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Bedroom French Doors: Ideas to Add Style + Light


French doors have classic style and wide appeal. They add natural light to spaces while looking elegant. Adding a French door to your bedroom opens a world of design options for a luxurious master bedroom. Reinvent the look of your bedroom with these French door ideas. 

What is a French Door? 

A French door is a hinged door that swings into a room or outward from a room. They have big glass areas, which makes them great for adding natural light. French doors usually come as pairs but can come as a single panel. They can have divided lites

Divider/Divided Lite/Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)/Muntin

A bar that separates glazing into geometric shapes, usually square or rectangular spaces. Divides can be structural or decorative.

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for architectural appeal. 

French doors sprang from the idea of French windows in the 17th century. French architects used large side by side casement windows that ran to the floor to add more light. French windows later became known as French doors in the U.S. 

French Door Ideas 

Among patio doors, French doors have design versatility and get used in creative ways around homes. Adding a French door to a bedroom is one idea. Bedroom French doors can open to patios, balconies, gardens, and terraces. Master bedroom French doors help connect the indoors and outdoors. They work especially well as an easy transition to a pool or hot tub. Plus, French doors bring refreshing natural light to your bedroom. 

Marvin Replacement offers two French door styles. You can choose an inswing French door or a sliding French door. Not sure of the differences between French doors vs. sliding glass doors? The difference has to do with the door profile. French doors have wider profiles than sliding patio doors to make them appear bolder. We offer two styles of French door handles among our patio door features and options.   

Our sliding French doors and inswing French doors can come with multiple doors, or panels. You can pick 1, 2, or 3-panel French doors to create your vision for your bedroom. 

Master Bedroom French Doors 

Master bedroom French doors can open to the outdoors. You can also use French doors to enter a bedroom. Bedroom French doors create a stylish look for second-story master bedrooms with balconies, too. French doors work perfect for Juliet balconies. They allow natural light to pour into your bedroom. 

Indoor-Outdoor Living 

French doors, also called hinged doors, create great indoor-outdoor living. A first-floor master bedroom with French doors can open to a patio, garden, or terrace. French doors expand your outdoor views, and you can capture amazing nature scenes. 

Second-Story Balconies 

A second-story balcony from a master bedroom can feel extravagant. A French door fits in a traditional style home with balconies. Picture opening double doors to your balcony in the morning with the birds chirping. 

Open to an Office 

Depending on how your master bedroom layout looks, you can consider French doors to open to a home office. French doors can help add natural light to home offices with light from bedroom windows.   

Window Wall 

If you want to make a grand statement with your master bedroom, French doors can help create a window wall. Add matching casement windows on each side of French doors for uninterrupted views. A transom window above French doors can add warm, natural light for a stunning bedroom design. 

Exterior view of a Marvin Replacement French door in Bahama brown finish

Learn More About French Doors

French doors get built with a variety of materials, which you can learn more about with our French Door Buying Guide. You can also view privacy glass options when you explore our patio door features and options.


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