The quality of window treatments has improved a lot from the plain vertical blinds or dull straight curtains of the yesteryear. Today, sliding door curtains come in many different fabrics and styles from laces to heavy blackout curtains and insulating panels.
Because of this, it is now much easier to find the right sliding glass door window treatments for your home.
Opera curtains are usually used to dress large windows and are also used to cover glass doors that are not frequently used.
Straight curtain sets and classic balloon valance are another classic choice. They can be hung on a double curtain rod.
If you buy drapes with a valance, you can use the second rod to hang sheers or glass curtains to have extra privacy while allowing light to enter the room.
Sliding doors with sidelights and french doors can be treated with hourglass curtains. You can place the curtains rods at the bottom and top of sidelights and hang the curtains so that it is lengthened between the two rods.
To create an hourglass shape, you may use a large brooch, curtain tie, or ribbon to tie the middle of the curtain.
You can also place two hourglass curtains, one on each side of the glass door.
This type of drapery works well in homes with modern or traditional themes and especially for french door curtains. You can add a matching valance to make a more unified look.
One of the favorite sliding glass door window treatment ideas is to hang a double curtain rod on the entire width of the sliding glass door to make an edgy modern decor, and use colorful straight sheers next to the glass. To hang streamers of leaves, ribbons, and reflective discs, you can use the outer rod.
You can also use beaded or voile curtains as an alternative for this type of window treatment.
With these sliding glass door curtain ideas your sliding door curtains do not have to be dull anymore! Use your creativity and imagination and you can transform your awkward glass door into a stunning focal point.
You could use regular window blinds over your doors if they don’t get used that much, just don’t attach them directly onto the doors themselves as they would block one of the doors from opening.
These are not the only curtain and blinds ideas for long sliding glass windows and doors of course, but with a little bit of imagination, forethought, and persistence, you will find the right window treatment ideas that work for you.