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The Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors and windows are more than a functional element of your home. In addition to connecting your home’s interior and exterior, they offer several other benefits, such as increased light, warmth and airflow, to enhance both your living space and your wellbeing.

Of course, while it’s wonderful most of the time to have a room filled with constant natural light, there are times when you may want to shut out the outside world. So, if you’re finding it’s too warm, too bright or there’s too much glare on your screens, here are some sliding door blinds that will help!

The Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

How to cover sliding glass doors

Compared to regular windows, it can be a bit tricky to find the right blinds to cover your sliding glass doors or patio doors.

There are a few factors in particular that make this difficult, such as the lack of space between the top of the doors and the ceiling, the overlapping nature of sliding glass doors, plus the need for the doors to be frequently accessed.

With all of those factors in mind, it’s clear that functionality and practicality play big roles in the decision-making process.

When it comes to dressing your sliding glass doors or patio doors, look for blinds that:

  • Won’t hinder the use of the sliding doors or obstruct traffic flow
  • Will allow for as much light control and privacy as you want or need.
  • Will enhance the design and décor of the room.
  • Don’t require a lot of overhead space for installation.

Best sliding door blinds

Vertical blinds

It’s a well-known interior design ‘trick of the trade’ to use vertical stripes in a room to give the illusion of height. This makes verticals great for sliding glass doors, as their vertical fabric panels can make a space seem bigger than it really is, in addition to offering complete light control and privacy. Then, to easily access your sliding glass doors, the vertical fabric panels can be pulled to either side of the doors.

Panel Blinds

With their seamless design, huge range of modern colours and stunning fabric selection, panel blinds (also known as panel glide blinds) are a stylish choice for sliding glass doors. They’re light, easy to operate and available in translucent, sunscreen and blockout fabrics, to offer the right level of light control, privacy and UV protection for your home.

Vertisheer blinds

Vertisheer blinds are also great for sliding doors. With a simple twist of the easy-to-use cord, you can let plenty of natural light into your home and enjoy a clear view of the outside world at the same time. The blockout fabric vanes can also provide you with maximum privacy, simply by rotating the vanes closed.

These blinds also allow easy access to your backyard or patio, as they can be bunched or pulled back in different ways.

Plantation shutters

Shutters might not be the first product you think of when it comes to covering sliding glass doors, but they offer a number of benefits. We recommend bi-fold shutters for sliding doors, as they can be easily folded away to access the door or even just enjoy the view. Sliding shutters are also a great choice for this area of the home, as the operation is identical to that of a sliding door (as the name suggests).

Need blinds for your sliding glass doors? Give us a call on 13 13 15, visit one of our Perth showrooms to view our blinds gallery or arrange a free measure and quote with one of our highly-trained consultants in your own home. You can also view our blinds online.

All of our blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest prices in the market, guaranteed. Just bring in a quote on any competitor’s comparable item and we’ll beat it by 5%!

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