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The Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

The Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

Choosing the right blinds for sliding doors isn’t easy, as there’s a lot to consider to make sure your door is still fully accessible, while still giving your home the privacy and light control it needs. Find out more about our top sliding door blind recommendations below!

What to consider when choosing blinds for sliding doors

When it comes to choosing blinds for your sliding door or patio door, look for blinds that:

  • Won't hinder the use of the 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
  • Are simple to move out the way when using the door

What blinds are best for sliding doors?

When choosing sliding door blinds, the main consideration is to choose a blind which slides across a track, rather than one which hangs in place, or is rolled up or down.

Here are our top recommendations for blinds for your sliding doors.

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are one of the most popular blind options on the market, as they're incredibly easy to use, provide good light control and privacy, and are very versatile in terms of where they can be installed.

These blinds are made up of vertical slats which can be moved along a track to open and close or can be angled to give you the direction of light you want.

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.

They also give you easy access to your sliding glass doors as the vertical fabric panels can be pulled to either side of the doors to give you unrestricted door access.

Vertical blinds are also one of the most affordable blind options, making them a great option to consider.

Panel blinds

Panel blinds (also called Panel Glide blinds) are very similar to Vertical blinds, with the distinct difference in that the vertical fabric panels are much thicker. Panel blinds have a seamless design and are available in a wide range of fun and modern colours.

These blinds are 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.

Panel blinds offer a bit more luxury than a Vertical blind, however both are just as effective at controlling the light, giving you privacy, and still maintaining your sliding door access.

Vertisheer blinds

Vertisheer blinds are a unique product in that they are considered to be both a blind and curtain in one! Vertisheers combine the function of Vertical blinds, with the fabric look and use of sheer curtains, giving you a luxury look for a lower price.

This makes them a great option 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.

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

Alternative window coverings for sliding doors

Bi-fold 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 sliding shutters for sliding doors, as they can be easily folded away to access the door or even just to 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).

Interested in blinds for your sliding door? To arrange a free measure and quote with a highly-trained consultant in your own home, give us a call on 13 13 15 or fill out this simple online form. We provide this service to a wide range of locations around the metro and select regional areas, 6 days a week between 8am and 6pm.

The majority of our blinds, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest price 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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