What is the difference between curtains and panel glide blinds?
Panel glide blinds are a versatile and elegant shading option for large windows, bi fold doors or sliding doors. They have a more contemporary appeal than curtains, and are essentially a modern version of vertical blinds with very wide panels. The main similarity panel glide blinds have to curtains and vertical blinds is that they slide across tracks fitted above sliding doors or larger windows, and stack together either against the wall or within the window/door cavity. When they stack against the wall alongside the door or window cavity, panel glide blinds allow full access to the door opening and a completely unobscured view of the outdoors, allowing plenty of natural light into the home.
What to consider when buying panel glide blinds?
The wide panels are a feature of the panel blinds’ stylish design, which means they are better suited to rooms of generous proportions with wide sliding doorways or supersized windows. If you don’t have a room, doors or windows that have large proportions, you may find panel glide blinds potentially dominating in a smaller room.
When choosing the fabric for your panel glide blinds remember that their sheer size means they have the potential to make a strong statement in the room, so choose your colours and designs with this in mind.
Panel glide blinds can be an effective blind to use as a room divider. Perhaps you have a large bedroom or family with a study nook, a European laundry or even a children’s bedroom where siblings need defined spaces. Versatile panel glides are a fantastic and stylish room divider, opening up or closing off spaces in any room of the house.
What kind of décor do panel glide blinds suit?
If you’re after a fresh and modern look for your room, then our range of panel glide blinds could be just what you’re looking for when covering sliding or bi fold doors and larger windows.
As a decorating tool the wide panels are a great way of introducing strong lines to your modern space but if you want an unobtrusive look ensure that your chosen fabric colour matches the room’s paint palette so that the blinds can blend into the décor somewhat.
Like vertical blinds, panel glide blinds offer both complete and partial privacy, light and temperature control. When fully open they have subtle, understated elegance and when fully closed they can be a strong or subtle feature depending on your choice of fabric. The blinds work very well with glass sliding doors as the wide panels can be opened quickly and easily to allow access in and out of the room.
What kind of windows are they best for?
Carpet Court’s range of panel glide blinds can work in most spaces but the bigger than average-sized panels makes them a particularly good choice for covering larger windows. While they can work extremely well in virtually any room, there is no doubt that they can appear more striking in open space environments. The blinds themselves are made from flat, wide panels of fabric and are very simple to use. Using a wand control, they cleverly slide across and stack behind each other to take up as little room as possible when open and allow the maximum amount of natural light through your windows.
What colours are available?
There are so many colour options available that it’s probably easier to ask what colours aren’t available in our range of panel glide blinds! To add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral room, why not have some fun with the Chelsea, Vibe or Stanza ranges which give you a choice of vibrant purples and blues? For a contrasting neutral shade, take a look at Cadence, Concorde or Icon for a selection of subtle tones rather than colours. Choosing neutral or earthy colours with textures and patterns can also add another dimension to a room and there are plenty to choose from.
Where can I get expert advice on blinds from?
Across Australia you will find locally owned and operated Carpet Court stores doing so much more than just selling flooring. Carpet Court offers a fantastic selection of stunning blind fabrics and styles to create your beautiful made-to-measure blinds. Pop into your local store where the friendly and helpful team are on hand to provide expert advice and help you navigate through the vast array of style, design and colour options. Their goal is to assist you in finding the best window dressing solution for your home.
Visit your local Carpet Court store and browse our range of blinds to suit any space. Begin by searching for your closest store in either VIC, NSW, SA, QLD, TAS, ACT, WA or NT.
How do you clean panel glide blinds?
All window coverings should be cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you opt for panel glide blinds in your family home with young children, you may find you need to clean them more often than other types of blinds, simply because young children will love hiding behind them! Marks or grubby fingerprints can simply be sponged off but always check the cleaning instructions first.