Front Door Window Covering Ideas

For Beauty and Privacy

May our front door window covering ideas inspire you to dress up, add privacy, and create more curb appeal for your home and porch. When you think about it, your front door speaks volumes to family, friends, and visitors walking up on your porch or stoop.

So, let your entrance be the envy of the neighborhood with the right front door window covering.

Don't limit yourself to just coverings for doors; window coverings work just as well. And we discovered a few other ideas for front door window coverings that might surprise you like it did for Mary and I.

cute front door window covering on front porch
Sheer front door window covering on classic front porch
Did you realize that window or sidelight covers will soften the look of your front door, the gateway to your home?

Innovative Front Door Window Covering Ideas

Usually front door window coverings don't command a lot of attention, however they do bring classy style and elegance to almost any front door. How, you ask?

Window coverings can add movement, for example, or a minimalist look like sheers. Some coverings add interesting texture and natural materials, like wood, are making a stylish comeback.

Be particular when selecting coverings for your front door; choose a style that compliments your home's decor and your personal taste.

Here are a few examples of the latest window covering trends.

cute front door window covering on front porch
Front door window covering on a charming front porch

Add Warmth with Front Door Window Blinds

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One way to being instant warmth to your interior space is to add faux wood blinds to your glass door; they mimic real wood. If your style is traditional, country or rustic, these are perfect. In fact, some can even be painted to harmonize with your interior color scheme.

White Faux Wood Sidelight Blinds - Amazon affiliate

Custom Made 2 Inch Faux Wood Horizontal Window Blinds - Amazon affiliate

Magnetic Blinds for Steel Doors

Steel doors often present an installation issue for blinds. But perhaps no longer. We discovered magnetic blind window coverings for steel doors making them easy to attach with magnetic disks. Who knew?

In addition to the nice privacy they provide, they also easily snap off to wash the window.

Easy Install Magnetic Blinds - Amazon affiliate

Ever Seen These Add-On Blinds for Flush Frame Front Doors?

Have to admit this was a new one for us; we hadn't ever seen blinds for flush frame front doors until now. But now that we have, we wanted to share them with you because we think they are pretty neat and quite functional.

Take a look at the video below to see how they installed.

Add-On Blinds for Flush Frame Doors - Amazon Affiliate

Video: How to Install Add On Blinds

Sheers Create Mystique

cute front door window covering on front porch
Sheer front door window covering in Savannah



Remember that Curtains and Sheers Are Delightful Too

Sheers are perfect for glass doors as they showcase the architectural features of the door while at the same time softening the look. Sheers add a light whimsical appeal to your home and give you natural filtered light.

Sheer Voile French Door Curtains - Amazon Affiliate
We like that sheers are easy to care for, machine washable and minimal ironing. We bet they'll never go out of style and are a classic way to make your room feel sunnier, cozier and classy.

Jazzy Taupe French Door Sheer Panel Curtains - Amazon affiliate

Front Door Curtain Panels - An Easy Front Door Window Covering Ideas

Curtain panels, depending on their weight and fabric, can block light (darken your room), add a layer of privacy and even reduce outside sounds.

And with that being said, they also help keep your furnishings from fading as quickly so they last longer.

Front Door Room Darkening Curtain Panels - Amazon affiliate
Eclipse French Door Curtain - Tricia Tie Up Light Filtering Single Panel

How About Lace Curtains on Your Front Door?

Lace is the go-to fabric if you want a classic, elegant touch.

lace curtains on front porch of victorian style home
Lace curtain window coverings
Windsor Lace Door Curtain Panel - Amazon affiliate

Shades Are a Good Solution for Front Doors

Similar to blinds, window shades fit inside the window frame, but they are made of a solid fabric sheet or cellular material. While shades range from classic roller to Roman styles, their functionality remains the same as they roll up to let in light.

Most shades come in a variety of colors to match your decor, making decorating easy. Here are a few suggestions for your front door.

Cellular Shades Ideas

Cellular shades range from single or double cells to room darkening and blackout, if needed. They offer natural filtered light to give your home a soft glow.

Vertical cellular shades provide as much protection as solar screen panels but with a totally different appeal. Some companies multiple layers of insulating cells that block UV rays to help prevent furniture fading.

We use them on our front door; they reduce the heat from the sun.

cellular shade on front door
Cellular shade on front door

Cellular Bali Blinds Cordless Light Filtering Cellular Shade

Trader Blinds Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shade

quaint front door window coverings
Quaint Lacy Front Door Window Coverings

Roman Shades

You can easily mount a Roman shade over your door's glass whether it be top-down, bottom-up, or traditional Romans. If you have sufficient space between the ceiling and the top of the door's frame, you can use a wide Roman shade that can fold neatly when not being used or cover the entire door when expanded.

Cordless Roman Shade - Amazon Affiliate

How About Drapes?

Drapes on glass doors are both elegant and classic and depending on the material and design, can give your home a modern appeal.

Thermal Blackout Patio Door Curtain Panel

Front Door Window Shutter Ideas

Create a cottage country style using shutters as your front door side light coverings. Shutters bring warmth to your foyer and add a classical touch of aesthetic comfort that some other types of front door window coverings can't.

DIY Shutter kits come in different widths and lengths and can be trimmed if necessary in most cases. Install wood shutters to add charm and character to your front entrance. An added advantage is you can paint them to match your interior decor.

Interior Shutter Kits - Amazon Affiliate

Mirrored Film Window Coverings for Privacy

Self-adhesive window mirror film offers both privacy and intrigue to a variety of surfaces, especially your front door and sidelights. The film filters light and removes glare giving your much unencumbered view.

The reflective mirror finish provides privacy and is appealing whether looking from the inside or the out. The self-adhesive film is easy to install and can be repositioned or removed when needed.

mirrored window film for front door from Wayfair
Mirrored window film provides some (but not complete) privacy

Sliding Glass Door Covering Ideas

Need window coverings for your sliding glass doors? Check these out.

These give your room a soft, dreamy, and airy feeling while stopping glare. They diffuse summer heat and winter cold yet let the summer breezes flow.

Extra Wide Linen Sheer Curtain - Amazon affiliate
Go Dear Design Deluxe Adjustable Sliding Panel - Amazon affiliate

Stain Glass and Window Film Front Door Coverings

Stain glass and window films allow for privacy while simultaneously permitting light to enter your home.

You can give your existing front door window a stained-glass look or other creative design using window films. They offer the advantage of giving you a multitude of options. In many cases, they come glue free, can be applied quickly, and are easy to remove without leaving any residue.

Another benefit is many block UV rays and help to reduce heat!
See More Window Film Options - Amazon affiliate

stain glass front door covering
Stained glass front door window covering for privacy

Speaking of Front Doors

Now you combine your door bell and peep hole into one feature by using a video doorbell that lets you to not only see who is at your door, but also hear and speak to visitors from wherever you are.

Ring Door View Cam - Amazon affiliate
When installed, you get alerted no your phone, tablet, and computer when anyone knocks, presses the doorbell, or activates the adjustable motion sensors. It even works with Alexa.

Watch this short video which explains the features, and setup.

Here's another option I discovered that might be just what you've been looking for. It's a video doorbell with its own monitor.

Video Doorbell and Intercom with Monitor - Amazon Affiliate

Want Some Tips for Painting Your Front Door?

blue front door painted with Modern Masters
What color front door do you most love?
Please check out the paint color ideas as well as painting techniques.


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