Window Treatments for Sidelights

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If you’re considering window treatments to cover those long, narrow windows that border the sides of your door, you might be wondering—how do I find the right window treatment? Are there ones that can be made small enough to fit? Yes! In fact, some sidelight window treatments can cover widths as narrow as 4".


Besides adding a finished look to the window, sidelight window treatments offer a variety of benefits—they insulate your entryway, provide light control and prevent peering eyes from peeking in. And with the Top-Down/Bottom-Up operating system, you can control your window treatments from the top down or bottom up, so you can block the harsh sun while still bringing in natural light. But the question is, what kind of sidelight window treatments should you get?

Hunter Douglas carries a wide range of operable and non-operable sidelight window treatments. Before you make a decision, always consult with your local Hunter Douglas specialist about which window coverings will work best.

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For particularly hot or cold climates or windows that bring in a lot of sun, cellular shades have a unique cellular construction that offers superior energy efficiency. Duette® Honeycomb Shades come in both a single and honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction, called Duette Architella®, which has more insulating fabric and air pockets than the single construction for even greater energy efficiency.

Duette shades have a large selection of pleat sizes, colors, opacities and textures to choose from, so it’s easy to find a style that complements your existing décor.

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Vertical applications work well as front door side window coverings because they complement the lines of the windows. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are designed with beautiful sheers to let light in and fabric vanes that rotate 180 degrees to keep light out.

The extensive sheer fabric collection includes numerous colors, textures and designs. And with the Accents by the Yard™ program, you can get any fabric in cut yardage to easily coordinate your sheers with furnishings throughout the home.

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For a sleek, contemporary look, Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds come in three slat sizes and a wide range of colors, textures and finishes, including Matte, Metallic and Pearlescent hues. Available in narrow widths, they fit well in sidelight windows. Customize your look by combining aluminum slats with a wood valance. Or accent your blinds with a bottom rail or decorative trim.


Another great window treatment for sidelights, Silhouette® Window Shadings feature S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheers. When you tilt the vanes open, the sheers beautifully diffuse natural light while obscuring the view from the outside in. Silhouette shadings come in numerous colors, fabrics and opacities that provide UV protection, which helps prevent the sun’s harsh rays from damaging your furniture and flooring. And with the Duolite® option, you can pair a translucent shading in the front with an independently operated room-darkening shade in the back, so you have more options for controlling light.

Window Treatments Available for Sidelights