Overview of sidelights and doorway window treatments.

Sidelight windows standing on either side of a door can increase natural light and add a sense of grandeur. With the right window treatments, they can turn your humble front entryway into a grand entrance everyone in the neighborhood can admire. But since sidelights have an unusually thin, long shape, some homeowners worry their options will be limited.

Fortunately, sidelight window treatments come in a wide range of styles and colors. Whether you want them to stand out or feature scaled-down versions of something classic, you have loads of options. We’ll walk you through how different types of window treatments can help achieve a finished look you’ll love.

Custom Designs Suit These Unique Windows

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Sidelight windows aren’t as common a size or shape as most other windows, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. Quality manufacturers like Louver Shop can produce custom treatments such as shutters or blinds. With the best materials and craftsmanship, treatments for sidelight windows will be just as attractive.

If you’re unsure about the possibilities, why not try a free virtual or in-home consultation? With showroom materials and your very own design expert, comparing window treatments is fast and easy. You can even explore details like colors, cutouts and more until you know just want you want.

Interior Shutters Offer Privacy and a Classic Touch

Interior shutters can upscale all kinds of windows, including an entry door’s sidelight windows. Custom shutters make a great fit because they don’t brush against the floor, avoiding the dirt and mud often found near exterior doors. They also close tightly, ensuring privacy even when company is expected. These traditional shutters come with smaller louvers ideal for replicating old world charm.

And don’t forget the other side of your sidelight windows. Exterior decorative shutters are a great complement to front porch or entryway décor. You can customize their color or cutout shapes for something that’s truly unique to your sense of style.

Try Mini Blinds for a Snug, Cozy Look

If shutters seem too bulky, mini blinds could be another quality option. With smaller slats, they suit the compact size of sidelight windows. Mini blinds are lightweight yet durable, ensuring your entry door window treatments are both functional and attractive. Cleaning can be accomplished with just a damp cloth, even if your mini blinds sit near a busy doorway. For something that’s low on cost and maintenance, mini blinds are one of the best ways to go.

Consider Sheer Fabrics for a Simple Drapery Appearance

Many sidelight windows are for front doors as well as other doors someone might expect visitors at every now and then. Unexpected guests or passers-by shouldn’t disturb your sense of privacy, so some homeowners prefer window treatments that maintain a layer of separation. Consider sheer, translucent fabrics since they blur details while still letting natural light inside.

For example, these Pirouette® Window Shadings can be customized, including how sheer the fabric is. You can make minor adjustments until these soft, curtain-like shades offer the perfect mix of privacy and light.

Louver Shop Window Treatments for Every Fit

If you’re ready to touch up your sidelight windows, why not schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts? You’ll learn everything you need to know about available styles and materials, with design suggestions tailored to your sense of décor. Learn more or get the process started by calling 888-249-5655 today.

Explore and Compare Shutters with the Visualizer Tool

Have other windows in need of an upgrade? Why not “try before you buy” with an innovative visualizer tool? Sample photos are provided for a range of looks, and you can even upload your own photos to see how treatments might look on existing windows. You can adjust details like louver size and the shutters’ color and configuration for the best possible ‘sneak peek’ experience.