What will look good for drapes on my patio door?

what if I want to drape only or cover patio door only too block sunshine
what will look good
or all windows?

q drape on patio door
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 29, 2017
    Personally I would not cover up those beautiful windows. As for the sliding door consider verticals this way you will have light during the day and privacy for night time.
  • Crista Crista on Mar 30, 2017
    I have 2 sets of sliders on same wall, (condo) one we use one we do not, but I put long room darkening curtains that are thermal lined to keep heat in on curtain rods with 3 curtains on each, camel, brick red, camel over each door, we tie back the side that we use the doors and then untie when we want privacy or to darken to watch movies.
    • Bbunny42 Bbunny42 on Apr 08, 2017
      I did much the same thing. I have a set of sliders in my living room and two five foot windows a short distance away. I found some great 50" wide curtains at Target about seven years ago for $24.99 each and used these on both the windows and doors. On the right-hand patio door that opens, I installed a curved metal tie-back/hold-back in the usual place -- midway down the curtain, then I installed the other one about a foot off the floor to keep the curtain from blowing into the door when it is open. Works great! These have been great curtains, but I am changing out my LR decor and will put up something else. You can be sure these will be washed and put into the blanket box for use again!
  • Sas16616227 Sas16616227 on Mar 30, 2017
    Solar shades are pricey but I love them! We have purchased some and made some. The shades we made are easy. We measured the window, added enough to make a pocket at the top and bottom of the shade cloth. We put spring rods in each pocket and pop them on the outside of the window seasonally. Like you would a storm window. It is perfect for windows that are stationary and windows we do not operate during the summer. Of course you can put the solar shade on the inside of the window but my preference is to keep solar gain from entering The house. Our maximum temps here in southern Utah can hit 114.
  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on Mar 30, 2017
    Consider using a cling film instead of drapes, it's easy to install, doesn't use glue so no mess when you are tired of it. It's available in several designs and also in different widths and lengths. I used it because I don't like mirrored doors and couldn't afford to replace four doors which are a custom size. I purchased it on amazon.com.
  • Eloise Eloise on Apr 01, 2017
    Check pinterest.com and type "patio door window treatment" into the search block. You may find something there that works for you. https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=patio%20door%20window%20treatments&eq=patio%20door%20&etslf=8696&term_meta[]=patio%7Cautocomplete%7C2&term_meta[]=door%7Cautocomplete%7C2&term_meta[]=window%7Cautocomplete%7C2&term_meta[]=treatments%7Cautocomplete%7C2
  • Teresa Teresa on Apr 02, 2017
    Have them tinted like car windows
  • Regina Fazenbaker Regina Fazenbaker on Apr 03, 2017
    We put the tinting on our windows to block out harmful sun rays and heat but not cover the window or block the beautiful Carolina Blue sky!! the tinting was somewhat easy to install, it just clings when you get it wet!! the windows that we had to use a ladder for were a little tricky, but we did it ourselves!!TIP- cut cardboard the size of windows to use to cut tint film, instead of trying to size it in window!!
  • Fla22344742 Fla22344742 on Apr 04, 2017
    Go buy some walking dead sower curtains and hang them up there
  • Fla22344742 Fla22344742 on Apr 04, 2017
    Goo gone will help with taking the tinting off as when ypu peel i off leaves back the sticky film.
  • Regina Fazenbaker Regina Fazenbaker on Apr 04, 2017
    YES! We just had some tinting taken off a window at our community clubhouse and replaced, due to damage from people taping decorations to the window and ripped the tinting!!