Guide to Panel Blinds

Guide to Panel Blinds

What are Panel Glide blinds?

Panel Glide blinds (also known as Panel blinds or Panel track blinds) are a vertically-hanging indoor blind similar to Vertical blinds, except they are made from thicker vertical slats, providing plenty of coverage for your room.

Panel blinds slide horizontally across a track to give your room excellent light control.

These blinds are also a very popular blind option for sliding doors as they can slide along with the doors to maintain privacy while keeping full and unrestricted access to the door. 

Benefits of choosing Panel Glide blinds

An elegant blind option for your home

The size and scale of Panel blinds make them a great statement blind. They don’t look more elegant than a standard blind, but don’t cost as much as a designer range blind!

Flexible lighting options

Panel blinds give you plenty of control over incoming light. They can be stacked to the side so you can enjoy the view and plenty of sunlight, or closed to block out light when needed.

Can be customised

Panel blinds are available in a range of colours and fabric options to fully fit your lighting and decor needs. Depending on your needs, you can find a good fit.

Panel blinds are great for sliding doors

As Panel blinds can be designed to be opened from either end of the track, they provide complete coverage and privacy without blocking any of the doorway.

Can be used as a room divider

An added benefit of Panel blinds is that they aren’t just a great window or sliding door blind, they can also be used as a room divider.

To do this, the track can be attached to the ceiling rather than the top of a door or window frame and can create an entirely new and private space without undergoing a costly renovation!

How to clean Panel blinds

Keeping your Panel blinds clean mainly requires a simple dust over with a microfiber cloth or a feather duster to remove any build-up of dust.

If you need to clean a dirty mark off of your blinds, you’ll need a damp cloth and soap. It’s important to remember to fully wring out the cloth as you don’t want any excess water on your blinds.

Where to install Panel Glide blinds

Due to the scale of these blinds, Panel blinds are best suited to bedrooms and living areas. It’s not recommended that they are installed in bathrooms or kitchens. They could be installed in a laundry, provided you have good ventilation.

Custom Panel blinds

Custom Panel blinds are a great way to make your space work perfectly and to fit your aesthetic. When you choose your blinds, you can also choose the fabric, colour or pattern.

Fabric options for Panel blinds

There are three fabric options to choose from when deciding on your new blinds. These are blockout, sunscreen and translucent fabric.

For bedrooms or living rooms, blockout fabric is a good option as it gives you the flexibility to create darkness at any time.

For any room with direct sunlight, sunscreen fabric should be considered, as it helps protects your furniture and reduce some of the UV strength, helping to regulate the temperature in your home.

Translucent fabric is a nice option for an aesthetic finish and soft glow in your room. Similar to a sheer curtain, this fabric lets in plenty of light, while maintaining your privacy.

If you’re not sure about what the right colour or fabric for your room is, you can order up to 6 free samples!

Measuring your windows for Panel blinds

To make sure you measure the right areas of your window or sliding door, we’ve put together a handy measuring guide for Panel blinds! Make sure to pay close attention to whether you want to install your blinds as a recess fit or a face fit.

A recess fit is where your blinds will sit within the window reveal, whereas a face fit is where your blinds sit outside and over the reveal.

How to install Panel blinds

Installing DIY Panel Glide blinds is very straightforward and can be done as a weekend project.

To find detailed instructions and steps on installing your blinds, head to our website to download the Panel blinds installation guide.

Interested in DIY Panel blinds for your home? Why not get in touch! You can reach us via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041. They'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!

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