French door curtain rods add elegance and charm to homes, and gently separate rooms, halls, terraces or panels covered with soundproof windows that provide privacy without blocking visual access. They are difficult to dress without hiding the beauty of its design and making them difficult to open and close. Shutters, blinds and shutters are common treatments for French doors, but certain styles of curtains work equally well.
These styles of curtains generally cover the glass panels in a French door and leave the exposed wood and hardware. The fabric used for drapery panels is thicker and lighter blocks, providing more privacy curtains. Some decorators match the panels or curtains on the French door curtain rods to the upholstery of sofas and chairs in the adjoining rooms.
To show the beauty of its french door curtain rods, leaving most of the doors exposed and simply decorate the top with a valance. This option curtains offers maximum amount of natural light in the rooms, while the least amount of privacy.
French doors open onto a porch or deck can be decorated with traditional curtains from floor to ceiling. These are usually mounted on the walls on either side of the French doors instead of on the doors themselves. If you use your French doors for various purposes, you can combine panels and curtains with traditional curtains. In the months that you want light and sunshine streaming into the room, you can use the curtains and maintain permanently open heavy curtains.