Which Window Treatments Help With Privacy the Most?

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Cincinnati privacy shutters

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, getting window treatments in Cincinnati that give you privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary is important to you. Any window covering is better than an uncovered window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, even on specialty windows.

Improving Privacy on Specialty Windows

All of the large, rectangular windows in your house are easy to cover with nearly any window treatment including blinds, shades, or shutters in Cincinnati.

Half circle window shutter Cincinnati 

You might encounter some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to get the privacy you want. These could be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where water and humidity can damage fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are long and thin on which window treatments can be jostled around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Non-square windows such as arches, circles, bow windows, etc., where typical store-bought blinds and shades can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that are hard to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you need window treatments that go the distance to add privacy to your home.

As a plus, shop around for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.

The Top Window Coverings for Privacy

The best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when total privacy and sound control is what you need. When you want to let light in and see outside, just give the louvers a tilt. For taller windows, you should position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still protecting your privacy.

Cincinnati living room shutters 

Indoor shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are water resistant, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.

Another great window treatment for privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent anyone being able to see in your home. While they can’t be custom-made 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 Protect Your Privacy

While any window treatment adds a minimum amount of privacy, there are two that might not get the job done. 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’re easy to see through, particularly when it’s dark out.

Cincinnati bathroom blinds

Another window treatment that isn’t great for privacy are aluminum or heavy blinds, which can bend and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t totally close the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Want Window Treatments that Maintain Your Privacy?

If you're on the hunt for window treatments to maximize your privacy, then give us a ring at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our install team will explain all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.