Curtains and drapes are not only limited to windows. Even sliding doors can benefit from these window treatments. With this cheerful and colorful makeover, you instantly boost your interior’s visual appeal. To make this work, you need to consider making accommodations for the doors’ functional purpose.
Consider the Doors’ Function
Window treatments are meant to revitalize your sliding doors, but that doesn’t mean you render them useless. Doors can still be functional as long as you choose the right treatment and accompanying accessories. For instance, you can use tiebacks to secure the curtains, especially when they hang on the side with the door handle. For valances or Roman shades, you can mount them high above the sliding door frame. This way, the hem won’t brush the heads of anyone passing through them.
Keep It Simple
Like bare windows, sliding doors provide wide vistas and let natural light indoors. Finding the right curtain, however, can be tricky. Sometimes, keeping it simple is all it takes. Treatments hung on rings are easy to push aside to keep the doors – and the outdoor living area – accessible.
Preserve Foot Traffic
Window treatments don’t have to impede entry and exit through the sliding doors. For this, use a curtain rod that is long enough to cover even just a small area beyond the top door frame. In doing so, you can get the curtains or drapes out of the way and brighten up your room as the sun shines outside. Also, find a color for the treatments that follow the overall interior scheme. For example, a soft shade of blue curtains matches well with a neutral interior.
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