Of all the windows in homes that I have decorated, the large patio door opening is one of my favorites. These windows can be large, anywhere between 6 to 9 feet, and because of their size can be really challenging to cover with some type of window treatment. The challenge is what makes patio doors so rewarding to design and decorate.
There are so many factors to think about when I look at this space; the perfect window covering for you is almost certainly not the same as the perfect window covering from your neighbor. So how do you know what is the perfect window treatment?
If you hire a window treatment designer like me, I will walk with you through the process and customize the perfect window treatment to fit your lifestyle and needs. Do you have small children and need something without pulleys or strings? Is the afternoon sun blinding your family’s sit-down dinner? Are you interesting in something that will give you privacy, but also bring color and softness to your space?
In the past, I have used many different materials to accomplish my client’s desired result. I have used fabric, woven woods, and even solar screen shades. We can use vertical blinds to provide some privacy, and even use removable wrappings that you can take off and clean in your own washer and dryer.
Fabric is fabulous to use on patio doors like these. It brings color pattern and softness to a room. It will also bring some warmth to the home with the fabric absorbing the heat of the summer and keeping the cold of the winter where it came from—outside!
A more contemporary option is a roller shade, it give desired privacy and can also provide unique texture and style.
A vertical honeycomb could be perfect for a new condo owner; it gives privacy and is compact, only taking up about 7 inches of space hardly interrupting views of the outdoors.
These photos are examples of how we have helped homeowners create unique window treatments for their sliding patio door windows.