Blackout blinds for french doors
Hey all --
We recently had some cellular blackout blinds installed to darken our bedroom. These work great in the windows, but the installer hung similar blinds on the french doors -- and here they are less effective:
Too much light leaks through the sides. The problem is that there is too much distance between the blind and the door. As you extend the blinds they stretch out and get thinner, moving farther and farther away from the door.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to block the light coming through these doors? The installer suggested something like this:
...but I don't think this will be very attractive. I like the pull down blinds since when they are open they just sit near the top of the windows and you hardly notice them.
Thanks for any suggestions!