What type of Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

Bill Burke

Indianapolis privacy shutters

Your house is your castle, and if you think like most homeowners, getting window treatments in Indianapolis that give you privacy and sound blocking to maintain your sanctuary is a concern. Any window treatment is better than an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, even on specialty windows.

Providing Privacy on Non-Square Windows

Most large, rectangular windows in your house are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment such as Indianapolis shutters, shades, or blinds.

Half circle window shutter Indianapolis 

But there might be some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These might be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture might ruin fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and skinny where window treatments can be jostled around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows like arches, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where typical store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without sacrificing the beauty of the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that can be impossible to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you’ll need window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your home.

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

The Best Window Treatments for Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is what you want. If you want to let light in and see outside, just tilt the louvers. For taller windows, you should keep the louvers tilted at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

Indianapolis living room shutters 

Indoor shutters are also perfect for non-rectangular windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are moisture resistant, they’re perfect for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with 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 any views from outside your home. While they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window treatment gives you at least some privacy, there are a few that aren’t as great as those we’ve mentioned. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a a light feeling to a room. But they’re fairly translucent and can be seen through fairly easily, especially at night.

Indianapolis bathroom blinds

Another window treatment we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or heavy blinds, which can snap or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t completely close the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Ready for Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments to make your home more private, then give us a call at 317-558-9066 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our install team will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.