Choosing Window Coverings For Sliding Doors

Sliding doors add a timeless elegance to any room.  This amazing feature is the ultimate in functionality, letting you bring the outdoors inside by creating a seamless flow between your home’s indoor and outdoor spaces.  The large glass panes offer a year-round view of your garden landscape and panoramic views of the great outdoors.   Sliding doors maximize natural light, ensuring floodlit interiors throughout the day.  And since they operate without a hinge, by gliding along a track rather than swinging open, they save space within the room. Sliding doors provide ample window space to create an eye-catching focal point for your room. 

We know the many benefits of these iconic sliders but the challenge can be finding window solutions for sliding doors.  Sliders are large and frequently used by all members of the house, so when picking window coverings, keep in mind that they should look great but they need to maintain the function of the door.  

First, consider the room where the door is located. It is important to understand how the covering you choose will coordinate with the other window coverings in the room, as a seamless look is a goal.  The door contains a large pane of glass so what you choose will be very visible and we want to avoid clashing with the other windows nearby. 

Let’s look at the door.  A window covering that opens vertically in the same direction as the door will maintain the door’s function.  Selecting a window treatment that won’t restrict the movement and use of the door and is durable enough to hold up to frequent use is key.  Maintaining easy access to the door is the ultimate goal. 

Vertical blinds are a perfect option for sliding doors.  At Budget Blinds of Greenwich, we carry a variety of materials and colors to choose from.  They stack tightly to the side, giving you easy access to the outdoors.  Our S-shaped vertical blinds give sliding glass doors more dimension and a touch of drapery style.  You even have the option to motorize some of our verticals which will give you ease in opening and closing your window coverings. 

Pro tip: Pair vinyl vertical blinds with matching vinyl horizontal blinds for perfect color combination possibilities! 

If draperies are more your style, we have an outstanding selection to choose from, including innovative walk-through Smart Drape and modern Wave Drape. We carry an exclusive Inspired Drapes collection that includes a plethora of patio window coverings that we can customize to fit any window.  

 Sliding panel tracks are amazing, especially in gorgeous graphic patterns.  Woven wood sliding panel track blinds are a wonderful, light-filtering, eco-friendly choice, giving your space a natural flair.  We can show you honeycomb vertical shades in a variety of colors, which are a perfect choice and provide additional insulation for enhanced energy savings. 

Call us at (203) 580-3362 to arrange a free consultation.  Let us bring the showroom to you and work together to determine the perfect sliding door window solutions for your home. 

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