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Blinds for Patio & Sliding Doors

Bali Sheer Shades in a dining room

If you're looking for sliding glass door blinds or other window treatments for sliding glass doors, here are some vertical solutions that would work well AND look good while they're at it. They could also be great for wide windows, room dividers, or closet doors!

1. Panel Track Blinds

Sliding panels in a living room.

Sliding Panels with Wand Control: Revelation, Corbel T8704; Fabric Wrapped Cornice

Sleek and contemporary, panel track blinds (often called sliding panels) combine a modern look with easy controls to create one of the most practical interior-design solutions available today.

You can use sliding panels to do everything from covering a sliding glass door to dividing a living room. Plus, sliding panels have a unique look—they display a wide area of uninterrupted color or fabric with only a few vertical lines (something that sets them apart from vertical blinds).

Durable and attractive, Bali Sliding Panel Track Blinds will work in nearly any home. Bali offers sliding panels in fabrics that match other Bali shade collections, including solar, roller, natural, and classic Roman shades. This allows you to match them with other window treatments for a coordinated look.

Sliding panels are also cordless and easy to clean, which makes them perfect for spaces where kids and pets will be hanging out.

I like the look of an extra thick, contrasting valance for a fresh, modern look. These are beautiful window treatments for sliding glass doors.

2. Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds in a living room.

Bali Fabric Vertical Blinds with Cord and Chain Control and Square Corner Valance: Keepsake, Golden Years 0172

Vertical blinds are classic sliding glass door blinds. You can find them in wood, fabric, and vinyl for a variety of looks.

And, of course, they're also great for a wide window blind. If you're choosing vertical blinds for wide windows instead of sliding glass doors, I recommend having them go all the way to the floor.

3. VertiCell™ Cellular Shades

Verticell Cellular shades in a kitchen.

Cellular shades are one of my favorite types of window treatments. They look clean and modern, come in a variety of colors, and (best of all) they're extremely energy saving. Their honeycomb-shaped cells trap air and help insulate your home, which is especially great if you're covering a large expanse like a sliding glass door. 

VertiCell™ shades offer the same energy-saving benefits, but with a vertical orientation that's particularly designed for patio doors. They're budget-friendly to purchase, but even more importantly, they could save you a bundle in energy savings over time.

4. Drapery

Drapes in a living room.

Custom drapes are the most luxurious curtains for sliding glass doors and wide windows. Custom drapes are available in the widest range of colors and patterns, as well as a variety of liner options to fit your needs.

Bali custom drapes are made with extremely high standards and careful attention to detail. Things like mitered corners with corner weights, double-turned hems, and pattern-matched seams make these curtains several steps above the readymade kind. And since you can order them in custom widths and lengths, you can make sure they are a perfect fit for your wide window or patio door.

5. Natural Drapes

Natural Drapes in a bedroom.

Made of natural materials like bamboo, jute, grass, and woven wood, natural drapes are an excellent choice for bringing in an outdoor element. They're environmentally friendly, unique, and pair perfectly with Bali Natural Shades. I like them with 60% fullness (as opposed to the standard 10%), so they still have a full drapery look when closed.

Which solution sounds best to you? Order free swatches or visit our visualizer to see products in your room!