What are the best blinds for patio doors?
Patio doors connect the indoors to the outside world. Most often in Australia, homeowners will opt for large glass sliding doors to their patio to allow for a seamless flow from the interior of the home into patio or alfresco spaces. French doorways are also a popular option. Big patio doors are beautiful, but they can present a challenge when it comes to finding the right window coverings. Patios are heavy use spaces that experience a lot of foot traffic and so any window covering you choose will need to be lightweight, durable and easy to adjust.
So, what are the best window coverings for patio doors? The answer will depend on your own individual preferences, patio door design and budget. At The Blinds Gallery, we have a great range of products ideal for any patio door to choose from, as well as the expertise and experience to help you decide. Read on below for our top recommendations for your patio doors.
Roller blinds tick all the boxes for patio doors. They’re lightweight, long-lasting and discreet enough that they can be easily tucked away when not in use. They’re an excellent choice for glass sliding doors because they can be fitted flush against the doorway and pulled up into the recess above your door when you want an unobstructed view into the outdoors. Another reason that they’re one of the best blinds for sliding patio doors is that they are highly affordable. The cost of covering large windows or doorways can be prohibitive, but you’ll find plenty of budget-friendly options available when it comes to roller blinds. They can be purchased off-the-shelf or cut to custom sizes to suit your doorway, plus they’re fast and easy to install. With a huge selection of fabrics, patterns and colours available, roller blinds are a versatile and stylish option that can be matched with any decor. From neutral shades to bright pops of colour, understated textures and loud patterns, you’ll be able to create a look you love. You’ll also find everything from sheer fabrics to blockout fabrics available, offering you control over light and privacy in your home.
If you’re looking for the best blinds for french patio doors or sliding doors, then panel blinds are second to none. Made up of large fabric panels that slide horizontally across your door or window, panel blinds are reminiscent of the vertical blinds that many of us grew up with. The updated, modern style of the larger fabric panels make them perfect for contemporary interiors. Panel blinds are versatile and simple, when opened they stack neatly out of the way and when pulled closed they create a fabric screen capable of controlling light and privacy in your home. The size and number of the panels in your blinds will depend on the size of your doorway or windows, and fabric colours, patterns and textures can be selected to suit your decor. A great advantage of panel blinds is that they can be operated with child-safe wands, or even motorised for convenience, they’re also easy to install and very compact which makes them perfect for covering large areas.
If you’d rather add curtains to your patio doors, then a sheer fabric is a great choice. Whilst heavier drapes and fabrics may cause obstructions or get in the way when you’re trying to get outside, sheer curtains are light and airy enough to allow for easy access into the outdoors. Sheer, lightweight fabrics are ideal for doorways because they allow light to stream freely into your home whilst protecting your privacy when you need it. They’re a popular choice because they do not restrict airflow and they add a soft, airy feel to any room. Sheer fabrics are available in a range of colours and textures, but light, neutral fabrics are a popular choice because they will brighten up your space and amplify natural light. For homes with a laid-back contemporary style or a more traditional aesthetic, it’s hard to pass up sheer curtains. If you want to affordably update the look of your patio doors, then ask us about our sheer curtains today.
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