Providing an opportunity to maximise the space and light of an opening, bifold doors can be a fabulous addition to any property. Not only do aluminium bifold doors provide a strong, extremely durable and flexible […]
Of course, one of the great things about bi-fold doors is the fact that they’re great for space-saving and allow in a vast amount of natural light in through their glass panels. Whilst this is great during the daytime when you would like to enhance the feeling of space and openness, it may not be ideal for later evening and night time, when you’d like a little more privacy.
What’s more, external bi-fold doors are often used to connect an outdoor patio with the interior of your home and therefore, if your garden or outdoor space is overlooked, you may again choose to dress your folding doors with curtains or blinds.
That’s why, many property owners with bi-fold doors in the home choose to have curtains or blinds fitted.
Dressing Your Bi-fold Doors
If you’ve decided to dress your bi-fold doors, you’ll first need to decide on whether you’d prefer curtains or blinds. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and, unlike standard doors, you’ll need to think about how your choice of dressing will affect the function of your doors.
Although it is possible to fit curtains and blinds to bi-fold doors, you’ll want to consider which will be the most effective choice for you.
Fitting Curtains to Your Bi-fold Doors
There is nothing more comforting and cosier than having a warming curtain fitted on the inside of an external door to block any drafts and enhance the feeling of homeliness to your interior. Lightweight and light-coloured curtains can also add to the privacy of your home, portraying a modern and airy feel.
If you want a homely, insulating curtain, you should bear in mind that when having curtains fitted to your bi-fold doors, they can become extremely heavy when made of thick fabric, therefore, you may want to consider a lighter fabric option, particularly when your bi-fold doors cover a large surface area.
Lighter fabrics include: Voile, Organza and Silk. Other options may be: Velvet, cotton, muslin or linen.
Choosing Blinds for Your Bi-fold Doors
If blinds are a preference for our home, perhaps you want to portray a modern aesthetic or feel that curtains would be an impractical choice, then investing in some blinds may be the right choice for you.
You can choose from a range of blinds, including roller blinds, roman blinds and vertical panel blinds. Roller blinds tend to take up less space, while roman blinds gather at the top of your door. Therefore, if you are looking for maximal light to come through roller blinds may be your best bet.
What to Remember when Dressing Your Bi-fold Doors
- Don’t be afraid to buy curtains made from synthetic fabric.
Although it isn’t necessarily sensible to opt for the cheapest fabric available, many synthetic fabrics are both effective and aesthetically pleasing, and can save you a considerable amount of money.
- Get specific measurements.
Measure up! Whether you are opting for curtains or blinds, it is essential that you get the specific measurements of your bi-fold doors. The last thing you want is to buy an expensive dressing for your bi-fold doors only to find that they’re not fit for use.
- Do your research
Don’t just opt for the first set of curtains or blinds you come across, do your research into which curtains and blinds will suit your bi-fold doors and property interior.