Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?04/30/2018Collins Jones Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, finding Dallas window treatments that add privacy and sound blocking to maintain your castle 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 Hard to Cover Windows Most large, square windows you have are easy to cover with just about any window treatment like blinds, shades, or shutters in Dallas. You might encounter some situations when you need a specific kind of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be: Bathroom windows where water and humidity might 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 shades can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape. Large windows that are impossible 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, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise 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 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 protecting your privacy. 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 an excellent choice for bathrooms. Another great window treatment for 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. Though they can’t be custom-fit 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 Protect Your 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 a breezy feeling to a room. However they’re easy to see through, especially when it’s dark out. Another product that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can break or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way 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 set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our shutter experts will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.