Which Window Treatments Offer the Most Privacy?

Dan Taylor

Atlanta privacy shutters

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 important. Any window covering is more effective than an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, even on hard to cover windows.

Providing Privacy on Windows That Are Hard to Cover

All of the large, square windows you have are a snap to cover with almost any window treatment like Atlanta shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Atlanta 

You might encounter some situations when you need a particular style 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 thin on which window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement.

  • Specialty-shape windows like arches, circles, bow windows, etc., where normal store-bought blinds and shades can’t cover your window without covering up 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 above and beyond 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 most privacy-friendly window treatment we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when total privacy and sound control is what you want. When 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 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 waterproof, 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 outsiders from seeing into 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 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 product 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 completely shut the blinds due to breakage, then they’re useless for privacy.

Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're shopping around 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.