Q: I want vertical blinds for my patio door, but don't like traditional styles. What other options are there?
A: What a great question! Traditional vertical blinds certainly have their place, but a lot of manufacturers have come up with some stunning alternatives. Hunter Douglas has a cellular shade that works like a vertical blind but looks and functions like a cellular shade. It looks amazing!
YourBlinds also carries a vertical blind that works a lot like solar shades. It's a flat panel that slides across your window that blocks harsh sunlight, but still preserves your view. If your patio has a great view, this might be your best options.
Comfortex and Bali also have options in sheer and light filtering vertical shades. These work more like traditional vertical blinds but, instead of separate vanes, these are linked together with a sheer fabric. Close the vanes for more privacy or open them for filtered light. They come in lots of colors and look great!