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Premier Shades' Guide to Blinds for Sliding Doors

Posted on 27 May 2024
Premier Shades' Guide to Blinds for Sliding Doors

"What are the best blind options for Sliding Doors?"


Selecting the ideal blinds for sliding doors can be a challenging decision.

At Premier Shades, we have curated this comprehensive guide to assist you.

We are pleased to offer a variety of high-quality options tailored to meet your needs.

The perfect solution depends on your unique requirements. 

To guide you through this decision, we've compiled an informative blog post.

You'll be pleased to know that we offer all the products mentioned here, ensuring a perfect match for your home.

1. Roller Blinds


Roller Blinds are a practical and versatile choice, especially suitable for high-traffic areas.

They provide excellent control over light and privacy and are available in an extensive range of fabrics and colours.

This means you can customise your blinds to perfectly match your interior decor.

Premier Shades manufactures roller blinds that can span up to 3 meters, or you can combine multiple blinds for larger spaces.

Roller blinds can be motorised with rechargable and hardwired motors for effortless operation.

This option is particularly favoured by our owner, who has installed two motorised roller blinds over sliding doors in their home for seamless functionality and modern elegance.

2. Vertical Blinds


Vertical blinds are a classic and convenient option for sliding doors.

They are designed to cover width of up to 5 meters and can be operated like a curtain, with either cord or wand control.

Vertical blinds can stack left or right, centre opening, even centre bunching for unique openings, providing easy access through your sliding door.

This functionality makes them a practical solution for both residential and commercial spaces.

At Premier Shades, we offer the option to match the fabric of your vertical blinds with your roller blinds, ensuring a consistent and stylish look throughout your home.


3. Veri Shades


Veri Shades are a revolutionary product that combines the elegance of curtains with the functionality of vertical blinds.

They offer superior light and privacy control, making them a stylish and practical addition to any room.

Veri Shades can be operated with either cord or wand control, allowing for smooth and easy adjustments.

Like curtains, they can stack to the left or right, or centre, providing flexibility in how you manage your space.

Veri Shades can cover widths up to 6 meters, making them ideal for large sliding doors and open plan living areas.


4. Curtains


Curtains remain a popular and contemporary choice for covering sliding doors.

They are available in a wide range of fabrics, including sheers and blockout options, allowing you to tailor your window coverings to your specific privacy and light control needs.

Curtains are particularly suitable for expansive doorways, as they can cover up to 6 meters with a single track. 

For even larger widths, a track joiner can be used to extend coverage.

This makes curtains a versatile and aesthetically pleasing option for any home.


In addition to Roller Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Veri Shades and Curtains, there are several other options that work well for Sliding Doors.

Plantation Shutters for instance, offer a timeless and elegant solution with the added benefit of excellant light control and insulation.

Panel Blinds provide a sleek and modern look, ideal for wide opening and large windows.

Venetian blinds offer adjustable light control with a classic design, while Roman blinds bring a touch of sophistication and warmth to any room.


Considerations for choosing Blinds over Sliding Doors


When selecting the best blinds for your Sliding Doors, it's important to consider a few key factors.

  • Frequency of use - How often do you use your Sliding Doors? This will impact the durability and practicality of the blinds you choose.
  • Privacy Needs - Depending on your privacy requirements, certain blinds may offer better coverage and discretion.
  • Views - Consider how much of the view you want to preserve through your sliding doors. Some blinds provide a clearer view when open or partially open.
  • Width of Sliding Door - The width of you sliding doors will determine the type and size of the blinds that are most suitable.
  • Light Control - If you need to manage sunlight effectively, certain blinds offer superior light filtering and blocking capabilities.


With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Premier Shades is here to help you find the perfect solution for your Sliding Doors.

Now that you're familiar with the various options available, we invite you to call us for a free in-home measure & quote.

Our experts will work with you to determine the best option for your needs and budget, ensuring a beautiful and functional result for your home.

Contact Premier Shades to organise a Free In Home Measure and Quote.

Call us on (02) 4324 8800 or you can come and see our Blinds, Awning, Shutter and Curtain showroom at Wyoming on the Central Coast or inside JBA Carpet Court Hornsby.

Central Coast Showroom

18/482 Pacific Hwy
Wyoming NSW
Australia 2250

02 4324 8800

Hornsby Showroom

JBA Carpet Court
18 Salisbury Road Hornsby
NSW Australia 2077

02 4324 8800