I have an old six-foot sliding glass door in my family room, and I have had a vertical on the door for years. It has worked well but it is time to change it. What is new and exciting?
That is a great question and I do have some EXCITING choices for you! Since you didn't tell me what style your home is, let me give you some choices.
1. If your home style is Contemporary or Transitional (which is a mix of styles), you might like Skyline® Gliding Window Panels. The design was influenced by an Italian window covering, but made better in America. It comes in so many wonderful fabrics including my favorite, which is like ultra suede. I also love shutters on a sliding glass door. It has such a bold look and with the by-pass system it functions great.
2. If you prefer a Traditional style, you will love Luminette® Privacy Sheers. I also would recommend what I did in my home: two Silhouette® window shadings on one headrail. Pirouette® window shadings can be mounted two-on-one headrail as well. This configuration allows you to operate each window fashion independently so that you can go freely in and out of the door while still enjoying partial privacy.
With these four suggestions you will have the latest, most exciting look.