Bi-fold and sliding doors are often the centrepiece in a room. They might show off views or lead into outdoor entertaining spaces. Whatever sliding door covering you choose needs to be both practical and stylish.
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Why should I cover my sliding or bi-fold doors?
Flexibility. Being able to cover sliding or bifold doors when needed allows you to change how you use the room. Linked Blinds allow extra flexibility, as you can control multiple blinds with a single chain or motor, and have different blinds open or closed at the same time.
Light control. Sun glare through big windows can make it difficult to see a TV or computer screen. Light filtering or Sunscreen Blinds allow you to diffuse light when needed, giving your room a soft glow rather than a harsh glare.
Insulation. Sliding and bi-fold doors usually have a large expanse of glass. Covering glass with blinds or curtains insulates your space, helping to keep heat in during winter, and keep heat out in summer.
Dramatically reduced energy costs. Energy-efficient window coverings for sliding glass doors reduce the need for heating and cooling, and as a result decrease your carbon footprint and energy bills.
Privacy. Light Filtering blinds provide total daytime privacy and limited night-time privacy. Sunscreen Blinds will allow you to see out during the daytime, but passers-by outside won’t be able to see you. This ensures you can enjoy a view through your sliding doors while maintaining privacy. At night-time you won’t be able to see outside, but if you have the lights on, passers-by will be able to see you.
- Style. Being clever with the design of your sliding door covering can transform the look of a room. Highlight a sliding door by adding statement curtains or hide away a large expanse of glass by covering it with a minimalist blind.
The DIY Blinds Way
Because we’re Australian Owned and Made, we understand the climate you live in. We can help you customise your curtains or blinds for maximum insulation, privacy, light control and still meet your specific needs and personal style.
Book a design consultation to get ideas on the best bi-fold or sliding door coverings for your home.
How do I choose a covering for my sliding or bi-fold doors?
Here’s what to think about when you’re considering ideas for blinds or curtains to cover your sliding or bi-fold doors.
What type of fabric should I choose?
We offer customers access to our exclusive fabric and colour ranges, available only with DIY Blinds. Different fabrics provide varying levels of light control, insulation and privacy. Sheer or coarsely woven fabrics can be great for light filtering, while Blockout Blinds often have acrylic linings that stop heat escaping your home in winter.
If you’re using curtains, lined fabrics have great thermal properties, and can look luxe hanging either side of a sliding or bi-fold door. Sheer curtains will give a soft texture and can beautifully frame a door or window.
Which blinds are best for covering bi-fold or sliding doors?
Depending on the style of your home, and what function you’d like your window covering to perform, there are several options for sliding and bi-fold door coverings. Discover the best style to suit your home here.
The DIY Blinds Way
Learn how to measure and install sliding or bifold door coverings here. At DIY Blinds we give you all the information you need to measure and install your window coverings. If you’re not feeling confident we can help you design, measure and install your curtains. You can also book a free online design consultation for personalised advice.
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Choose your free samples online and we’ll deliver them by express post to your door.
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Customise your order
Choose your blinds, shutters or curtains, order online, then we’ll take care of the rest.
We’ll deliver your Australian-made blinds direct for you to install using our easy guides.
Prefer not to install it yourself? We’ll do it for you. Check if professional installation is available in your area.
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