Window treatments for sliding doors – Vertical blinds work well with sliding doors. Slats stack easily to one side or split in center provides easy access to door. You do not need to use vinyl slats for your vertical treatment, however. Fabric vanes in 3 1/2-inch widths, providing a softer, more colorful appeal. Advantage of this type of vertical treatment, should a louver be damaged, you will probably be able to replace just air dampers without having to replace entire treatment.
Cellular shades are a good choice for window treatments for sliding doors. They create texture and softness in a window even offers a clean, modern look. They also reduce heat exchange that comes with sliding doors. Some cellular shade manufacturers offer vertical cellular shades. These honeycomb-shaped shades are turned sideways and put on a track. Looks like an accordion, vertical cellular shade is opened and closed to allow you to operate your door.
Drapery panels add a lush elegance to window treatments for sliding doors. To use them with sliding glass doors, however, raise rod at least 12 inches above top of door and extend rod 12 to 18 inches beyond each end of door frame. Use a large curtain panel that slides to side of stationary door panel. Installing a drapery retained at one end and loop in your panel retained to allow light and maintain access to door. When you want privacy, drag panel over door.