3 May 2023

What Can I Use Instead of Curtains on my Sliding Patio Doors?

What Can I Use Instead of Curtains on my Sliding Patio Doors?

Have you recently had some sliding doors installed? If you’re wondering how to create a sense of privacy without opting for standard curtains, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of options below to suit virtually any home and aesthetic.


String Lights

A versatile option with countless styles, placing string lights in front of a sliding patio door can accentuate any property. There are a range of string lights on the market that are dimmable or can twinkle, adding a unique twist to your home. You can even choose from a multitude of colours that best suits your individual personality. From battery operated to solar powered, there is something for every homeowner.

Vertical Blinds

A classic option that is suitable for both modern and traditional homes, vertical blinds provide protection from the sun while retaining some light in your home. They are a thermally efficient and stylish alternative, available in a number of colours and materials. What’s more is that you can even pull them across when they are not required, opening up your home to your beautiful garden.

Illusion Blinds

A lightweight alternative to curtains and blinds is illusion blinds, which are ideal during the summer months. They are designed to be walked through, so accessing your garden will be no problem. Illusion blinds are an elegant way of secluding your home from nosy neighbours, helping to create a perfectly tranquil environment.

Panel Blinds

Panel blinds are considered to be even more stylish than traditional vertical blinds, with variations to suit almost any home aesthetic. Select from range of configurations to suit your desired look. You may even opt for a motorised panel blind to impress guests and improve functionality in your home.

Electric Blinds

Speaking of functionality, electric blinds are one of the most simple to operate. If you’re feeling extra fancy, there are even voice activated and app controlled models available on the market. They do not require much power to operate, and therefore help to keep your home comfortable in an energy efficient way.

Beaded Curtains

Here’s one for 90s kids… Beaded curtains offer a retro and nostalgic alternative to curtains. While not providing complete privacy, they are a fun addition to your home and showcase your vintage style. There are plenty of options to choose from.

Window Film

Window film is incredibly simple to install. Whether you are looking to increase your privacy and prevent people from seeing in, or are aiming to enhance and beautify your space, there’s hundreds of options to choose from.


Whichever solution you decide on, you can be sure that your sliding patio doors by Glideline will be both thermally efficient and offer long lasting performance.

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