Wide Windows, Defined
Wide windows and sliding glass doors have come a long way. In fact, today, the term “wide window” means any window measuring more than 60" wide—and the options for how you use or outfit them have truly grown.
And why not? After all, these windows and doors are often a focal point in any room, as they open your home to sweeping, scenic views and generous amounts of daylight. What’s more, the popularity of open concept floor plans makes finding a way to work them into your décor more important than ever.
Whole Home Coordination
With more matching colors available than ever before across other categories (including solar, roller, and pleated), coordinating window treatments in your entire home is easier and increasingly more on trend.
With recent events moving us toward shared spaces, multifunctional rooms, and home offices, wide window treatments have taken on new, unexpected purposes—room dividers, closet door applications, and more.
Beyond Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are still the most popular window treatment option for patio doors, but other categories are quickly rising in the ranks, including shutters and solar/roller shades. Learn more about these categories below.
Wide Window Solutions
Bali Custom and Natural Draperies not only offer unique style, but are one of the most effective ways to control light and privacy. Their rich, heavy fabrics (particularly when layered with traditional blinds or shades) not only shield rooms from UV rays, but act as great insulators for heat, cold air, and even sound. For a sustainable, wide window solution, Bali Natural Drapes feature earthy fabrics made from renewable materials like jute and grass for a soft, free-flowing way to connect to the outdoors.
- Maximum Width: 192"
- Coordinates With: Natural Shades
Clean, contemporary, and durable, Bali Horizontal Blinds are available in a wide range of colors, textures, patterns, and slat widths. Easy to clean and designed to resist dust, humidity, scratches, and stains, multiple horizontal blinds can also be built onto one headrail for independent operation and flexible privacy and light control.
- Maximum Width: 144"
- Available Materials: Aluminum, Vinyl
- Coordinates With: Vertical Vinyl Blinds
Traditional shutters are a sophisticated solution for any window. Bali Bypass Shutters offer a durable, unique way to incorporate this timeless look onto sliding glass doors. Choose the warmth and craftsmanship of 100% North American hardwood or the modern engineering of humidity-resistant, composite shutters—ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.
- Maximum Width: 295" (depending on wood vs. composite, standard vs. sliding glass door)
- Available Materials: Wood, Composite
- Coordinates With: Wood Blinds, Composite Blinds
Sliding panels offer a clean, fresh take on vertical treatments with sleek, smooth-functioning panels. Made from the same fabrics as our four most popular horizontal shades, Bali Sliding Panels have been reimagined as a contemporary way to coordinate and design your open concept space.
- Maximum Width: 192" for single stack (332" with spliced headrail)
- Available Materials: Roller, Solar, Soft, Natural
- Coordinates With: Roller Shades, Solar Shades, Classic Roman Shades, Natural Shades
Already a modern classic on standard sized windows, solar and roller shades for wide windows and patio doors is quickly growing in popularity. With the widest variety of colors, lift, and light control options, solar and roller shades offer easy, whole room coordination. What’s more, solar shades can help control the extra amount of UV rays and heat that can come in through a large, sliding glass door.
- Maximum Width: 144"
- Coordinates With: Sliding Panels
Vertical blinds are available in a variety of high-quality styles, versatile colors, and durable materials for a surprisingly current approach to any space. Vanes stay straight and even, thanks to patented headrails, while flexible stack options, specialty shapes, and easy, glide-open functionality make this décor staple a reliable classic.
- Maximum Width: 191"
- Available Materials: Wood, Fabric, Vinyl, Sheer-Covered Vinyl
- Coordinates With: Wood Blinds, Vinyl Horizontal Blinds
Bali VertiCell Cellular Shades offer the superior energy savings of cellular shades, just in a vertical, wide window format. Experience the best insulation available for your sliding glass door, with reduced heat transfer of up to 64%*, while marveling at how well these shades block the sun’s heat in summer and keep heated air from escaping in winter.
* Based on product testing by Architectural Testing Incorporated.
- Maximum Width: 144"
- Coordinates With: Cellular Shades