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How To Use Curtains With Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors are a popular option and they’re mostly appreciated for the fact that they allow us to save space but also because they look elegant, sophisticated and stylish. But since they’re pretty much just big windows they don’t offer much privacy so hanging curtains is one of the options to deal with the problem.

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Hang a thin metal rod close to the ceiling to maintain a simple and uniform look. The long curtains can cover the entire wall, not just the sliding glass doors.

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Not all sliding glass doors are huge but even the smaller ones need curtains if you value your privacy. Areas such as the kitchen don’t need those heavy curtains like bedrooms do. The curtains don’t have to block all the light. In fact, it’s best if they don’t.

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Match the curtains to the color of the wall so that, when you decide to use them, they’ll look inconspicuous. Plus, you can match the hardware to your lighting fixtures and other accent details.

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A valance can be added to hide the curtain fittings. It can be made of wood to match the window frames and window sills like in this case. It’s a look that works well in a traditional or rustic setting.

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A curtain that blends in seamlessly is often ideal. So try to match it to the color palette of the room or the sliding door frame. In this case, the overall décor allows the curtains to look like a natural accessory.

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The curtain rod can be installed on the ceiling so that the curtains cover the wall from top to bottom. It’s a particularly nice option for the bedrooms where it’s important for the décor to look and feel harmonious.

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Even better, the curtains hanging system can look like a part of the door’s design. In other words, the rod wouldn’t stand out and the curtains will look like an organic part of the whole design and décor.

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And when the hardware is not hidden, it could match other elements in the room, for example the bed frame or the headboard.{found on jodifoster}.

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It’s also possible to opt for something other than your usual curtains. A variety of other window treatments can also be applied to sliding glass doors. For example, take a look at these blinds. They appear to be bamboo shades.{found on ownbydesign}.

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Of course, you can opt to have no curtains at all and let the sunlight invade the room. It’s something to consider in the case of social areas such as the living room or the dining space but not private zones.{found on griffinenrightarchitects}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on March 21, 2011

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