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What type of Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you think like the majority of homeowners, getting Raleigh window treatments that offer privacy and noise blocking to maintain your castle is a priority. Any window covering is better than an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, especially on specialty windows.

Providing Privacy on Specialty Windows

All of the large, rectangular windows in your house are easy to cover with almost any window treatment including Raleigh shutters, shades, or blinds.

Half circle window shutter Raleigh 

However, there are some situations when you need a particular type of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These could be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where water and humidity might damage fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are tall and skinny on which window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows such as arches, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where typical rectangular blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that are difficult to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you’ll need window treatments that go above and beyond to provide privacy to your space.

As a bonus, shop around for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep outside noises outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.

The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy

The most privacy-friendly window treatment we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when complete privacy and light control is what you want. If you want to let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For taller windows, you should position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

Raleigh living room shutters 

Interior shutters are also perfect for non-rectangular windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re perfect for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent any views from outside your home. While they can’t be custom-fit to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy

While any window covering offers a basic level of privacy, there are two that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a a breezy feeling to a room. Yet they’re fairly translucent and can be seen through fairly easily, particularly at night.

Raleigh bathroom blinds

Another product that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or heavy blinds, which can break and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t completely close the blinds because of breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're looking for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then give us a ring at 919-887-9198 or fill out 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.