Bifold Door Blinds - Stylish & Functional Window Treatments

Bifolding doors are a fantastic way to bring the outside in and are currently a huge trend in the UK. With their huge panes of glass, bifold doors let in more light than most windows and doors in a property. Because of this, you need a covering that gives your home the perfect balance between light and shade and thermal balance. That is where bifold door blinds come into their own.

With so many blind types to choose from we have created a collection of blinds that we view to be the best blinds for bifold doors. From manual cordless roller blinds to electric blinds for bifold doors.

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Cordless Roller Blinds

Cordless roller blinds are an economical and stylish bifold door blind.  Operated by an unseen spring hidden within the aluminium roller tube, these spring-loaded roller blinds work by tugging them on the bottom bar which gently raises or lowers the blind.   Not only do they put your safety first, they also provide timeless elegance and tradition to any room they're in. 

Electric Roller Blinds

Electric roller blinds for bifold doors are a popular solution with our customers.  Powered by a hidden battery-operated motor which is embedded invisibly within the roller tube. No electrician is needed and for the price tag, you'll be amazed at how smooth-running and reliable these blinds are. Controlled by a remote control or smart hub from the comfort of your seat.

Cassette Roller Blinds

Roller blinds with a top cassette (otherwise known as a pelmet or valance) are a great idea for bifold doors.  Cassette Roller Blinds have a more finished look as the pelmet hides the workings of the blind serving as a discreet housing unit for the blind.  The valance neatly encloses the fabric when it is fully raised ensuring the blind remains hidden when open.

Things To Consider 

Privacy: Are you overlooked? If so go for a privacy blind.  Privacy blinds tilt and allow you to see out without prying eyes seeing in.  Vertical blinds and Day and Night blinds are great examples of privacy blinds.

Heat Gain and Heat Loss: Consider thermal blinds which will reflect heat in the summer and retain heat in the winter

Aesthetics: What look do you want to achieve?  Do you want a crisp modern look? If so roller blinds and day and night blinds are a good option.  Or are you going for a more traditional feel? This is where vertical blinds come into play.

Maintaining Your Blinds

Dust them regularly: Use a dry cloth or a duster with a soft brush head to remove dust from the blinds. The frequency depends on how dusty your environment is, but we recommend doing this once every week or two.

    Clean them gently: with a damp cloth or sponge, using a mild soap if necessary. Do not use harsh chemicals on the fabric as they can damage it over time! This is the go-to method for all blinds.

    Vacuum pet hair: If you have pets in your home, fur can get stuck to the blinds. Luckily, this fur can usually be vacuumed away.

    Vertical Blinds

    Vertical blinds are an ideal choice for bifold doors due to their practicality, versatility, and ability to seamlessly cover large glass doors. Vertical hanging slats that rotate enable them to be tilted therefore controlling light and glare with precision.  Available in 89mm and notably 127mm wide slats, the wider slat takes up less room at the door when the slats are stacked to the sides.  

    Aluminium Vertical Blinds

    Vertical blinds made of aluminium are a contemporary and stylish choice for styling a bifold door. These blinds offer a sleek and modern aesthetic that complements the clean lines and minimalistic design often associated with contemporary interiors. Aluminum is a robust and sturdy material that can withstand daily wear and tear, making it ideal for bi-fold doors. 

    Day and Night Blinds

    Day and night blinds feature alternating sheer and opaque horizontal fabric panels that can be adjusted to create different levels of light control and privacy. Their construction allows for a seamless transition between a sheer or translucent look and complete control over light and privacy.  Their stylish aesthetic and functional design make them ideal bifold door blinds.

    Blind Configuration

    How many blinds should you choose? Many people choose to cover doors with one large blind, which can be effective in blocking out sunlight and providing privacy from the outside. However, you may find yourself wanting more control over how much light comes in. Maybe the sun is stronger on one side of the door rather than the other side, in this case, maybe you should opt for more than one blind so you can control each one individually.

    Shall you opt for one big blind or several blinds? This is personal taste and has a lot to do with how much room you have, and which choice of blind you are going for, what you are drilling into (steel lintels can be a pain).  

    How to Measure for Bifold Door Blinds

    Check out the fabulous measuring guides we have put together for bifold door blinds.  There are lots of things to take into account so they are worth a good read.

    How To Measure For Roller Blinds For Bifold Doors

    How To Measure For Electric & Cordless Roller Blinds For Bifold Doors

    How To Measure For Vertical Blinds For Bifold Doors

      Frequently Asked Questions

      When it comes to making a home feel special, one of the best ways is to add some bespoke blinds. But it's hard to make an informed decision when you're not sure what will work best for your bifold doors. You should take time to ask yourself these questions:

      As you begin shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind. How much money do you want to spend? Do you want blinds that fit onto the doors themselves or ones that can be fitted into the recess above them? Are you going for a modern aesthetic, or something more classic? How much privacy do you need? Do you need blackout options, or would sheer blinds be better?

      Looking at the wider picture will help you make an informed decision. Don’t forget to think about how well your blind colour choice would blend with the rest of your decor!

      Bifold doors require a problem-solving solution when it comes to adjusting the blinds to let light through. However, Venetian blinds can be problematic for these doors due to how they are constructed. They have a maximum width of 240mm and cannot cover a wide gap. Additionally, Venetian blinds can be heavy, making it difficult to lift and lower the blinds. We recommend roller blinds, either cordless or electric, for maximum shade and effectiveness against harsh light.

      Blackout fabric keeps unwanted light from creeping in. Here at Lifestyle Blinds, we offer various blackout and thermal fabrics for those that wish to optimise their privacy. These blinds are also highly multi-functional - the thermal aspect of this fabric allows you to filter light and also maintain internal temperature at the same time. During the cold months, thermal materials keep the room warm. During the summer, thermal materials keep the room cool.

      We work closely with the BBSA who are experts in making blinds safe for children and vulnerable people. Children's safety is of paramount importance to Lifestyle Blinds. ‌In‌ ‌accordance with the BS EN 13120 standards, we have carefully considered each blind on an individual basis, ensuring that child safety is a priority.‌

      Blinds‌ ‌with‌ ‌looped‌ ‌chains or cords will be equipped with either a child-safety clip or an easy-break chain connector. ‌The blinds should be fitted with any safety devices provided. ‌If‌ ‌any‌ ‌are‌ ‌missing, please contact us immediately.

      Moreover, the safest option for bifold door blinds is our fully child-safety-approved cordless blinds. Blinds without cords are inherently child-safe. These are operated without a cord or chain and contain a spring mechanism for ease of use.

      We know you're busy, and we also know that you don't want to waste time on things that aren't going to help you get the job done. That's why our bifold door blinds are easy to install: just follow our instructions, and you'll be on your way in no time.

      You might be thinking: "But how do I install these?" We've got you covered! We have videos and guides for installing blinds so that you can get up and running in no time. Plus, we're here if you run into any problems or have questions along the way - just give us a call 0800 008 6293 or email us at

      To ensure your blinds are the perfect fit for your door, it’s important to measure accurately. Accurate measurements are how we price your product, too; getting it right is paramount!  For bi-folding doors, we offer roller blinds that are designed to be installed‌ ‌inside‌ ‌the‌ ‌recess‌ ‌of the‌ ‌door‌ ‌reveal as opposed to being screwed into the doors themselves. ‌A roller blind can only be affixed to a bi-folding door recess‌ ‌where the‌ ‌doors‌ ‌concertina‌ ‌outwards.

      Tip: Use a metal tape measure as cloth ones can be inaccurate.

      If you're measuring for roller blinds, the overall width of the blinds, including brackets, is approximately 35mm wider than the fabric. So if you're trying to figure out how much room you'll need for your new roller blinds, make sure that you account for that extra 35mm when you measure.

      You also want to make sure that your recess is deep enough so that door handles aren't going to interfere with the installation of your new blinds. You'll want to leave 53mm of space between the top of the door and where your brackets will go, and remember: that's assuming your door handle is at 6 o'clock on both sides of the door. If you have a different set-up, make sure you factor in accordingly!  Find our more from our guides below.

      How To Measure For Roller Blinds For Bifold Doors

      How To Measure For Electric & Cordless Roller Blinds For Bifold Doors

      How To Measure For Vertical Blinds For Bifold Doors

      The entire point of a motorised blind and home automation systems is to make your life easier. As a result, you can expect nothing but ease of use from our motorised products. Not only is the installation straightforward, but operating them could not be simpler. You’ll receive a remote control that can be used from anywhere in the house to open or close the blinds. What’s more, homeowners can also manually operate the blinds themselves (should they misplace the remote control or be close to the door at the time!)

      Choosing well-constructed window blinds is an investment that will last a long time.
      At Lifestyle Blinds, we use manufacturers who expect their products to be a well-used and essential part of your‌ ‌home. Manufacturers that use quality components and fabrics.
      Door blinds, just like window blinds, are likely to be rolled up and down daily so must feature a reliable in-built mechanism. Not only this, but blinds are also exposed to high levels of sunlight and therefore must be manufactured with resilient fabric.
      All of our blinds are made with robust materials to ensure that longevity is guaranteed. ‌The average lifespan you can expect of your window blinds is‌ ‌8‌ ‌years. ‌However, if you take great care to maintain and clean your blinds, they can last at least 10 years.

      In addition to not requiring harsh tugging, motorised blinds are pet- and kid-friendly and do not require continuous straightening of slats. These factors combine to make motorised blinds a highly reliable and price-effective window treatment. You can expect your motorised bifold door blinds to last around 5-10 years on average, depending on your use.

      How often you are using your blinds and the colour and fabric chose can also have an impact on their longevity. Rechargeable batteries may need to be changed periodically, but you can expect one full charge of your battery to last around 6 months.

      Curtains can add elegance and opulence to any room - particularly those with French doors. However, robust and hard-wearing curtains can almost mask the beauty of a bi-folding door, removing the ability to filter light into the home in an effective way.

      It may be necessary to put up thick, heavy blackout curtains in your room if you are worried about glare during the daytime so that you can watch and play films throughout the day. These curtains will also enhance your window's ability to retain heat, as it acts as a blanket.

      As a result of their very nature, folding doors require a great deal of coverage; therefore, hanging curtains in front of them can be incredibly inconvenient due to the heaviness and expense of the material.

      Although curtains can look stylish, using them solely on a bi-folding door can take away from the door’s natural beauty.

      The weight of a large curtain may not hold well on a rail and, therefore, may break on an extremely wide door.

      Curtains are high maintenance and can collect additional dust - especially when they are as large as those required to completely cover a bifold door!

      Made-to-measure curtains tend to be much more costly than made-to-measure blinds. Make no mistake though as this does not mean that they offer any less quality than blinds!  Curtains are prone to mould, and stains and can become moth-eaten much more easily than blinds.