! 

wood shutters on french doors with black door handles and custom cut-outs for handles

In Need of Entryway Shades? 

Our team at Austin Window Fashions is here to help! Our experts know how to efficiently help you achieve the perfect balance of privacy and light control. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation. We can’t wait to get started.