Covering Your Sliding Glass Door

Sliding Glass Doors

Choosing the perfect window covering can go a long way in creating the right atmosphere in your home. You can’t just pick any set of blinds or curtains—you need to choose an option that seamlessly blends into your existing decor. Covering your windows can be tricky enough when you consider all the various curtain and blind options available, but what about that sliding glass patio door?

Your sliding glass door can be a great addition to your home. It’s a good source of natural light, provides an excellent view into your backyard, can give the illusion of more space and, because they’re often larger than normal doors, they can be a great way to move larger objects into and out of your home. But there are times you may not want an abundance of natural light, or you may not want to allow an unblocked view into your home. This is when a set of blinds or curtains for your sliding doors will come in handy.

Vertical Blinds

The most common option for covering your sliding glass door is by using vertical blinds. Many of these blinds will be made from a sturdy PVC, and they often come in a variety of colors to match your decor. These will typically be the most cost-affective way to cover your sliding glass door, as they’re fairly inexpensive to purchase, clean and replace. Like typical, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds come in a variety of styles and textures. If the PVC versions aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, you can opt for a sturdy fabric or even a faux wood material instead. While vertical blinds are easy to install and certainly get the job done, they may not fit well with the design aesthetic of every home.

Woven Wood Sliding PanelFor those looking for a door cover that blends with their decor, there are other options available.If your home has a more natural, earthy feel to it, or your family is environmentally conscious, a woven wood sliding panel is a great option. Made from tightly woven bamboo, these come in a variety of natural colors. They’re great for allowing softly filtered light into a room, and their edges are bound to provide extra durability. You can also install a privacy lining with the bamboo panels if you enjoy the natural look, but want to increase privacy, light control and present a neutral appearance to the street.

Solar Shade Sliding Panel

A third, and more high-end, option for covering your sliding glass door is to use a Solar Shade sliding fabric panel. These provide a modern, designer feel to any room and can be easily coordinated with existing decor. They come in a variety of colors and openness options (including blackout for complete room darkening), allowing you to control and customize the amount of light you want to filter into the room. They feature solar mesh and other materials that block UV rays and solar heat gain while still preserving views - perfect for sliding glass doors, large windows or as a ceiling-mounted retractable room divider.

Covering your sliding glass door doesn’t have to be difficult. With a variety of blind and shade options, you can easily tailor the coverings to match your interior decor, as well as the other blinds and shades used throughout your home. With easy installation and affordable pricing, covering your sliding door can be a simple way to transform your space and give your home a whole new look.