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Which Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

April 30, 2018

Your house is your castle, and if you think like most homeowners, finding window treatments in Boise that give you privacy and noise control to maintain your castle is important. Any window treatment is preferable to a naked window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, even on specialty windows.

Providing Privacy on Non-Square Windows

All of the large, square windows in your house are a snap to cover with almost any window treatment such as Boise shutters, shades, or blinds.

Half circle window shutter Boise 

You might encounter some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to provide adequate privacy and light control. These could be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where excess moisture might damage fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are tall and thin where window treatments can be knocked around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows like arches, circles, bay windows, etc., where normal 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 want window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your space.

As a plus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep 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 your goal. To let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For tall or high windows, you can always position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

Boise living room shutters 

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

Another privacy-friendly window treatment is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space at the top of the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent anyone being able to see in your home. Though they can’t be cut to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in moisture-resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window treatment gives you at least some privacy, there are two that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a breezy feeling to a room. Yet they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly when it’s dark out.

Boise bathroom blinds

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

Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're shopping around for window treatments that protect your privacy, then give us a ring at 208-609-9129 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the best fit for your style and your budget.