Important Features for Entryway Shades

Taking time to address entryway windows in your home is a key factor in making it feel comfortable. For the right balance of style and function, window coverings can help. Natural light is an important element when designing a welcoming atmosphere, but you’ll need privacy, too. Today, we’ll explore the best entryway shades for your doors & windows that will produce the look and feel you want as you enter your home. 

Enjoy Privacy + Light

For an entryway, the ideal balance is privacy and natural light. How can you achieve both? With the adjustable feature of top down shades, you can expose only the top part of the window and keep the rest covered up. Your entryway can take advantage of the sunlight during the day and privacy at all times.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Therefore, top downs offer independent operation so you can customize the light, privacy and function of windows one by one. Adjustable shades are great for sliding doors because each door is fitted and works independently. These shades offer the ultimate custom experience. 

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


A Range of Light Control

Does your entryway battle constant sun or just in-direct light? You might find yourself needing to control the light all day. Sheer shades are great for solving this problem–they offer a range of control, from light filtering to light blocking.

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Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades

In addition, our Silhouette sheer shades offer similar control with a different look. They cut the glare by adjusting from view-through sheer fabrics, to vanes that close off the view. Most sheer shades can increase the energy efficiency of your home by reflecting the sun outward during the day, too.

Sheer Privacy

If privacy is your priority, try Luminette Privacy Sheers. You can enjoy an outdoor view and filtered light. Then, when you want to block the light, you simply rotate the vanes closed. Many choose these for their entryway shades and sliding glass doors.

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers cover the sliding door; Silhouette® Window Shades cover the windows.


Specialty Windows

Your home may offer the unique look of specialty windows. These incredible windows provide a focal point to enjoy inside and out. But, when unique windows are be tricky to cover in hard-to-reach places, smart shades provide the answer. With motorization, there is no need to lift a finger to adjust your shades, simply touch a button on your tablet, use the app or voice command. 

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

In all, our honeycomb shades are the most dynamic product we offer, filled with features for all the windows in your home. Along with a variety of options they provide energy efficiency, motorization and room darkening capabilities. They can be customized in size and shape to provide coverage for all your specialty shaped windows. 

Narrow Doors

Exclusive to the Duette Shades collection, the TrackGlide system is perfect for narrow doors and french doors. No room for drilling or hardware installation? No problem. 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with TrackGlide®

Door Handles & Operation

Before you decide on coverings for your windows and doors, remember to consider the door handles and levers. Your window coverings must be able to accommodate the operating parts, along with looking great. We offer many collections, including low profile designs that require less space. Plantation shutters are also a great option. They can be made custom to fit around any challenging window space. We can help you decide.

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NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


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NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


Upgrade Your Entryway Shades  

Our designers can help you with the details of entryway shades. It’s important to create a comfortable atmosphere with light control and privacy. Come view our products and listen to our ideas–we are experts in the field and can create the look and feel you want without the hassle of doing it yourself. Reach out today for a FREE design consult.