4 Best Window Blinds and Shades for Sliding Patio Doors

The best answer to this question?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We can’t tell you the best thing to do because it all depends on your personal window treatment tastes.

So today, we’ll give you some ideas and pros and cons so you can make the best decision for yourself.

Vertical blinds are the most popular and usually the best choice. You can get vertical blinds with PVC, fabric, faux wood, or embossed PVC vanes.

With vertical blinds, you can also choose where they stack. They can stack only on the left or right. But they can also open from the center and stack on both sides. And if you want, they can stack in the center of your sliding door too.

Check out some of the pros and cons of each type of blind and shade:

1. PVC Vertical Blinds

PVC is the most economical window treatment for your sliding patio doors. Remember, because these blinds are so much taller than most shades or blinds, you’ll pay more on average.

But if you go with PVC instead of faux wood or fabric, you save the most money.

2. Fabric Vertical Blinds

You get both light control and privacy with fabric. As an option, you can get fabric with PVC backing to make the vanes steadier and block light better.

As an alternative to PVC inserts, you can also get weights added to the bottom of their vanes. These weights make them move and hang just like PVC vanes.

On one end of the spectrum, you can get fabric vertical blinds that simply diffuse light. On the other, they can significantly darken your room.

One of their biggest advantages? It’s the fact their vanes come in so many colors and textures that they match your home’s décor, regardless of what you already have.

3. Faux Wood Vertical Blinds

It looks equally ornate to real wood, but it’s just as durable as PVC and doesn’t require as much maintenance!

Another benefit faux wood has versus real wood is it resists moisture and is easy to clean. They also most closely match our most popular horizontal blinds: Fauxwood Blinds.

4. Embossed PVC Vertical Blinds

On a budget, but still want great style for the dollars you spend? Embossed PVC vertical blinds are just what you need.

You get more style and texture with embossed PVC, but it’s still very economical like regular PVC.

You can’t go wrong with any of these vertical blind options for your sliding patio doors.

And remember, you can get up to 10 FREE samples from Blindster before you order.

That way, you know exactly what looks good in your home before you pay us anything!