What could I put as a window topper for this slider?


Looking for creative suggestions for a window topper for this slider. Had vertical blinds but took them down. Cant have anything that hangs too low because we go in and out to the patio.

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 11, 2019

    I like it without anything! If you want some privacy looking from the outside into the house put some privacy window film on the glass sliding doors.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 11, 2019

    a nice big natural piece of reclaimed wood or natural wood with some ambient lighting behind it just set neatly in space above door

  • Pat Pat on Apr 11, 2019

    Grommet drapes?

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 12, 2019

    I would recommend a valance. There are many ideas of simple ones, padded ones (easy to make with no sew) and darling ideas if you click on "explore projects" then "decorate" then "windows" and you will see many more ideas than I could list. I have chosen one for you Gail, I hope it helps: https://www.hometalk.com/categories/decorate/windows/valances

  • Debbie Romanski Debbie Romanski on Apr 12, 2019

    I used full Roman shades on my sliders at one point. This also helped to keep the cold air out because they were insulated. If you mount near the ceiling when not extended they hang just a bit below the top of the slider. If you just want a valance you could do the same thing and maybe also put them on the windows.

  • SM SM on Apr 12, 2019

    I would put a piece of artwork above it.

  • Dolly Syrek Dolly Syrek on Apr 12, 2019

    I would make a cornice out of foam board that goes from the outside edge of window on the left to the outside edge of the window on the right. Hang high just to the ceiling and long enough to cover the topper on the shades. Use whatever fabric you like that coordinates with your room.

  • Cry22488062 Cry22488062 on Apr 12, 2019

    I would build easy crown molding tops for all windows. They will provide nice look without being in the way. They don't require much skill to build and won't look too busy!

  • Oliva Oliva on Apr 12, 2019

    Grommet draperies for privacy. Otherwise, hang a thin rod and use smaller drapery clips to attach square cloth napkins with a color and design you like on the rod. The cloths can be overlapped, as desired, but will not be in the way when door is opened or closed.

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 12, 2019

    You didn't say why you want a "topper" above your slider. Is it just for decoration?

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 13, 2019

    In that case Gail, I agree with others that a colorful long narrow valance would look great. I believe there are kits you can buy for the frame or you can make one from lightweight wood or even foam. I made one from a thin wood from Lowe's then stapled some padding on it before covering it in a pretty fabric. It wasn't hard.

  • William William on Apr 15, 2019

    If you go with a cornice board you would also need to do the same for the side windows. Otherwise it would look off. Cornice boards on the slider and windows would look good and cohesive. The door frame is lower and the windows are slightly higher. It does look off as it is.


  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Apr 17, 2019

    How about mounting pretty pieces of driftwood or some gently weathered trim. It would dress the top but won't have to match the side windows.

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