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What type of Window Treatments Offer the Most Privacy?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like most homeowners, getting Charlotte window treatments that add privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary is a priority. Any window covering is more effective than a bare window. Yet there are some window treatments that offer more privacy than others, even on hard to cover windows.

Improving Privacy on Non-Square Windows

All of the large, rectangular windows in your house are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment like Charlotte shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Charlotte 

However, there are some situations when you need a particular style of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture may cause problems for fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and thin on which window treatments can be jostled around when you use the door.

  • Irregular windows like eyebrows, circles, bay windows, etc., where conventional rectangular blinds and shades can’t cover your window without sacrificing the beauty of the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that are hard to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you’ll want window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your space.

As a plus, shop around for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.

The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy

The window treatments we recommend most for privacy are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is what you need. To let light in and see outdoors, just give the louvers a tilt. For tall or high windows, you should keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Charlotte living room shutters 

Interior shutters are also great for specialty-shaped windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space at the top of the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent outsiders from seeing into your home. While they can’t be cut to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window covering gives you at least some privacy, there are a few that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a breezy feeling to a room. Yet they’re fairly translucent and can be seen through fairly easily, particularly at night.

Charlotte bathroom blinds

Another window covering we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or heavy blinds, which can break or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Want Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're shopping around for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then give us a ring at 980-231-1116 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, one of our window treatment professionals will explain all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.