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What type of Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

April 30, 2018

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

Providing Privacy on Non-Square Windows

Most large, rectangular windows you have are a snap to cover with nearly any window treatment such as Indianapolis shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

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However, there are some situations when you need a special kind of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. 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 knocked around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows like transoms, round windows, bay windows, etc., where normal store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that can be difficult 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 noises outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.

The Window Treatments That Give You The Most Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when total privacy and light control is what you need. If you want to let light in and see outside, just tilt the louvers. For tall or high windows, you should keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can come in but passersby can’t see in.

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Interior 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-fit 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 Protect Your Privacy

While any window treatment offers a basic level of privacy, there are a few that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a breezy feeling to a room. But they’re fairly translucent and can be seen through fairly easily, especially at night.

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Another window treatment we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or heavy blinds, which can break or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Want 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 shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.