The origin of French doors – A timeless successful classic

French doors are one of the classics in interior design that are still a trend. Today, we tell you about their origin and why they are still a success in television reform programs.

The entry doors with tempered glass and wooden slats in a grid structure, basically that is what defines the French doors, a very classic decorative element that continues to be a trend in interior design and that we see so much in decoration and reform programs. But what is the main reason for this item is still so famous? Here are the reasons.

Its origin:

Well, no, they are not French in the strict sense, although they did become popular in this country back in the Renaissance. However, its origin from the Roman Empire andancient Greece.

In the 17th century, the French revived this type of structure mainly for balcony windows, with the name portes-fenêtres, which means doors with windows.

In the middle of the Renaissance, the glass began to be incorporated into architectural elements in France with the purpose of achieving the maximum amount of natural light in the interiors and it was a revolution, far from the previous dark and gloomy interiors. Their popularity grew and by the end of that century, they began to be used in other countries or Europe.

Functional and practical:

Not to mention their style, French doors have a valuable function: to let in light and connect spaces which isone of the key reasonswhy they are so much popular. Whether to use them as doors to the garden or as elements to divide the hall from the dining room, the room from the living room, or a corridor, thanks to glass they allow light to pass through and flood the entire house. Used on balconies, they become large windows that can be opened and allow the house to open to the outside. Another of its applications is often seen in cabinets, consoles, and showcases.

Geometric style:

The geometry of the grid of this type of door adapts to any enhancing style and provides, above all, elegance and coherence. And when we say any style, it really means any: rustic, contemporary, industrial, modern, and even classic.

The reason is very simple although the Dutch door is complex in terms of preparation, they are visually simple and generate a sense of order, rhythm, and elegance.

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