Window treatment ideas for bi-fold and Crittall doors

Need help dressing Crittall, bi-fold doors or french windows? Here are 4 simple ideas to consider.

By Hugh Metcalf | 6 December 2019

Try these window treatment ideas for Crittall, bi-fold or French doors to enhance their style and ensure their privacy.

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Large expanses of glass are commonplace in many of our ambitious build or renovation projects as we try to maximise the amount of natural light in our homes as well as uniting the indoors with outdoor spaces.

However floor-to-ceiling windows come with their own challenges, especially when it comes to dressing them with window treatments. Finding a style that doesn’t detract from those beautiful new Crittall windows, bi-fold doors or French windows you’ve just invested in is important, but so is maintaining privacy and controlling light when you need to.

In-frame blinds

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Image: Thomas Sanderson 

When dressing something like these black framed bi-fold doors, a subtler, more inconspicuous treatment may be the best option. This means you won’t interfere with the view out to your outside space, and when you have the doors open in the summer, you can create a near-semaless transition from indoors to outdoors.

These blinds from Thomas Sanderson sit within the frame of the bi-fold doors, blending into the frames when fully up, while folding away with the doors when needed. Look out for smart tech styles too which can be controlled by app or even by voice assistant.