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Top tips for dressing your doors

Samantha Gibson

by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 01/09/2016

Updated: 19/08/2021

Regular readers of the blog will know that here at Hillarys, we pride ourselves on our range of made-to-measure window dressings. What they might not know, is that we provide lots of lovely options for doors too. So if you are debating door blinds, or wondering whether curtains or shutters would be better options, here are our top tips for dressing your doors.

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Vertical blinds for doors

A modern alternative to net curtains, Vertical blinds are ideal for wide expanses of glass as they provide fingertip control over privacy. They are designed with a wide range of colours and fabrics to choose from. Plus, they come in a huge range of performance finishes, from glare diffusing to blackout and waterproof.

The real beauty of Vertical blinds is that they’re perfect for sloping, shaped or sliding doors too. Each individual louvre can be cut to an exact shape and size, and they can be neatly pushed to one size to allow access to the door.

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Shutter for doors

Tracked shutters are another striking choice for your doors, particularly sliding or folding doors as they can be opened and stacked to the side to allow access to the doors for operation.

Tracker shutters aren’t just beautiful - they’re practical too. As their name suggests, they’re perfect for shutting out extreme climates and helping to maintain a steady temperature in your home.

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Curtains for doors

Curtains are a great choice for most door types, including traditional patio, French and metal-framed doors. Heat escapes from many homes via doors, so drawing curtains over these areas will help prevent any draughts.

The length of curtain that you need will depend on the size of the door or the effect that you want to create. For a neat and precise look, chose curtains that just graze the floor, or add lots of length for luxurious pooling if that’s more your style. If space above your door is limited, wave header curtains use a slimline track that can be fitted close to the ceiling and create modern-looking soft waves in the curtain fabric.

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Perfect Fit blinds for doors

Perfect Fit frames are a fantastic choice for uPVC French and patio doors as the frame fits snugly and neatly between the beading and the glass pane. This means that even when the blinds are pulled down, you can still access handles and locks to open and close your doors.

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