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Best Blinds for Patio Doors

April 04, 2022 3 min read

Hunter Douglas Window treatments from JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Your patio is your outdoor oasis, your safe space, and an extension of your home. You want it to reflect your style, and there’s no better way to make that change than by prioritizing your patio door. Caring for this fixture can create a purposeful transition from the comfort of your interior to the beauty of the outdoors.

There are as many options for window treatments as there are for doors themselves, but choosing the perfect horizontal or vertical blinds for patio doors shouldn’t be an overwhelming task. Use this guide to help narrow down your options, and then schedule an appointment at your local window treatment showroom to review the options in person.

Choosing Blinds for Your Door Type

The kind of door you have will significantly dictate which type of window treatments you should use. Shutters may not be the best option for a sliding door, but a gliding panel would do the trick. Think about the dimensions of your entry: generally, you’ll want to choose vertical blinds for wide patio doors, whereas horizontal blinds are better suited for more narrow windows and doors. Take some reference photos of your door and the surrounding areas to help make your in-person consultation go smoothly, and be sure to discuss the door type with your consultant.

Horizontal Blinds for Patio Doors

Most standard patio doors require horizontal blinds or window coverings. Consider your specific needs when you decide which type of coverage to choose. Some of our favorites are:

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Wood and Metal Blinds

A classic, wood blinds are as timeless as they are fashionable. Wood, faux wood, and metal blinds take a simple idea and elevate it through high-quality materials and elegant execution. By using fine and ethically-sourced materials, you can trust that each slat on your new blinds will be just as beautiful as the view out the window.

Cellular and Honeycomb Shades

Windows and doors are two significant points of temperature loss in the home. Poor insulation and sealants can allow air to leak in, making it more challenging to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Opting for a cellular or honeycomb shade helps prevent these issues, as the uniquely designed slats trap unwanted noise and air from entering your space. These benefits make cellular and honeycomb shades excellent options for patio doors.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas Window treatments from JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Vertical Blinds for Patio Doors

If your home has wide doors, like sliding or accordion doors, then you’ll want to look into vertical blinds. We have several different vertical options, such as traditional blinds, vertical sheers, and gliding panels. These help create a long and streamlined appearance, and can even make your ceilings look taller! We have an entire blog post dedicated to finding the best blinds for your sliding door, so be sure to check that out for more detailed solutions.

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Trust the Experts

No matter what style door you have, there is a beautiful window treatment option meant for you! Contact your local window treatment specialists to schedule a consultation and get an expert opinion. After all, we’re here to make you happy, and you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of vertical blinds and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!




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