How to cover your patio door with window treatments

How to cover your patio door with window treatments

The summer is all about sitting back and relaxing on your patio. From hosting barbecues to lying on your hammock with a good book, what's not to love about this season? Whether you plan on inviting guests over, or want to enjoy some peace and quiet outside this summer, you're going to want to make sure that your patio is in tip-top shape.

Are you wondering how to cover your patio doors to retain privacy while also coinciding with your home design scheme? Well, you've come to the right place! At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we specialize in custom window coverings to fit your doors and windows no matter what size or shape they may be. If you're wondering what window treatments are right for your space, take a look at some of our suggestions below:

  • Blinds: Does your patio get a lot of sunlight? Although vitamin D is important, UV rays can also make your home's furniture fade more quickly, as well as make your air conditioning bill skyrocket. We love the idea of using stylish wood blinds on your patio doors. This way, you can open and close them at your liking, allowing you the flexibility to control how sunlight comes into your home.
  • Shades: Custom shades can be made to fit your patio doors and block out any unwanted sunlight. 
  • Sheer panels: "A simple pair of sheer panels moves with little effort and filters light, preserving a favored feature of the sliding door," writes a blogger for Better Homes & Gardens.  "With all the color and pattern options that exist today, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect sheers to match your home's decor." Sheers allow you to frame your window with colors, granting both privacy and an extra pop of flair.
  • Valance: If you're looking to add a pop of pizzazz to your doors, you can't go wrong with a dazzling valance. A valance jazzes up a sliding door without blocking the views or interfering with the door's operation. Look for a bright color or a pattern, depending on your other home décor.

For more home décor ideas, be sure to follow our blog or shop at Metropolitan Window Fashions. Our expert home design consultants can help you get the look you want in your home this summer. Contact us today if you're in need of new custom curtains and drapes, shades, blinds or shutters!