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Best Window Treatments for Sliding Doors

Aug 20, 2019 | Resources

With so many choices out there, picking out the best window treatments for patio or sliding doors might seem like a daunting task. As there are a myriad of things you to consider, it is very similar to the issues you might face while choosing a cover for a large window.

The length & size of the window treatment, the height of the door, sliding pattern, and a host of other factors come into play. Because you don’t want a window covering that will create a problem when opening the door, a good sliding door window treatment should freely slide left to right without any interference.

But don’t worry, we’ve got a wide range of quality blinds and curtains for sliding glass doors that will fit perfectly into the aesthetic design of your home. Let’s take a look at some options!

Window Treatment Options For Patio & Sliding Doors

Custom Draperies For Sliding Doors

For a modern and sophisticated look, custom-made draperies are a good choice of window treatments. They work perfectly for large windows and patio or sliding glass doors. They are also a great way to conceal your door if you would rather not have them on display. Our large inventory of custom drapery fabrics give you the opportunity to choose from a plethora of patterns, colors, and prints. What’s more? They are very easy to use. They can easily be hung on a rod above the sliding door, allowing for easy access as you can pull back to uncover the door or spread it across to completely close it off. It’s totally your choice!

A great soft treatment option are the Luminette® Privacy Sheers. They come with sheers like that of the traditional sheer draperies, but have the added bonus of vertical fabric vanes that rotate 180 degrees. While giving you the opportunity to enjoy a more sophisticated window treatment, this feature allows you to enjoy complete control over light and privacy.

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Sliding Door Sheer Curtains
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Vertical Blinds For Sliding Doors

Do you prefer a more traditional look and feel in your home? Then, you should totally go for one of these Hunter Douglas custom-made vertical blinds. A common reason why these blinds are popular, is that they tend to be more cost effective compared to some modern window blind options for sliding doors. Even more? They come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and fabrics. Vertical blinds work perfectly with two-panel patio or sliding doors. They give you the opportunity to close off the stationary panel while allowing you easy access through the other panel. You can make your home pop with vertical blinds such as Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds, Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds, or Vertical Solutions®.

Hunter Douglas Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds For Patio Doors
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Woven Wood Shades For Patio Doors

Looking for something that isn’t quite as sophisticated yet still feels classy? Then the casual look of woven wood shades might be an option for you. These shades constructed from natural fibers can add an organic look and a cozy feel to your home. With the various styles of Provenance® Woven Wood Shades from Hunter Douglas, you can completely customize your aesthetic, as well as light filtering and privacy options. Your interior decor project can never go wrong with these excellent window treatments.

Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods Shades For Patio Doors
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Panel Track Blinds / Sliding Panel For Sliding Doors

Sliding panels are not just classy window treatment options for patio doors, but they are also a great option for keeping blinding sun rays away from your home’s interior. They are expertly designed to block the sun’s glare without making you feel like you’re cut off from the environment. Furthermore, this type of window treatment is designed with flat vertical panels that allow them to easily slide to cover or uncover your door, eliminating the struggle of accessing your door.

Thanks to the rich variety of fabric options that they’re available in, you’ll be able to choose whatever fabric that best compliments your interior décor. You can opt for modern solar screen, fabric, or woven and wooden materials. If this sounds up your alley, the Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Window Panels are a great way to go! These sleek window treatments are an excellent choice for covering large windows and expansive doors.

Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Window Panels For Sliding Doors
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Shutter Panels For Sliding Glass Doors

Shutter panels are yet another incredible option when it comes to choosing the best window treatment for your patio or sliding glass doors. This window treatment option comes in a variety of different styles for all aesthetic and practical considerations. Two popular choices are the bi-fold shutters or the bypass track systems. Either way, you are sure to get great bang for your buck as shutter panels add a unique touch to your home that you wouldn’t get with any other window option treatment.

Eclipse Bypass Shutters For Sliding Doors by B&G Window Fashions

Honeycomb Shades For Patio Sliders

If the previously mentioned options don’t seem like the perfect decor choice for your sliding doors, or you would rather focus on energy efficiency, then we’ve got one more trick up our sleeve. Let us introduce you to the honeycomb shade. These timeless window treatments are highly lauded for their unique insulation properties, while at the same time offering an elegant touch to your home or office. If insulating your home from the scorching Florida sun is a priority, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option than honeycomb shades. Not only do they score high on the practicality scale, they are incredibly easy to use. You can use one shade to cover the entire sliding door opening, or you can split it into two sections, with each shade operating independently. One of the most popular choices amongst our clients are the Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shades. With its child-safe, cordless operating system, it’s becoming a household favorite.

Cellular Shades For Slider Doors – B&G Window Fashions


With so many viable options for patio and sliding doors, choosing the right window treatment might seem like an overwhelming project. But we’ve outlined 6 brilliant window treatment ideas that are sure to fit perfectly into any home décor and aesthetic style. And don’t forget, the expert design consultants at B&G Window Fashions are here to help you make informed decisions and ensure your project goes off without a hitch.

Window Treatments For Slider Doors In Southwest Florida

B&G Window Fashions is a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer serving Southwest Florida, including Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties. We offer custom blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and upholstery to residential and commercial clients throughout the tri-county areas. We also work hand-in-hand with home-builders, remodeling companies, and interior designers.

At B&G Window Fashions, our highly-trained staff will make your window treatment shopping experience one you’ll never forget. Our design consultants have an amazing eye, and our installers are employees, not subcontractors. Feel free to visit our showroom at one of our two locations, or contact us for a FREE in-home consultation!

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