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Curtains for sliding glass doors

Emily Booth one of the writers at Hillarys

by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 31/07/2018

Updated: 08/12/2020

How to choose curtains for a sliding glass door?

We love sliding glass doors. They create a real focal point in your home and let in lots of lovely natural light. However, they can also throw up some unexpected privacy and temperature issues, if not dressed correctly. In our latest article, we talk you through the benefits of choosing curtains for your sliding glass doors, and share some inspiring interiors.

The perfect fit for even the largest windows

As our curtains are made-to-measure, they can be made to fit any sized window - perfect if you’ve a sliding glass or patio door. This open-plan living space benefits from a pair of simple and beautiful Tetbury Mustard curtains fitted to a track, which helps keep the focus where it should be: on the original glass doors. When you book an appointment with Hillarys, an advisor will measure your windows accurately and will recommend the right products for your space, so you’ll get a finish that’s second to none.

Stop draughts in their tracks

As sliding glass doors are much larger than normal windows, they can make a room feel cold and draughty. Curtains help combat this issue as they provide an extra layer of insulation at your window, keeping any chills at bay. All our curtains can also be made with a thermal lining which helps stop the heat from escaping too. In this contemporary living area, we’ve dressed the patio doors with coral curtains for a stylish yet laid-back look.

Privacy control

There’s no getting around it, if you have a sliding glass or patio door, chances are you’ll feel a little exposed at some point during the day. To keep things cosy, while still letting the natural light filter in, consider dressing your windows with a pair of voile curtains. These translucent panels can be pulled shut, providing a comforting layer between you and the outside world. And not only that, they provide a stunning effect at the window too. To get the look in your own home, choose our Serene Stone voiles, then simply sit back and admire the view.

Fabrics you’ll love

As well as having a ton of practical benefits, curtains also bring a touch of colour and texture to a room. We’ve hundreds of textured, plain and patterned fabrics to choose from, so you’ll be able to dress your glass doors in style. This chic living area uses our gorgeous Impression Chemise curtains which add a lovely texture and a hint of colour to an otherwise neutral space.

Stay in control of the light

One of the reasons we love sliding glass doors so much is that they flood our homes with natural sunlight. And whilst we love the effect, it’s crucial to stay in control of this light so it doesn’t interfere with day-to-day activities. Curtains are a practical solution as they’re easily opened and closed when needed, and can be paired with other window dressings for enhanced protection. In this rustic living area, blue Vertical blinds filter the light during the day, while a pair of cosy curtains are ready to be drawn as soon as the sun goes down and the temperature drops. All our curtains can also be made with a blackout lining for even more protection from the sun’s rays.

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