Patio door window ideas

Updated February 21, 2017

The patio door offers a scenic view of your backyard or side yard. For the windows that decorate the patio door, a window treatment will serve the dual purposes of blocking out sunlight and decorating the interior of the home. Window treatments are available to do-it-yourself homeowners of all budgets.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds provide an affordable way to decorate windows on sliding patio doors. The first consideration is the decor in the room, whether it is a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom or a bedroom that contains sliding patio doors. Choosing blinds in a neutral colour like brown, tan, cream, green or white is perfect for the homeowner who wants to keep vertical blinds for many years. Another option is to paint over vertical blinds with a new colour of paint when the inside decor is updated.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are an easy way to decorate a single window on a standard patio door. The roller shade is installed from a choice of fabrics and colours. Choose the texture of the fabric that will permit or prevent the desired amount of sunlight from entering the room and will remain durable for a long time. Some window treatment suppliers can provide homeowners with prints and fabrics of roller shades from other parts of the world, including Europe and Asia. In a room with painting, flooring, mouldings and furniture in only a few solid colours, a roller shade with a print provides a great decorative effect.

Bamboo Wood Blinds

Horizontal blinds made from bamboo wood are sustainable. Choose the colour and width of the horizontal bamboo wood blind that fits the decorating budget. These blinds are perfect for traditional, Asian and contemporary decor. Blinds made of bamboo also withstand the wear-and-tear of being sucked out of the window by the wind when the sliding glass door is opened. Some wood blinds made from bamboo are available with extra options such as the Roman folding style and the wood valance for the top of the window. The total effect is a window in a light, medium or dark wood tone that complements any decor.

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