If you have glass sliding doors in your home, then outfitting your sliding door is needed. This is because sliding doors can reflect the lights outside to ho inside. So, adding window treatments can be a good idea to both limit the lights and add more privacy. However, choosing window treatments for sliding doors is challenging and should be based in many considerations.
You can think about how you use the sliding doors in your daily life. The traffic needed from the door and the amount of light you want to get from the door are what should be considered. You have to look at around the sliding doors as well. if your room is plain and the door will be focal point, you have to choose an attractive one, but if the room already has a focal point, you have to balance it with the right window treatments for sliding doors.
An elegant window treatment for sliding door is shoji screen, a Japanese wood and rice paper screen. You can mount the shoji doors on the glass sliding doors and it will give you the look of shoji inside and the look of glass outside. You can also make it yourself by stretching semi translucent fabrics over a wooden frame. If you want to add a subtle look in your door, you can use vertiglide shades that move along a sideways track horizontally.
If you don’t really put privacy and light into consideration, you can treat tour sliding door just like a window. Simply throw a swag over the top or apply indoor shutters to give a whimsical look. If the sliding door doesn’t get much traffic, you can hang shades at various levels to create a mosaic look. Those are some ideas of window treatments for sliding doors that you can use to give both privacy and certain amount of lights.