Which window treatments give you the most privacy?

Holly Perron

Hartford privacy shutters

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you’re like most homeowners, getting Hartford window treatments that add privacy and sound control to maintain your sanctuary is a concern. Any window covering is better than a naked window. Yet there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, even on specialty windows.

Improving Privacy on Specialty Windows

Most large, rectangular windows in your home are simple to cover with just about any window treatment like blinds, shades, or shutters in Hartford.

Half circle window shutter Hartford 

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

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

  • Sidelight windows that are long and thin on which window treatments can be pushed around by the door’s movement.

  • Irregular windows such as transoms, circles, bow windows, etc., where conventional store-bought blinds and shades 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 extra mile to provide privacy to your space.

As a bonus, find window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.

The Best Window Treatments for Privacy

The most privacy-friendly window treatment we recommend 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 tall or high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle to let light in while still maintaining privacy.

Hartford living room shutters 

Interior shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they’re custom built to your exact dimensions. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms.

Another privacy-friendly window treatment is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent any views from outside your home. Though they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes made from water resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Help With Privacy

While any window covering gives you at least some privacy, there are two that might not get the job done. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains were popular years ago and can add a an airy feeling to a room. However they’re easy to see through, particularly when it’s dark out.

Hartford bathroom blinds

Another product we don’t recommend for privacy are aluminum or bulky blinds, which can bend or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t completely close the blinds because of breakage, then they’re not helping keeping your home private.

Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're shopping around for window treatments that protect your privacy, then drop us a line at 860-266-5459 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. During your estimate, our install team will walk you through all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.