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"One look that works with a sliding glass door is a big panel of draperies that you keep closed when you want to keep the cold air out but push to one side for an asymmetrical look," Ms. Levin said. "For French doors, you can do drapery panels on either side of the windows."
"White wood blinds and plantation shutters with draperies outside and above the window can make a big difference in energy efficiency," Ms. Levin said. "If your primary concern is energy efficiency, you should get a lined drapery rather than a sheer panel."