One of the most often asked questions from clients is “What type of window treatments are available for my sliding doors” ? It is a design dilemma that many face . First, there are a few challenges with sliding doors. Accessing the doors easily is your first challenge, while dressing the door and having it flow with other windows or spaces that may adjoin it can also provide a challenge. How do you pull all of those things together for the door? You want products that are functional as well as good looking. We have listed 3 of our top design solutions for sliding doors below to assist you in providing well designed and beautiful window treatments for your sliding doors.
- Luminette® Privacy Sheers – By far this is our number one solution for sliding doors. Luminettes are sheers, with vertical fabric vanes that give the clean, finished and elegant look of sheers. The vanes can be opened and closed to control light as well as provide privacy on you sliders. Luminettes can traverse easily to go from either direction – left or right. They also can do a center draw which means the blinds draw together at the center. They come in a variety of beautiful fabrics that you can choose from and are part of the Counterparts® program from Hunter Douglas. The counterpart program works wonderfully in identifying fabrics that will coordinate with your Luminettes. For example, Silhouettes™ have the exact same fabric in their product line so you can feel confident in knowing that your window treatments and sliding door treatments coordinate beautifully! This product is versatile and will work well for any space, transitional, transitional or modern.
- Vignette® Modern Roman Shades – The Vignette Modern Roman Shades are wonderful. Vignettes have a traversing panel system made especially for sliders. This traversing system is nice because it stacks back pretty tightly, but gives you a much warmer and cozier look when it is closed. There are many luxurious fabrics to choose from and the soft folds provide a clean crisp look. They pair beautifully with the horizontal version of Vignettes so that all your fabrics are matched and really complete your room. You can also get Vignettes in room darkening, so they make a perfect solution for basement sliding doors that double as media rooms or bedrooms. You can complete your look by ordering fabric by the yard for valances or drapes. This product is perfect for those clients that are looking for a traditional or transitional look to complete their room.
- Skyline® Gliding Panels – The Skyline Gliding Panels provide a much more modern look than the two products previously described. The look is clean, sleek and urban. These Skyline panels are perfect for larger sliding doors or multiple sliders together. The look is very stylish. They offer maximum view with the panels stacking tightly at either 11” or 17”. The patented dual channel – single track headrail can cover expanses up to 32 feet. This is perfect for those rooms that not only have sliders, but wall to wall windows. You can choose custom hardware that coordinates with your panels. With the Harmony Program, you can choose from nearly 300 fabrics, to be customized into multiple product styles, such as Designer Roller Shades, or Designer Roman Shades. This product is for the trend setting client who likes to be the first to have a designer look in their home.
With a variety of products to choose from, it’s always a good idea to ask for expert advice from design professionals. They will help guide you to find the best solutions for all your window treatment challenges. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we offer a free, at-home consultation to help you decide which option will work best for you needs. Our dedicated team of experienced designers are here to assist you in finding the perfect window treatments for your home.