Sidelights (also called side lights) are the small windows on either side of a door. They can be as narrow as 8″ to 12″ wide. Because they are long and narrow, sidelights can be difficult to handle when adding window treatments, especially if privacy is a concern. Shutters, once the frame width is considered, might be better outside mounted. Fabric shades, such as some Silhouettes, may be a tilt solution, only instead of lowering and raising. Mini blinds may look crooked in narrow windows, such as sidelights. Honeycomb type of shades may not be available in very narrow widths.

A Pro Tip from Decorate Now Patterns: If sheers are desired, but privacy or light control is a concern, make the window treatment at least 4 times fullness in order to somewhat filter the light and obscure the view.