Curtains for sliding glass doors are curtains that cover sliding glass doors. Sliding glass doors in themselves are most commonly used as a connection between the house and the backyard, or as access to a balcony. The curtain is used to both protect a room from sunlight and to decorate the room, but it also has an important safety function – it makes people realize that there is a window there, which may or may not be open. This is especially important in houses where young children live or are regular visitors, to avoid accidents. A strong and secure curtain rail is also needed in this regard, so that the curtain does not fall and break the glass.
A sliding glass door is meant to be used for access, primarily to a backyard or balcony. Because of this, curtains for sliding glass doors should be able to be tucked away to prevent people tripping over them when passing through the doorway. Therefore, they should be made of a material that is easily stored away behind a tie or sash. As a glass door is often an important light source for a room, maybe consider using a translucent material, which will allow a certain amount of light in. Light colors, such as grays, creams, and light blues are ideal for such curtains in this respect. In addition to this, you may wish to leave the sliding door slightly ajar, particularly during the summer months, to allow a light breeze to enter the house. Again, a lighter material is preferable for your curtains to facilitate this. Also, bear in mind that this curtain will probably require more regular cleaning than many curtains in your house – a lightweight material is better in this regard. Maybe have a look at pictures of examples of such curtains in households to gain inspiration in regard to the type that you would wish to have in your own house.
As the curtain will be open for much of the time, particularly in the summer months, simple designs are preferable to overly decorated and intricate ones. Another factor that you should take into consideration is that if the door is to be used during the night time, the curtain will have to be open, potentially letting insects into the house. It is therefore a good idea to consider installing some netting, in addition to your curtain, so as to reduce this problem. Curtains for sliding glass doors can make a beautiful addition to your house, and also improve its safety for children and adults alike.