A customer in Maryland wanted to know what type of blind I would suggest for her sliding patio door that would match her existing wood blinds. I think nothing adds sophistication to a room like the warmth of real wood blinds. Whether you match the color of your wood window trim or contrast it with another color, the classic appeal of wood adds a richness that will enhance your décor. Until now, if you had a sliding patio door, there were not many wood options available, but now there are matching wood vertical blinds as well for a distinctive designer look.
Some areas of Maryland have more contemporary homes that demand sleek window fashions. For covering wide windows, huge banks of windows, or oversized patio doors, sliding panel track blinds may be just what you’re looking for. With minimalist styling and sleek tracks, panel track blinds are a modern alternative to vertical blinds or drapery. Fabric panels are available in a huge variety of types, styles and textures, from woven woods to solar screen fabrics.
Some people choose drapery instead of blinds because they prefer the softness and richness, not to mention the added warmth and endless design possibilities. Whether you choose off-the rack, ready-made drapery or more sophisticated drapery, they can really add to the personality of your room. There are so many options to customize your look, including the type of pleat, amount of fullness, fabric, trims, poles and rods, plus the various ways to hang the drapes (rings, ties, grommets, hooks, rod pocket and more). Your local Maryland department store is a good place to begin your search for blinds or drapery so you can see the different types, styles and finishes available. You can then expand your search online, and in the case of drapery, your possibilities are infinite. Take a look around your local fabric store to see their drapery fabrics, and if you need more ideas, consult an interior designer. Designers have access to many more fabrics and to workrooms who can make custom draperies in the style of your dreams.