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8 Patio Door Curtain Ideas

The choices seem limitless when it comes to window treatments for your patio door. From blackouts to sheers, here are 10 patio door curtain ideas to consider for your door.

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Blackout Printed Curtains

While there are times you want to enjoy the sunlight, there are other times you need to keep it out, especially in a bedroom. These blackout curtains block up to 95 percent of the sun’s light while bringing some style to your room.

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Sheer Door Curtains

Sheer curtains are a good choice if you want to enjoy some of the sun’s natural light while also having a bit of privacy. These sheer curtains come in several different colors that complement any decor, making them one of our favorite patio door curtain ideas

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Honeycomb Shades

If curtains don’t work with your decor, consider shades for your patio door. These honeycomb shades are great for both cold and warm clients as they increase energy efficiency. According to the manufacturer, “Their honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and energy bills.”

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Indoor/Outdoor Curtains

An indoor/outdoor curtain is a great option if your patio doors are often left open to let the air in. The curtains are made to withstand the elements as they are mildew resistant, water repellent and offer some UV protection. Buyers noted they were easy to hang, are well-made and hold up nicely.

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French Door Curtains

Available in a variety of colors, these French door curtains block out up to 95 percent of the sun’s unwanted light and also help insulate your home during the colder months. When it comes to patio door curtain ideas, some people say the ability to block out all light when needed is a must.

“We bought these for the French doors in our bedroom,” said one buyer. “We needed something that looked great but would block light. These arrived and are perfect. We ordered the Platinum color. The fabric is a nice thick quality and works great for blocking light!”

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Shutters are another attractive option for patio doors. These hardwood shutters are available in more than 15 colors and several sizes, making them a great choice for adding some privacy and blocking out some sunlight.

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Sliding Panels

Forget traditional fabric curtains and check out these sliding panels for your patio doors. You might think they’d be tricky to install, but they’re not! In fact, this is one of the easiest to install patio door curtain ideas.

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Sheer Waterproof Curtains

If you like to leave your patio door open to let the breeze in and are worried about your curtains getting wet, these outdoor sheer curtains may be a good option for you. Shown here hung on a pergola, these mildew-and-water-resistant curtains work equally well on patio doors.

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Rachel Brougham
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