Which window treatments give you more privacy?

Eric Ramsey

Gainesville privacy shutters

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, getting Gainesville window treatments that offer privacy and sound blocking to maintain your castle is a concern. Any window treatment is better than a bare window. However there are some window treatments that offer more privacy than others, even on hard to cover windows.

Providing Privacy on Specialty Windows

All of the large, standard windows in your home are a snap to cover with nearly any window treatment such as Gainesville shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Gainesville 

However, there are some situations when you need a specific style of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Bathroom windows where excess moisture can damage fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and skinny where window treatments can be jostled around by the door’s movement.

  • Specialty-shape windows like arches, round 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 can be difficult to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you need window treatments that go the distance to provide privacy to your house.

As a bonus, look for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.


The Window Treatments That Give You The Most 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 give the louvers a tilt. For tall or high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Gainesville living room shutters 

Indoor shutters are also great for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent outsiders from seeing into 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 Help With Privacy

While any window covering gives you at least some privacy, there are two that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a a breezy feeling to a room. Yet they’re easy to see through, especially at night.

Gainesville bathroom blinds

Another product that isn’t great for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can snap and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way because of breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Looking for Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments that protect your privacy, then give us a ring at 813-602-5966 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your home and your budget.