“How can I create privacy on my windows without blocking my view?”, this is probably the most common question homeowners ask us as designers.
Often one spouse is a fan of 2″ wood blinds, or shutters.
The other spouse – well they often request something that “won’t make the windows feel so closed in, yet will still provide privacy at night”. We’ve noticed this request normally comes from the spouse who who works out of the home, or spends more daytime hours in the home than the other spouse.
Keep in mind you can always start with drapes or window treatments, then, if you still want blinds or shades, you can add them later. The reason – the vast majority of people tell us they think their room feels “unfinished” until we hang drapes.
|After with window treatments|
|Before window treatments|
Here are some options and solutions for window treatment privacy:
In the below room makeovers, the custom window treatments create privacy, help with sound absorption, and do not block any of the view!
|Before above, After below|
|Greensboro NC home AFTER with drapes that open & close
Another option for privacy on windows is custom made roman shades, see photo:
|Roman shades can be raised or lowered|