What are the best blinds for sliding glass doors?

Glass sliding doors can add a lot to a home. Not only do they provide seamless, unobstructed access into outdoor or patio spaces, they’re also ideal for allowing natural light to filter in. However, when it comes to finding blinds or curtains to cover up a glass sliding door – things can get a little bit tricky. There are a few factors that can make it more difficult to find coverings for a door than for a standard window, such as the size of your doors and how often they’ll need to be accessed. 

When shopping for the best blinds for glass sliding doors, you should ensure that you invest in blinds that won’t hinder traffic through your home. You’ll also need to invest in blinds or curtains that offer light and privacy control. To install above a glass sliding door, you’ll also need to ensure that you choose blinds that don’t need a lot of overhead space. If they take up too much space or are too bulky, they could get in the way of your doors opening correctly. Finally, you’ll want to find blinds or curtains that will work with the design and décor of your room and enhance the functionality of your glass sliding doors. 

So, what are the best window coverings for glass sliding doors?

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are a great option for glass sliding doors if you are looking for a sleek and unobtrusive option. They can be installed into the recess of your doorway to sit flush against your door and be rolled down for complete privacy. For more flexibility you may want to consider installing multiple roller blinds across different glass panels on your door – this will allow you to open and use the door whilst maximising light control and privacy. Roller blinds are considered an ideal option for glass sliding doors because they are extremely lightweight and easy to adjust. They can easily be rolled and unrolled to different heights to allow light to filter in, and can even be motorised for maximum control. The great thing about roller blinds is that they come in a huge variety of colours, patterns and fabrics. If you’d prefer more natural light streaming in, but want to increase the privacy in your home then a sheer or sunscreen fabric may be a great option. For those who want to prevent the sun from coming in at certain times of the day, blockout fabric can be a good choice. This can be a great option for master bedrooms with glass sliding doors that lead into an outdoor space. Not only will blockout blinds completely prevent UV rays from entering your home – they can also help with temperature control and insulation. 

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Roller blinds

Panel Blinds

Panel blinds are another great option for your glass sliding doors. The modern take on the classic vertical blinds that many of us know and love, panel work in a similar way but feature a slightly different (and more contemporary) look. Unlike roller blinds, panel blinds are not rolled to the top of your doors, instead they can be pulled along a tracking channel to stack neatly out of the way. If you have a deep door recess you can even have them almost disappear from view when not in use. Panel blinds are great for glass sliding doors because they are light and easy to operate. Made up of anywhere between 2 to 10 large fabric panels, they are designed to fit snugly against your doorway. One of the things that make them great for sliding doors is that they are often operated by a simple wand which means you won’t have to worry about any pesky cords when trying to get in and out of your doorway. They also allow great flexibility in terms of privacy and light control. They can be pulled partially along the tracking channel to allow easy access in and out of your home whilst still maintaining privacy and they can be tilted to allow different levels of light to filter through. Just like roller blinds, they come in a wide range of colours, fabrics and styles and look great with almost any decor. 

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Panel blinds

Sheer Curtains

If you prefer the look of curtains to blinds then a sheer curtain is a great choice for glass sliding doors. Sheer fabric is lightweight, perfect for covering large areas. You will find them easy to draw and pull aside. Sheer curtains are great for maintaining natural light in your home (the reason many people love glass sliding doors) whilst still allowing you to enjoy privacy in your home. At the Blinds Gallery you’ll find plenty of fabric options available, as well as enhance child safety operation options and even motorisation features available. 

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