Which window treatments help with privacy?

Todd Hansen

Orlando privacy shutters

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like most homeowners, getting Orlando window treatments that add privacy and noise control to maintain your castle is important. Any window treatment is better than an uncovered window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, particularly on hard to cover windows.

Improving Privacy on Windows That Are Hard to Cover

Most large, rectangular windows in your home are a snap to cover with almost any window treatment such as blinds, shades, or shutters in Orlando.

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

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

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

  • Irregular windows such as arches, circles, bow windows, etc., where normal store-bought blinds and shades can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that can be difficult to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you’ll need window treatments that go above and beyond to add privacy to your house.

As a plus, find window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.


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 complete privacy and light control is what you want. If you want to let light in and see outside, just tilt the louvers. For high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

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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 moisture resistant, they’re perfect 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 easily pulled down to prevent outsiders from seeing into your home. While they can’t be custom-fit to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Protect Your Privacy

While any window treatment offers a basic level of privacy, there are two 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. Yet they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, particularly when it’s dark out.

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Another product that isn’t great for privacy are aluminum or heavy blinds, which can break and/or get stuck at an angle. If you can’t totally shut the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Looking for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're looking for window treatments that protect your privacy, then drop us a line at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our shutter experts will explain all of your options to find the best fit for your style and your budget.