Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors That Are Actually Cute

Abigail Sawyer | 02 Mar 2015 | Door Blinds


Sliding glass doors give us beautiful views and easy access to the backyard. Most of the time all that sunshine is  welcome, but blinding glare is no fun. Plus, sometimes you don’t want the neighbors to see right into your home.

That’s why blogger Elizabeth who writes at Being MVP gave a call.

Elizabeth from Being MVP

Elizabeth Says:

“I never knew the importance of window coverings until we moved into our current home. There is a sliding glass door which leads onto the balcony and the sun shines so bright that we are literally blinded when sitting on the couch watching TV.”

Patio door window treatments come in all shapes and sizes and will give you all the light control and privacy you need. If you thought vertical blinds were your only option – We’ve got good news! has a great collection of Vertical Blinds Alternatives including sliding shades and fabric panels. One of our favorite sliding door coverings – and what we recommend for Elizabeth – was drapery panels.

custom drapes blinds

Elizabeth Says:

“The ordering process was quite simple once I got the measurements down. There is the option to purchase ready made drapery panels. However, I selected the custom route with the Easy Grommet Drapery Panels in the gorgeous Donetta Cascade fabric.”

Elizabeth’s custom drapes fit her sliding glass door perfectly. She also added a blackout liner for even more light control and completed her look with matching hardware.

custom pewter ball rod

Elizabeth Says:

“The blackout lining was a must to keep the bright sun at bay. The simple and clean look of the custom wrought iron rod with ball finial in pewter with coordinating tiebacks complemented the drapes to a tee.”

pewter tiebacks

Elizabeth Says:

“The result is a gorgeous window covering that blocks out the bright sunlight while bringing an elegance to our family room amongst the toys. I really want to re-do all the windows in our home now!”

Take a Closer Look at Elizabeth’s New Sliding Door Drapes:

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Elizabeth chose Easy Grommet Drapery Panels in Donetta Cascade, Custom Wrought Iron 1″ Drapery Hardware and Wrought Iron Orb Tiebacks in Pewter. Head over to to find window coverings for sliding glass doors and more! drapes

Read more about Elizabeth’s window makeover and adventures with her little ones at Being MVP.

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw