Everyone has had vinyl verticals in their home at least once. We've heard all the issues. Vanes always breaking off, plastic clanking, and just look cheap. Style has changed drastically since then. The options are endless, I promise you aren't stuck with vinyls anymore.
A beautiful option for your sliding door is the Luminette made by Hunter Douglas. Gives you a drapery look but the same function as a vertical. The vanes can rotate a full 180 degrees allowing you to have total control on the amount of light coming in or privacy. While still giving you style, the shades also provide 75% UV ray protection so the sun will not damage your furniture. The Luminette comes in a variety of natural tones to compliment any room!
Another option is a roman shade that operates vertically called a Vignette Traversed made by Hunter Douglas. These shades are energy efficient, blocking 75% of UV rays and will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They even reduce noise, so if you live by a busy road or freeway, this could be a great option for you. The shades can pull from the left, from the right, or even split draw and come to the center. There are so many custom style options available to compliment your home.
A very popular look right now are these fabric sliding panels made by Horizons. Very simple, sleek, and modern looking. Available in a variety of fabrics including, light filtering, room darkening, even sheer weave. Sliding panels give you so many ways of controlling light and privacy. They are so versatile while still giving you style.
If you're looking for a more natural woven look, the Averté made by Horizons is exactly what you're looking for. There are hundreds of woven fabrics to choose from in a variety of earthy tones including white and gray. You have 3 privacy options available. You can either have just the woven fabric, a privacy liner on the back of the shade, or a room darkening liner on the back. Both liners are white to the back to give you a clean look on the outside of your home.
With Norman Shutters, you can have bi-fold panels or by-pass sliding panels. Bi-fold panels hinge together and stack on the sides together. By-pass sliding panels slide on a track and stack on the sides. Pictured to the left are bi-fold panels. If you have french doors, you have the option of mounting shutters on the door as pictured on the right. Shutters look stunning in homes, you'll always love them!
If you're looking for a vertical shade that will keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter, a cellular slider is the best option. They are the same material as cellular shades just flipped vertically to operate side to side. Cell shades are the most insulating shades on the market. They are so simple to operate just open manually with your hand. They are even available motorized! Of course, what isn't. There are many colors and fabric options, your choices are far from limited.
I know that was a lot to take in! As you can see, you have so many design options to choose from. You can finally throw out those vinyl verticals!
By Ellie Rieser