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Best blinds for sliding doors

Need help choosing the best blinds for sliding doors?

We’ll run through the best sliding door window treatment solutions.

So, What’s the problem with sliding doors or patio doors?


Often they are quite large in width, some blinds will not be able to span the entirety of your sliding door as they have width restrictions


Some blinds in certain situations are a hassle to roll all the way up to access your door.

So just what are the best blinds for sliding glass doors?

Choosing window furnishings for sliding doors doesn’t have to be hard, let us summarise the best product ideas for you below.

1. Linked Roller Blinds

Choosing roller blinds over sliding doors is a popular choice. They can be linked to achieve a larger width so that they will be able to span your entire door. You can add a linked blind on our order form easily, just follow the instructions in the ? tooltips and on our measuring page.  With the linked set up, you can easily roll down blinds on whichever side your sliding door is on as they can be made in an independently controlled configuration. Linked blinds feature less of a gap between the blinds since there is only one bracket in the middle, this can also be split over the top of window or door mullions.

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2. Panel Glide Blinds

Panel blinds for sliding doors are great as you are able to effortlessly glide the large vertical panels across it’s track to access the door, and a panel glide track can be made to very large widths. Panel Glide Blinds are a lot more easy to operate compared to roller blinds when used on sliding doors, and often look much better. The only down side would be an increased cost when compared to roller blinds, but still very affordable.

3. Vertical Blinds

You’re able to open just the side where you would like to access your door, vertical blind tracks are similar to panel glide tracks in which they can also achieve very large widths, perfect to cover your entire sliding door. These blinds are incredibly easy to tilt open to let light in, and also stack back for easy access of your doors.

4. Curtains & Sheers


Blinds or curtains for sliding doors?

Technically there is no limit to the size you can make your Curtains to on our website, as long as you have a suitable track for it which you can easily source from a local decorator store. They’re also very easy to measure for. In addition to being able to span larger widths, Curtains also insulate your home better and will provide a more luxurious look.

5. Roman Shades / Roman Blinds

We put these blinds last because the maximum width of a roman blind is around 2.7 metres, they also require you to roll the blind all the way up to access the door, on top of this they would need to be placed high enough above the door so that the stack size of the blind will clear the opening completely.

Hang on a moment, what about blinds for the inside of your sliding doors (A Recess Fit)?

Generally, there is not enough room for this as the inside recess of sliding doors depth is very limited, but the best option for this would be Vertical Blinds or Panel Blinds.


Because the track is not that large in size, it can fit in the recess easily, when the vertical blind slats open they will protrude out into the room a little but will not detract from the overall look of the product. When shut they will still sit inside the opening. These blinds have the least depth requirement for inside fitting, to find out these values head on over to our measuring page.


So now that you know which window coverings are the best for your sliding doors, start browsing our custom made products by using the menu and get an instant quote. You can easily save up to 70% off RRP’s by shopping online from anywhere in Australia. By Doing It Yourself, you will save on installer and sales people costs, best of all it will only take minutes all you’ll need is a metal tape measure and a Phillips head screwdriver.

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Popular options are shallow blinds that can fit comfortably behind your door handle, provided you have enough clearance. Roller Blinds, Honeycomb Blinds, or Slimline Aluminium Venetian Blinds should do this.

Roman Blinds are a popular option as well, they can clear your handle entirely by coming over the top of it, provided you choose a suitable headboard size on the order page.

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Popular options are slimline aluminium blinds, roller blinds, or honeycomb blinds.