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Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

April 30, 2018

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, finding window treatments in Dallas that add privacy and sound blocking to maintain your sanctuary is important. Any window covering is better 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 Non-Square Windows

Most large, square windows you have are easy to cover with nearly any window treatment including Dallas shutters, shades, or blinds.

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You might encounter some situations when you need a particular kind of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where water and humidity may damage fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are long and thin where window treatments can be jostled around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Specialty-shape windows such as arches, circles, bow 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 are difficult to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you want window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your space.

As a plus, shop around for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise 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 blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. To let light in and see outdoors, just tilt the louvers. For taller windows, you can always position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still keeping your privacy.

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Plantation shutters are also great for specialty-shaped windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re perfect for bathrooms.

Another privacy-friendly window treatment 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. Though they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window covering offers a basic level of privacy, there are a few that aren’t as great as those we’ve mentioned. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a light feeling to a room. However they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, especially when it’s dark out.

Dallas bathroom blinds

Another window covering that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can break or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t completely close the blinds because of breakage, then they’re useless for privacy.

Looking for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're looking for window treatments to maximize your privacy, then drop us a line at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our install team will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.