Which window treatments improve privacy?04/30/2018Tyson Williams Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, finding San Diego window treatments that add privacy and sound control to maintain your castle is a concern. Any window covering is preferable to a naked window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, particularly on specialty windows.Providing Privacy on Non-Square WindowsMost large, rectangular windows you have are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment like blinds, shades, or shutters in San Diego. You might encounter some situations when you need a special kind of window treatment to provide adequate privacy and light control. These could be:Bathroom windows where excess moisture can damage fabric window treatments.Sidelight windows that are tall and thin on which window treatments can be jostled around when you use the door.Irregular windows such as eyebrows, circular windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional store-bought blinds and drapes 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 need window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your space.As a bonus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.The Best Window Treatments for PrivacyThe window treatments we recommend most for privacy are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to fully close, for when blocking all the light and sound you can is your goal. If you want to let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can come in but passersby can’t see in. Plantation shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re perfect for bathrooms.Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent any views from outside 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 Protect Your PrivacyWhile 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 used to be popular a while back and can add a a light feeling to a room. However they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly when it’s dark out.Another window treatment that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can bend and/or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way because of breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.Want Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?If you're shopping around for window treatments that protect your privacy, then give us a ring at 760-405-8887 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, one of our window treatment professionals will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.