What Window Treatments Are Best for Sliding Glass Doors?

Some windows are easier than others to determine which window treatment best fits your home, style, and window. You’ve got your Bothell bedroom figured out, the kitchen looking spiffy, and the home office has the perfect level of lighting. What about the sliding glass door? You love having one in your home - it creates an open, light feel with the extra natural light and efficient outlet into the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. But when it comes to window treatments, what is best? Is there a way to have the style you love, with the coverage, privacy, and practicality you need? In one simple word: yes! Below, Bothell Budget Blinds lays out the best options for you and your sliding glass doors.

Vertical Blinds

Typically the most used window treatments for the sliding glass door, vertical blinds are popular due to their no hassle and practical appeal. We’re sure you’ve seen them in action in many homes, apartments, and office buildings. They have multiple operation options including chain control, wand tilt, right draw, left draw, and split draw for personalized control of your view. They can also be cordless or motorized, kid and pet-friendly.

When you think of vertical blinds, you probably picture the generic white or off-white version. But did you know there are many more options? Bring on the class and elegance while still using vertical blinds. You can choose Vinyl vertical blinds, available in a beautiful array of vinyl patterns and hundreds of colors. They are highly durable and can withstand strong heat, direct sunlight, and high humidity. Or, you could opt for fabric vertical blinds that also have a wide variety of colors and weaves (to add texture to the room), yet still, continue looking crisp and wrinkle-free because they have invisible sewn-in weights.    

Vertical Blind Alternatives

Not necessarily into the classic vertical blind look? No worries, Bothell Budget Blinds has several options that will bring a unique flair to your space perfect for living in Washington, while still providing the practical functionality of your sliding glass door.

Vertical cellular shades - come in the same soft cell sizes, fabrics, color options and opacities as their horizontal counterparts, and offer the same energy efficiency benefits.

Sheer vertical blinds - delicately filter incoming light to create an inviting ambiance to any room, and instantly transform your windows into the perfect view.

Sliding panel track blinds - offer a modern and structured appeal to your home, and are available in a wide assortment of on-trend fabrics to choose from. They also come in oversized panels with varying widths to provide consistent overlapping. Plus, they look pretty cool if we do say so ourselves.

Roller shades on panel tracks - come in over 50 screen styles with varying amounts of opacities for your ideal light setting, and offer UV protection.

Woven wood blinds on panel tracks - are an eco-friendly option, available in a variety of natural woven grasses with unique patterns and rich tones.

You never have to give up your personal style and vibe for practicality and functionality. You truly can have it all. Whether you have a more natural tone in your Kirkland or Bothell, Washington home, or you love all the patterns and colors - there is something perfect for your sliding glass door that will enhance your look, not stick out like a sore thumb. Enjoy your space, and if you need a second pair of eyes, we are only a phone call away.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell will visit your Mountlake Terrace house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge.