Patio Shades, Blinds, Curtains & Other Patio Window Treatments

Outdoor Window Treatments Designed for Your Outdoor Space

An Escape

If relaxing in the warm California sun sounds like your idea of a good time, you likely have a patio, a balcony, or a lovely porch at your home where you can go to unwind.

Patio doors are a convenient feature that welcomes guests from your living room, kitchen, or dining room directly to the back patio or a deck with a view. For families with outdoor seating or pets, your patio doors see plenty of action requiring you to equip your patio door with a durable window treatment and a functional fit for your patio sliding doors!

Patio Vertical Blinds

A Lesson from Social Distancing: Build Better Outdoor Space

Outdoor spaces allow you to escape from the hustle of office life and being at school. If a positive trend came out of the stressful quarantine and social distancing measures, we are turning to the backyard and other outdoor spaces for reprieve.

Dress Up Large Expanses Of Glass—With Shades, Blinds & Curtains That Do More Than Simply Look Good

Why leave expansive patio windows or oversized sliding-glass doors bare when you can add style and function with window treatments? Doing so gives you a trifecta of outdoor shades benefits: you can manage natural light, create privacy when you want it, and add a layer of insulation over the glass.

Sliding Panel Shade For Patio Door

Control the Sun With Patio Curtains, Blinds, or Shades

The sun can be overzealous at times, and when you start to feel less like a sunbather and more like a box of fast food under a heat lamp, you may wish you had another option than crawling back into the artificially controlled climate of your home. As it happens, you have another option: custom patio window treatments from your friends at 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings!

At 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings, we offer a range of solutions that helps protect you from harsh sunlight, glare, sun exposure, harmful UV rays, and privacy for your patio, including:

Patio Blinds

If you prefer blinds over curtains, we offer a range of choices to meet your needs. Outdoor blinds are manufactured using moisture-resistant material. These durable window treatment solutions are perfect for any room in the home, even bathrooms, kitchens, and more.

Outdoor Blinds

Our outdoor blinds can be opened and closed as desired, and they can even be operated using motorization technology so you won't have to move from your patio chair.

Café Blinds

Café blinds (alfresco blinds, bistro blinds, pergola blinds, alfresco blinds, or patio blinds) are window treatments that help divide and border your patio space. These outdoor shades are the perfect solution for creating an enclosed, all-weather outdoor sitting area.

Vertical Blinds

Everyone is familiar with vertical blinds as the defacto sliding door window covering. And you either love them—or not. And there's a reason vertical blinds are widely used, and they are and will remain the gold standard, a 'go-to' if you will for sliding glass doors.

Patio Door Curtains

Patio Curtains

Spruce up the appearance of your outdoor space with a customized design to meet your aesthetic. Our patio and outdoor curtains are made with fade-resistant fabric, various styles, and color options! Keep the curtains drawn or partially drawn during the afternoon for shade, and open them entirely in the morning or evening for total exposure when the sun is less intense.

Patio Shades

For the ultimate shade from the sun — and privacy from your neighbors peeking through the fence — our patio shades deliver. As with our other window treatments, there are numerous ways to customize your shades, which can also be motorized.

Vertical Cellular Shades

Vertical Cellular Shades

An elegant and functional window treatment, Vertical Cellular Shades have layered panels of fabric with pleats in a honeycomb shape. Excellent light control and superior at blocking heat and cold entering during extreme weather conditions while providing privacy.

Roller Shades

Roller Shades

Are you hoping for a window covering that is not vertical? Roller shades offer a more clean, modern look. They have endless upgrade options of colors and materials. Their clean, simple look pairs well with any aesthetic or decor style. They have infinite upgrade options of colors and materials.

Vertical Cellular Shades

Outdoor Roller Shades

Durable exterior roller shades are weatherproof materials, protecting you and your furniture from harmful UV rays while increasing your privacy. These are ideal for patios, porches, under the pergolas, and decks.

Outdoor Roller Shades

Sheer Vertical Shades

Sheer Vertical Shades give large windows and patio doors a touch of elegance and soft, gentle light to flow through your home, allowing you to enjoy the classic sheer view of the outdoors.

Sheer Vertical Shades

Woven Wood Shades

Our bamboo shades and woven wood shades bring style, mood, and warmth to both indoor rooms and outdoor spaces alike! The natural beauty, colors, and varying weaves of woven wood shades are hard to beat; they are sublime. We offer liner options so that you won't be exposed.

Woven Wood Shades

Sliding Panel Shades

In addition to providing functional and decorative shades for large-scale windows and patio doors, sliding panel shades are an elegant solution for patio doors, room dividers, and or even closet doors. Pair your 3 Blind Mice Sliding Panels with a valance or other top treatment for a finished, cohesive look.

Sliding Panel Shades

Patio Door Shutters

Sliding Shutter Panels

Sliding shutter panels are the perfect solution to bring the appeal of plantation shutters to your sliding glass and patio doors. Durable, high-quality vinyl material is used to manufacture natural wood's sleek, finished look. But synthetic materials will never crack, warp, or fade in color, and they withstand the pressure of high-traffic stress. Because the shutters are cordless, you can enjoy a streamlined clutter-free look that's safe for small children and pets. We offer options between the bi-fold or a bypass track panel system that allows you to make the most of your space.

window treatments to avoid with sliding glass doors

Avoid These Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

3 Blind Mice Window Treatment does not recommend using horizontal blinds for patio doors or sliding glass doors regardless of the material or size of the blade, including real wood, faux wood blinds, and mini blinds.


Control Options

You can choose from various motorization and window treatment control options. Control features include wall-mounted switches, solar sensors, programmable timers, and remote control devices.

Window Shutter gives a divide between indoors and outdoor deck.

Need More Ideas for Sliding Glass Door Window Treatments?

Need more ideas or help to find the perfect patio window treatments? 3 Blind Mice Window Treatment designers are available at 858-289-0121.

Let’s Get Started

In addition to the patio curtains, blinds, and shades outlined above, we can design stylish sliding door blinds or blinds for French doors to provide the perfect gateway to your patio at your California home. We’re ready to get started if you are! Contact 3 Blind Mice Windows Coverings today to speak with a designer.


When shopping for outdoor window treatments seek out materials that are durable, resistant to weather, and easy to clean. Some popular materials for outdoor window treatments are vinyl, aluminum, and wood composite.

Outdoor spaces require window treatments that withstand elements such as wind, rain, and sun exposure. Some popular options for patio and outdoor window treatments include outdoor roller shades, outdoor curtains, and outdoor shutters made from durable materials such as PVC, vinyl, or aluminum.

Yes, there are motorized options available for outdoor window treatments. These can be controlled with a remote or a smart device for added convenience.

Roller shades and vertical blinds are both great options for privacy on a patio. These window treatments can be adjusted to control the amount of light and privacy needed.

Indoor window treatments are unsuitable for outdoor use as they are not designed to withstand the elements. It is best to choose window treatments specifically designed for outdoor use.

When choosing the right size for your patio window treatments, consider the size and placement of your windows. Measure the width and height of your windows and add a few inches to each measurement to ensure the window treatment fully covers the window opening. Also, consider the style of window treatment you want and whether you want it to hang inside or outside of the window frame. That said, it is highly recommended to consult a professional for proper measurement before ordering your window treatments, this will ensure the perfect fit and that you have accounted for things like hardware allowances.

Yes, there are energy-efficient options for patio window treatments. Outdoor roller shades and outdoor shutters can help block sunlight and reduce heat gain, which can help lower energy bills during hot summer months. Additionally, some outdoor fabrics used for outdoor curtains can help reduce heat gain and improve energy efficiency.

Outdoor window treatments can be treated with UV protectants to prevent fading and damage from the sun. It is also important to regularly clean and maintain the window treatments to ensure their longevity.

The best material for your window treatments depends on your style and the required functionality. For example, opt for sheer fabrics like linen or cotton if you want natural light to filter through your window treatments. Choose heavier fabrics like velvet or silk if you need privacy and light control. You can also choose materials like wood or faux wood for a more classic look. If you have a room like a bathroom or a kitchen with more traffic and moisture, then you will want to consider more durable window treatments that can be easily maintained and thoroughly cleaned often.