What Are The Most Ideal Front Door Window Treatments For Southern California?

Kimball Jones

When covering a front door window, you don’t want something that swings when you use the door or obscures unusual shaped windows like blinds and shades do. You want something that covers your front entryway windows to manage privacy and light and shows off their shape. That leaves adaptable plantation shutters as your preferred choice for front door window treatments in Southern California. They suit every window to provide the coverage and elegance you want in your entryway.

Plantation shutters in a Southern California living room

Interior Shutters Provide Full Coverage For Front Door Windows

You’ll sometimes observe blinds and shades on a front door, but they aren’t the most preferred front door window treatments for Southern California homeowners who look to control privacy and light in their entrances. They sway at the slightest movement, giving a look into the interior of your house even after you close the door.

When you don’t want your window treatments flapping against your door, interior shutters are your best bet. They fasten to the window frame and every piece stays in place. They will not hit the doorknob or get strings caught in the door.

Of course, you can slant the louvers to bring in light and privacy. Close them to shield your home from nosey passersby and UV rays or open them for filtered light. If you want full sunlight, you can open the shutter panel and allow it to flood in. When a visitor pushes your doorbell, tilt open your shutter louvers to peer outside and see who it is.

Plantation shutters on a front door

Plantation Shutters Give Difficult Sidelight Windows A Custom Style

Sidelights are the thin windows on either side of a door. They give your doorways more natural light and a view outdoors. They also let people peer right into your Southern California house or they blind you when the sun is too bright if you don’t find a way to cover them.

Being so thin, sidelights look best with custom crafted plantation shutters. The crisp lines of the shutters fit thin sidelights that are otherwise hidden by fussy drapes or blind strings. Their louvers give your doorway an appealing structural feature and texture. You can choose from three separate sizes of louvers and several neutral colors to get the style you want. Pick from crisp white Polywood® shutters or the rich colors of premium wood Ovation® shutters to seamlessly match or complement the trim on your front door.

Circle shaped window in Southern California 

Interior Shutters Work On Charming Eyebrow And Circle Windows

“Eyebrow” windows are small arched windows at the top of doors. You may also see circular windows above doors or on them. Both shapes add character to the facade of your Southern California home and its doorway but can be a pain if they look in a direction that lets in lots of glare.

You may hide these windows with blinds or a shade, but you’ll lose their charming shapes. Instead, consider plantation shutters. Interior shutters can be custom-made to work on any window shape--even tricky rounded ones. You can still manipulate them, too. Similar to square windows simply use the tilt rod to open and close the louvers to deflect or block sun glare in your entryway.


Choose Sunburst Shutters Southern CA For Your Southern California Front Door Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Southern CA has window treatments for each window in your Southern California house. Whether you’re wanting to cover a challenging front door window or need another window treatment idea, our experts will help you select the perfect products for you. Just call us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.