• Color
    •     Ice White
    •     White
    •     Daylight
    •     Cool White
    •     Off White
    •     True White
    •     White Linen
    •     Gold
    •     IceBlue
    •     Natural
    •     Cream
    •     Hazy Beige
    •     Cloud Blackout
    •     Beige
    •     Dove
    •     Vanilla
    •     Dove Grey
    •     Linen
    •     Tussah
    •     Pearl Grey
    •     Ivory
    •     Grey
    •     Light Brown
    •     Amber
    •     Silver
    •     Ivory White
    •     Coffee
    •     Brown
    •     Moss
    •     Storm
    •     Ash
    •     Navy
    •     Hunter Green
    •     Charcoal
    •     Black
    •     Espresso
    •     Red Velvet
    •     Chocolate
  • Outdoor / Water Safe
    • Outdoor Use
  • Lift Styles
    • Motorized
    • Cordless
    • Top Down Bottom Up
    • Corded
  • Light Control
    • Light Filtering
    • Room Darkening
    • Blackout

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Read on to learn about the key benefits of each type of sliding door window coverings, with insights into their functionality, aesthetics, and suitability for different climates and decor styles in 2023.

Each type can add a function and flair to your indoor living spaces.

With creative, designer-favorite curtains, shutters, shades, and blinds, you can add personality and visual interest to your sliding door and the overall interior design of your home.

Functionally, sliding glass window treatments will improve privacy, light regulation, and thermal insulation of your home. With their effective light control, you can get a beautifully diffused light to create a soft ambiance in your living space.

For best results, take good measurements of the dimensions (width and height) of your sliding door before ordering your favorite shade or blind.

Contemporary sliding door window treatments allow you to customize them for pleat or slat size, style, color, texture, and pattern.

Styles with slats or fabric vanes traversing horizontally are better suited for large expanses of glass windows, as they are easier to operate with one-touch top-down/bottom-up control options

Vertical heavy fabric options work better when powered by battery-powered motorized control.

Key Benefits of the Best Sliding Door Window Covers

  • Ideal for your glass doors, patios, and French doors or windows
  • Each product can be tailored to meet your exact needs
  • Get functionality without obstructing stunning outdoor view
  • Maximize your views with minimal stackback
  • Various light control options - from sheers and light filtering to room darkening to total blackout
  • Add to the elegance of your sliding-glass doors
  • Extensive natural and synthetic fabric collection to choose from 
  • Better work with virtually any decor
  • Available with water-resistant materials for patio doors in humid areas
  • Adjustable fabrics/tiltable slats for ventilation and light regulation
  • 100’s of fabric sizes, colors, patterns, & textures
  • Bluetooth & app-powered motorized control for luxurious operation
  • Compatible with your existing smart-home system
  • Kid-safe (CPSC-compliant) cordless option
  • Easy to measure and DIY-friendly installation
  • Higher affordability - get a TDBU cellular shade for as low as $40!

What Are Patio/Sliding Doors?

Also referred to as patios or French doors, sliding-glass doors are decorative structures in modern homes and offices, as they take a fairly large chunk of wall space. They do have a functional role, such as blocking cold drafts and preventing some heat.

Functional Window Treatments for Sliding Doors in 2023

We recommend vertical cellular shades and blinds, privacy sheers, sliding shutter panels, and drapery ideas are some of the popular window treatments for patio or sliding doors.

Vertical Cellular Shades for Sliding Doors

Ideal for patio and sliding doors, vertical cellular shades provide superior energy efficiency in both hot and cold climates.

Their distinct honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction with air-trapping pockets, they add an extra layer of insulation to your ceiling-to-floor glass door.

If your sliding-glass doors are located in your media room or home cinema, we recommend a blackout liner that traps and absorbs nearly all incoming light. 

Alternatively, you can install two independently-operated blinds of varying opacities, which cover the entire expense of your door. They will help you achieve total room darkening affecting when playing media.

When you need a clear, unobstructed outdoor view through your door, stack the cellular pleats tightly together.

Vertical Blinds for Sliding-Glass Doors

Did you know vertical blinds are among the most common types of window treatment used for sliding doors? Their advanced versions no longer look ordinary. 

Consisting of vertically-oriented vinyl, fabric, or aluminum slats, they add sleekness and contemporary look to your glass or patio doors.

Solar Rollers with Various Openness Factors

Solar roll-up shades are budget-friendly solar mesh blinds that effectively preserve two most important aspects of your French doors: (1) curb appeal, and (2) large outdoor view. 

They come with different openness percentages, such as 1%, 3%, 5%, 10%, and 14%. You can choose a desired opacity level for the required amount of visibility, UV-blockage, and insulation.

Double Up or Paired Shades for Glass Doors

If your south-facing sliding door receives harsh UV rays, purchase lined curtains or install a double set of shades to better protect your furniture, furnishings, floors, and artwork from sun damage

It will also provide you more privacy, but you’ll get a less-than-perfect outdoor view.

A third option is to pair a fabric Roman shade with a sheer or solar roller blind. Hang them on the French door using a 2-on-1 headrail, so each can be operated independently with a bluetooth motorized control system.

For a chic, finishing touch, you can cover the top of the curtain and rod with a cornice or valance. Make sure to mount high enough to clear your patio door.

Privacy Sheers for Sliding Doors

Need a cross between vertical blinds and sheer drapes? Buy privacy sheer blinds, made from soft fabric vanes attached to a sheer face fabric. To get beautifully diffused natural light through your sliding glass door, tilt the fabric vanes open. Similarly, you can choose a light adjustment option, from brightly-lit room to a room darkening effect.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are wildly popular window blinds to cover your sliding patio doors. For easier operation, you can install them on the track for the door and slide them open or close. 

Plus they can be hinged to swing open and shut for controlling light and privacy.

Specialty Sliding Door Window Treatments

Here are some specialty sliding glass door window treatments to go with. 

If you want your window treatments to not get dirty, tear, or need frequent cleaning, choose narrow blinds and seal into your glass doors and make them a part of the doors.

Another specialty shade idea is to add a glare-controlling window film to the glass of your sliding door. To give them a decorative touch, pair them with some other sliding door window blind or shade.

Mini Blinds for Low-width Sliding-Glass Doors

Mini 1-inch-slat blinds are an excellent idea for low width (36” or 48”) patios. However, they can be as tall as 72 inches. These extremely affordable options - costing as low as $18! - will preserve the visual appeal of your sliding door, while adding to its functionality.

Patterned Sliding Door Window Treatments

Sliding glass doors and patios take away a good chunk of wall space, leaving less room for artwork. To reclaim some of the lost decor element, we recommend patterned sliding door curtains. 

If you go with bold striped curtains, they will command attention and stay in step with your room’s relaxed mood.

Care & Maintenance

If you live in busy streets or high traffic areas, choose low-maintenance options, such as blinds, shades, or shutters. You can easily spot-clean or dust these sliding door window treatments every few weeks to remove any dust, dirt, or debris, keeping them in mint condition.

On the other hand, curtains and drapes are the most labor-intensive to clean, as they quickly collect dust.

Expert Tips to Consider When Buying Perfect Sliding Door Window Covers

Before buying the right window treatment in 2023, consider the following options:

  • Light blocking: How much street light or natural light do you want to let in through the sliding door?
  • Privacy: Do you need to control your room’s privacy?
  • Aesthetics: Is there a particular look you prefer?
  • Space Dimensions: Are there any oddities in the space that you need to take into account?
  • Size: Measure true width and height sliding door (e.g. 110 x 120) before buying your favorite product.
  • Color: Consider colors like mocha, brushed bronze, cream, ivory, beige, hazy, sea salt, antique linen, silver, etc.
  • Fabric: Choose a heat-resistant, long-lasting synthetic fabric.
  • Mount Style: Mount your new, fresh sliding door blinds inside (for a sleeker look), outside (for better light control), or to the exterior.
  • Sample: Get a free sample to see how the fabrics, colors, and textures look and work in your unique decor settings before finally selecting and buying custom-made sliding door window covers.

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Measuring Instructions

Here is our DIY step-by-step guide on how to measure window frames to get started.

  • Measure Width: Measure the width of the sliding door opening in three places - top, middle, and bottom. Record the narrowest measurement.
  • Measure Height: Measure the height of the top of the window casing to the floor in 3 places - left, middle, and right. Record the shortest value.

Installation Instructions

All hardware components included for all covers. For a professional, inch-by-inch, edge-to-edge fit, follow our DIY step-by-step guide on how to install sliding door window covers.

  • Step 1: Drill holes (using a ⅜-inch drill bit)
  • Step 2: Set up the brackets with screws and a screwdriver.
  • Step 3: Insert the tracks and hang the blinds.

Installation Time

Varies across different product types and sizes (on average 10 to 12 minutes). For example, ‘vertical blinds’ are quicker to install than ‘curtains or drapes’.

Shipping Information

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What is the best type of window covering for a sliding door?

Verticals, cellulars, drapery panels, sheers, and sliding shutters are the most popular choices among homeowners for a decorative and functional touch to their sliding doors.

Among them, draperies and sheer shades look more stylish. On the other hand, cellular versions offer better energy efficiency.

What are the most popular blinds for sliding glass doors?

Vertical blinds are undoubtedly the most common window treatment solutions for patio or sliding glass doors.

Just like glass doors, they are optimized to allow maximum light into your room, and when stacked, they’ll take up less space and maximize your outdoor views.

How do you cover a sliding window?

High performance fabric vertical shades, vertical cellular blinds, and sliding panel track systems are stylish and practical solutions to treat a sliding door.

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