Patio doors can be a great design feature in your home, giving you easy access to the outdoors and increasing the amount of natural light that can enter, making rooms appear brighter and more spacious. Although more natural light is undoubtedly a welcome benefit, patio door blinds provide the perfect way to control how much you let in, as well as increasing privacy and aiding with insulation. The question is what blinds are best for patio doors? Well, we have the answers, so here in our expert guide, we’ll walk you through the various types of patio door blinds to help you make a decision as to which is best for your situation.

Things to Consider

The type of blind you choose for your patio doors may be influenced by several factors including:

  • The style of patio door you have – is it sliding, or hinged?
  • Whether you are overlooked and wish to improve your privacy
  • How often you use your patio doors and whether you use them independently
  • Whether you are looking for blinds to improve your light control
  • How you want your room to look with the blinds opened and closed

By forming some answers to these questions, you’ll be able to see more clearly which of the below styles of blinds fit your criteria, so we suggest taking a moment to have a think about what it is you want from your blinds.

The Best Blinds for Patio Doors

 1. Roller Blinds

When it comes to light control and an easy transition from day to night, roller blinds are hard to beat, offering a cost-effective and practical way to regulate how much light you let into the room. For complete coverage, there’s even a range of blackout roller blinds available, blocking even the harshest of sunlight. Operated by a chain or remote control, roller blinds can be rolled up or down depending on how much light you wish to allow in, ultimately closing completely for full privacy. As a timeless blind style, roller blinds come in a very wide variety of colors, styles, fabrics, and finishes to meet virtually any stylistic requirement.

 2. Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are another very popular option for patio doors, reducing glare and providing light control while offering a degree of privacy even in their more open position. For high-use patio doors, Venetian blinds can easily be tailored to each door independently, enabling the doors to be used with the blinds in position. Whether you prefer a warmer wooden look, streamlined aluminium or lightweight and realist PVC, there is a wide range of Venetian blinds for patio doors available, ensuring that you are able to achieve the look you want without compromise.

 3. Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are a practical and stylish choice for any home, offering tailored privacy and light control over large areas of glass. Vertical patio door blinds can provide gentle light diffusion whilst offering complete privacy with their slats closed, or they can have their slats open to varying degrees when additional natural light is needed. For instance, when you wish to let the outside in completely, the blinds can be fully folded back to hang like a curtain at the side of the door, and then easily pulled back across to transition from day-to-night. Vertical blinds are very easy to tailor to almost any width and so make a great option for sliding doors.

Measuring For Patio Door Blinds

Whatever the style of blind you choose and whether you are measuring for conservatory door blinds, sliding patio door blinds, or hinged patio door blinds, the success of how your blinds fit lies in the measuring process. Because every door is different, we suggest always having an expert on hand to help you through the process, which is why we offer a 100% free, no-obligation, quote and measuring service.

In conclusion

Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are all excellent choices for patio doors, offering privacy and light control without hindering the usage of the doors. With each style coming in a wide range of colours, materials and finishes there’s bound to be a blind to suit your design requirements and to complete your aesthetic. If you are looking for roller blinds for patio doors, Venetian blinds for patio doors, or vertical blinds for patio doors, then you’ll find a full and extensive range with us here at To take advantage of our free quote and blind measuring service then give us a call today on 01702 559 969.

Best Patio Door Blinds

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