Finding Your Ideal Entryway Shades

When dealing with entryway shades, functionality and style go hand in hand. Together, they can transform this pivotal area in your home. As welcomed friends and family cross your threshold, you want them to feel just that–welcomed. Natural light and privacy play a big role in this. By having a great balance of both, you will have a light and airy atmosphere when you want it or privacy when you need it. Let’s start by exploring the finest features, tailored for the windows and doors of your entryways.

Privacy and Light

French doors with sidelights covered by privacy cellular shades
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

The perfect combination of privacy and light can be easily achieved through the top down feature. You will not regret putting these entryway shades in your home as they are a cherished favorite among homeowners. An added benefit is that they are very versatile!

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Do you have sliding doors that you are eager to cover? If so, this feature is excellent because it comes in two separate shades. This way, you can independently operate and customize the privacy, function, and light in your home. 

Filtering and Blocking Light

When the sunlight hits a certain point through your entryway, the need to adjust the lighting is real–and often hurried. Sheer shades are great for this because they offer different levels of light control to suit your every mood and preference. 

Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades in a living room to the right of an all white fireplace
Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades

Silhouette sheer shades are phenomenal at taming glare. All you do is switch from view-through sheers to vanes to hide the view. During the day, these shades enhance energy efficiency and privacy by deflecting the sun’s rays. You’ll truly enjoy coming home to a cool respite after a warm day outside.

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers

We cannot forget to mention the wonderful qualities of Luminette Privacy Sheers. Are you looking to have the option for an outdoor view and filtered light, but also want to block the light? Look no further! With these as your new entryway shades, rotate the vanes to block unnecessary light. Then, twist the vanes back to enjoy your view again. These are a popular option among homeowners who have sliding doors. 

Specialty Windows

Having uniquely shaped windows in your home adds a layer of character. However, it can be a struggle to find the best way to cover them. This reigns true if you have specialty windows that are hard to reach. If this is the case for you, the solution lies in integrating smart shades. Opening and closing your window treatments has never been easier. 

Applause® Honeycomb Shades in a living room with an arched ceiling
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Now, let’s introduce you to honeycomb shades! They have a myriad of features including energy efficiency, room darkening, and motorization. They can also be tailored to blend effortlessly with the unique shape of your windows.

Narrow Door Frames

The Duette Shades collection emerges as a beacon of hope for those who may have smaller than normal door frames. An added benefit of these is that TrackGlide is a perfect feature when you can’t drill into the door. Sometimes, french doors have traditional hardware, making installation a challenge. TrackGlide offers an ideal solution that fits well into your space.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades with TrackGlide®


Door Handles and Locks

Considering your style when picking out door handles and locks is important. However, you also need to consider the functionality of it.  The choice of window covering products can be influenced by the hardware you select. The good news is that many collections feature low-profile options that easily blend style with functionality. One recommendation is plantation shutters. They can be customized to navigate any challenges posed by hardware constraints.

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NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


Need Entryway Shades, Blinds, Shutters or Drapery?

Our team at Integrated Windows is ready to help you as you embark on your entryway shades journey. We can assist you with finding the perfect blend of light control and privacy. Contact our team today to schedule a FREE consultation. We can’t wait to get started!