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Which 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 window treatments in Atlanta that offer privacy and sound blocking to maintain your sanctuary is a priority. Any window covering is preferable to an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, particularly on hard to cover windows.

Providing Privacy on Windows That Are Hard to Cover

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

Half circle window shutter Atlanta 

You might encounter some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These include:

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

  • Entryway sidelights that are long and skinny on which window treatments can be pushed around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Specialty-shape windows like transoms, circles, bow windows, etc., where normal store-bought blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

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

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

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

The Top Window Coverings for Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when total privacy and sound control is what you need. 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 maintaining privacy.

Atlanta living room shutters 

Plantation 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 an excellent choice 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 easily pulled down to prevent anyone being able to see in 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 perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a an airy feeling to a room. However they’re easy to see through, particularly when it’s dark out.

Atlanta bathroom blinds

Another window covering that isn’t great for privacy are aluminum or heavy blinds, which can bend or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re useless for privacy.

Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments to maximize your privacy, then give us a call at 404-962-8517 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 perfect window treatment for your home and your budget.