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Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

Posted by dreamywhite (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 14, 09 at 8:54

We have 2 patio doors in our new build and I was thinking of using drapes with rings instead of the traditional vertical blinds. Has anyone does this before and can you post a photo if you have? I think it might look classier than vertical blinds. Thanks!


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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

Yes, I did. I hate vertical blinds, but that is just me. I don't have a photo handy. I wish there was another solution to patio doors. I will be interested in seeing what other people post.


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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

dreamywhite - my guess would be that most people don't use vertical blinds. Drapes have the drawback of getting caught in the door. I used horizontal wood blinds on my patio doors:
Sunroom blinds


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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

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Do you have french doors or sliders?? At our previous home, these custom made panels worked great for me on our sliding patio door and we used the door regularly.


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Draperies on sliders. And yes, there is some interference in opening (mostly closing) the door, but it's worth it to have nice window treatments. I like sewwhatsnew's tie-backs.


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I have a bayed patio door. No view, to speak of, so I wanted to go with fabric.


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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

Ooh nice photos, yes I have boring sliders as my DH thought that french doors were less energy efficient. (Silly yes I know) but at least I think I can open the doors in the summer with the screens on for fresh air with sliders. I love all the photos.

One quick question does anyone suggest a double rod with drapes and then a sheer underneath or do you think that a curtain will be good enough? One door is in the kitchen, but one is in the master bedroom and we want room darkening somehow. I did purchase the silk drapes from PB and I bet they will not be dark enough, but I just had to have them anyway.


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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

We have 2 sets of patio doors. I use drapes/panels on each one. I think it softens the large doors.

Sorry for the dark pics--flash not working.

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RE: Anyone use drapes over patio door instead of vertical blinds?

I have French Doors (with screens) and sheer draperies that bank on one side like avaclark's, but mine bank completely off the window, on the wall next to the stationary door. We never close them, though, except on the coldest winter nights, because the back of the house faces the woods...no neighbors back there.


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