Some of the nicest parts of any home are the large windows that bring in lots of natural light and let you overlook your gardens and your neighborhood. On the other hand, these windows can sometimes also let the neighborhood look in. If you’re feeling a little exposed through your windows there are things that you can do in order to block the view or just increase security without necessarily closing off the view through your windows for good. If you want to see how we can help increase privacy in your home right away, you can contact us and book an in-home consultation to see what our privacy-enhancing options will look like in your space. If you want to get more information first, here are several ways that you can increase your window privacy.
Dual Shades/Zebra Blinds
As their first name here suggests, these are shades that offer you two different styles of shade in one. They contain two different layers of material in alternating bands horizontally. One of them a sheer fabric and the other opaque. These bands line up to provide openings that let you filter light when you need to or provide complete privacy when you need it.
If the film is not for you, you may prefer to add window treatments that can be opened and shut. There are a few different options you have, including:
- Shutters: Shutters are permanent. Even when open, they slightly obscure the view in and out of your window, which makes them strong options for privacy.
- Shades: Shades do not have slats, so when they are open they do nothing to block privacy. While beautiful, they may not be the best option for you for privacy specifically.
- Blinds: Blinds are an ideal middle ground between shutters and shades. They can be fully open, partly open, or closed. They give you the most control over privacy.
When you’re concerned about privacy, adding motorization to your window treatments makes sense. You can set your blinds or shades to automatically close when it gets dark and it’s easier to see inside your home. This can save you from needing to walk up to the window to close them, which may feel like a lot to do if you’re feeling exposed.
Many people set their blinds or shades to close at sunset, so they don’t have the phenomenon when it’s dark out and because their home’s lights are on it is very easy to see inside.
Choose Milton Blinds for Window Privacy Options
At Milton Blinds, we have a huge selection of window privacy film and other window treatments which can make your home feel much more private. Reach out to discuss your options today or to book an in-home consultation to see exactly what your options could look like in your space.