First things first- is your door a sliding door, or a pair of French/hinged doors that swing open? Hinged doors allow for mounting directly on the doors, covering just the glass portions. Sliding doors require alternate treatments that cover their larger glass areas.
|Vignette roman shades|
There are a great number of shade styles that most people don't first consider for sliding doors. Most often for these styles, an individual shade is mounted above each section of the door.
This arrangement allows for the two sides to be operated independently, for greater flexibility in controlling light & privacy. Mounting this way leaves your options wide open to all types of shade styles, from Silhouette to Duette to Vignette and more.
|Luminette with decorative rod|
If traditional verticals aren't for you, a great many other options are available! Luminette Privacy sheers combine the elegant look of drapery sheers with tilting vanes for privacy and sun control.
|Vignette Traversed shades|
Provenance Woven Wood shades offer wonderful organic textures, available in a drapery-style traversing treatment.
Hunter Douglas Skyline Gliding panels are a streamlined treatment available in sheer to opaque fabrics, a great choice for a sleek, clean look.
|Skyline Gliding Panels|
Hinged /French Doors:
In some ways, hinged doors can be easier to work with. Because you can mount shades right on the door itself, there's no worry about opening or closing the door- the shade moves with the door.
On hinged doors popular choices are often fairly slim, so they don't project off the door too much. Cordless is also a great feature for doors, eliminating swinging or dangling cords.
|Vignette Tiered cordless romans|
|Duette 'Duolite' shades|
Silhouette shades are another great choice for French doors, offering additional light and privacy variations.
Check out some additional photos on Houzz.com for inspiration!