What Are The Best Curtains For Sliding Doors?

Posted by Emily Wang on 6th Apr 2023

The effect that curtains can have on a home’s feel cannot be overstated. They create texture, bring colour to a room and shape and fame how our dwellings connect to the world outside. This is especially true when choosing curtains for sliding doors, as their size makes them akin to feature walls in how they can make or break a room’s decor. As you can imagine, this makes choosing the best curtains for sliding doors an important choice for those that are looking to spruce up their interior style.

At Quickfit Blinds & Curtains, we offer a wide array of customisable blind and curtain varieties in a plethora of styles, textures, colours, materials & more. So, to help you find the perfect drapery for your dwelling, let’s take a look at the best curtains for sliding doors!

How do you decide?

As with all curtains, the majority of choices will come down to both personal preference and the existing style of the room. For example, if you’re looking to find the best curtains for a sliding balcony door in your master bedroom, and your home trends towards a more muted colour palette, you’d likely benefit more from darker tones and a blockout fabric, whilst the opposite may be true for a living area that requires a lot of natural light.

With that said, there are some considerations to be made when choosing sliding door curtains as opposed to other drapery decisions. After all, sliding door curtains are far longer than traditional curtains, and will likely be interacted with a lot more than standard window awnings as people move in and out of your home.

At Quickfit, our full range of curtains and drapery can be made-to-measure, allowing you to get curtains suited to the dimensions of your door from a wide selection of materials and styles. However, before you go ahead and choose your fabric and style it’s important to ask yourself questions about how you want your sliding door curtains to fit into the space. For example, is it important for your door shades to match or coordinate with other horizontal treatments in your room?

With that said, when it comes to deciding what are the best curtains for sliding doors, there are two varieties that people tend to come back to as the best curtains for sliding doors: blockout curtains and sheer curtains.

Blockout curtains

Do your sliding doors open onto a balcony and you all too often find yourself blinded by the morning sun? Or maybe the afternoon sun that streams through the sliding doors in your kitchen turns this communal space into an oven by 3pm? Blockout curtains are a window covering of choice if you are looking for an effective but stylish way to control the light and heat that comes through your sliding doors.

The secret behind the effectiveness of blockout curtains is a foam coating applied to the back of the fabric or tightly weaving the fabric with a triple weave technology. Both of these techniques control the level of light and heat that tries to pass through the curtains. If you’re worried that installing blockout curtains on your sliding doors will make the space overwhelmingly cold and dark, don’t be! At Quickfit, our range of blockout curtains come in varying degrees, so you’ll have complete flexibility when it comes to controlling the light and temperature in your room. Plus, all of our blockout curtains has a handy little chart that outlines how well it performs, so you’ll have all the information you need to make the right choice.

Sheer curtains

Sheer curtains are designed to let natural light illuminate a space unfettered. Whilst this may not necessarily be the preferred choice for studies and bedrooms, it’s no coincidence that this thin, flowing variety of curtain is a mainstay staple of living areas across the country and beyond.

Thanks to their transparent fabric, sheer curtains are a fantastic choice for sliding doors where you want to add a touch of style and privacy without affecting the space’s natural light. At Quickfit, we offer a huge range of sheer curtains that blend seamlessly with almost any decor style.

What’s more, they’re one of our most cost-effective curtain options and are easy to install, so you can give your room an instant makeover without breaking the bank. One of our most popular sellers is the floor to ceiling pinch pleat sheer curtain and the sheer eyelet curtain which create a simple but polish look. But the choices are endless when it comes to sheer curtains, just take a look at our range online!

When it comes to finding the best curtains for sliding doors, blockout curtains and sheer curtains are definitely the standouts, and with all the style and fabrics options available, you’re bound to find the right solution for your space with Quickfit. Want to learn more? Shop our huge range of curtains, blinds and accessories today!

Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Emily Wang, a highly qualified expert on curtains, has been a valuable contributor to the Quickfit Blinds & Curtains brand. With a Certificate IV in Textile Design Development and Production from RMIT Melbourne, a Certificate in Textile Technology (CFTS-T) from CITA Hong Kong, and an HKDSE Diploma of Secondary Education from St. Mary's Canossian College in Hong Kong, Emily's educational background sets her apart in the world of home decor.

As a Quickfit Blinds & Curtains blog writer, Emily's curtain expertise shines through her articles, establishing her as a trusted resource for homeowners and decorators alike.