Sliding patio doors are an ever popular choice for homeowners because they allow you to enjoy wide, expansive views of the outside. In summer this is coupled with the ability to slide them fully open to flood your home with fresh air and sunlight.
But sometimes you want a little more privacy that a wall of glass can provide, and sometimes you’ll want to bring a cosier feeling to the room, often in winter when the weather’s raging outside.
You can have the best of both worlds by choosing a suitable way to dress your sliding patio doors to best suit your style and needs. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ways to dress sliding patio doors so that you can make an informed choice for your new, stunning home improvement!
For those that love looking out, but don’t want others looking in, privacy film offers a simple, minimalistic approach that allows the design of your sliding patio doors to shine without being covered up.
There’s a wide range of privacy films out there, from simple, understated options, right up to rainbow light catching ones! We love a simple film that makes the doors appear mirrored when viewed from the outside, and is almost invisible from the inside.
Best of all, this tends to be a pretty simple, easy to install solution!
Large, floor sweeping curtains always make a statement, and can also provide an added layer of insulation to help keep things toasty in the winter.
There are endless choices for curtains too, from heavy, decadent, dramatic choices, to lightweight, semi-sheer styles, and everything in between.
Even better, sliding doors are often coupled with large windows, and curtains are an easy option to cross the full expanse of glass.
Cat owners may find curtains a little bit too tempting for their pets though, so another option might be better suited!
Blinds and Shutters
Another popular option for dressing sliding patio doors is blinds or shutters. These allow more light in, whilst still giving privacy, and integrate easily into the frames of the doors.
From an operational perspective, blinds can be a bit trickier on sliding doors, and will need to be carefully installed and carefully managed in order to keep functioning smoothly.
We prefer blinds or shutters for windows next to sliding doors, with the actual door area left free and clear, as this gives you the best compromise between functionality and style.
However you choose to dress your sliding patio doors, you’ll be enjoying great views for years to come! Explore our range of sliding patio doors today!