Choosing the right blinds for your doors is mainly down to your personal taste, budget and the look you are trying to achieve in the room. There are some stunning options available that provide excellent privacy, reduce glare and cut down on that summer heat bearing through the glass. The problem is, how do you choose the right type?
Door blinds, how do I choose the right one?
Blinds for Doors
Window blinds are popular covering for windows of all shapes and sizes, and their versatility makes them an ideal shading solution for a wide variety of door styles too. Gone are the days where a simple net curtain would do! Indeed, with such a wide variety of blinds now available, choosing the right one can be a tall order, with many customers telling us they simply don’t know where to start! Perhaps the best place is to look at the style and size of the doors, and then we can make some recommendations based on our experience as to what can work best. Although there’s not always a right or wrong answer, and personal taste plays a huge part, but hopefully some of these practical considerations will help you come to the right decision.
We have seen a huge surge in popularity of bi-fold doors recently, and with good reason; they make a real design statement and connect the inside and outside spaces together. Having a large expanse of glass means great views out into the garden, however, it also means prying eyes can see in! Also in the summer months, the sunlight can stream in, and the area near the windows can get cold in the winter. Therefore blinds can provide privacy and heat control when required. But what are the best options for blinds for bi-fold doors?
Our vertical and roller blinds come with a small & discreet motor which is fitted inside the track of the vertical blind and inside the barrel unit of the roller blind. The motor unit can be powered by a battery which can be recharged, or it can be plugged into the mains. If you select the battery powered blinds then there are no wires or cables to get caught up in and as they are operated by remote control, they are simple and easy to use.
Perhaps one of the most effective blinds for bi-fold doors are perfect fit blinds. The beauty about this type of blind is the fact that they fit flush to the window frames so as to not obstruct the opening of the doors, even on the tightest closing doors.
Vertical blinds are popular due to their versatility; they can not only be open or closed, but can be tilted to any angle to suit the user. This allows for increased privacy and protects from direct sunlight whilst maintaining optimum light levels in the room. They can be easily applied to your bi-fold doors, providing they open out away from the blind, without obstructing or restricting your use of the door. If you do have any pets or children, you can have the peace of mind knowing that we ensure that every blind is fitted in line with legal safety requirements.
French doors are a traditional door styling that is timeless and elegant. They come in a variety of colours and materials, and tend to be a smaller opening than bi folding doors. Choosing the right blind is crucial in providing privacy, heat control and also security. We recommend a few different options for blinds for French doors:
Our stunning range of Venetian blinds always look fabulous and by Installing them directly onto the door makes them easy to use and adjust. The glass panels are completely covered so privacy is not compromised. They require a slightly different kind of installation to vertical blinds when it comes to French doors. Whereas verticals are installed to either the inside or outside recess and cover the whole of the window, wooden blinds are installed onto the doors themselves.
Roller blinds work on a simple sidewinder mechanism, that allows the user to sit the blind at the ideal height. These sidewinders are available in a range of colours, to blend in perfectly with the surface they are fitted to. We also supply all rollers with a ‘child-safety’ clip, that attaches the chain to the wall, out of reach of children and also prevents anything from getting tangled up in the chain.
Perfect fit blinds are an exciting new innovation in window blind technology. They offer a modern solution to shading and providing privacy. Perfect fit blinds are easy to install and work on a simple system. They allow pleated, roller or venetian blinds to be fitted perfectly onto your UPVC French doors in an elegant frame that clips onto the window frame itself with little effort. They look stunning and give a wide choice of options.
These are still a very popular option choice, as they are an effective way of offering a large door opening, whilst being more cost-effective than bi fold doors. Furthermore, they are available in many different colours with anthracite being en vogue at the moment. In terms of blind coverings, we are slightly restricted as certain blind types don’t work well on large windows, and also perfect fit can’t be used as there is not enough room for the doors to open with the blinds fitted on the frames. Here are some suggestions for blinds for sliding doors:
Our vertical and roller blinds come with a small & discreet motor which is fitted inside the track of the vertical blind and inside the barrel unit of the roller blind. The motor unit can be powered by a battery which can be recharged, or it can be plugged into the mains. They are then operated by remote control, allowing the user to select the desired position of the blind with ease.
Still not sure? Check out the door blinds inspiration gallery!
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