Which window treatments improve privacy?04/30/2018Tyler Jorgensen Your house is your castle, and if you think like the majority of homeowners, finding Oklahoma City window treatments that give you privacy and noise blocking to maintain your castle is a top consideration. Any window covering is preferable to an uncovered window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, even on nontraditional windows.Providing Privacy on Hard to Cover WindowsMost large, standard windows in your house are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment including blinds, shades, or shutters in Oklahoma City. But there might be some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These might be:Bathroom windows where water and humidity might damage fabric window treatments.Entryway sidelights that are tall and thin where window treatments can be knocked around by the door’s movement.Non-square windows like arches, circular windows, bow windows, etc., where typical rectangular blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.Large windows that can be hard to reach like second-story foyer windows.In these instances, you’ll need window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your home.As a plus, look for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.The Window Treatments That Give You The Most PrivacyThe best window treatments for privacy that we recommend are Polywood® plantation shutters. Plantation shutters are able to be shut completely, for when complete privacy and sound control is your goal. To let light in and see outdoors, just give the louvers a tilt. For high windows, you should position the louvers at an angle to let light in while still maintaining privacy. Interior shutters are also great for non-rectangular windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re perfect for bathrooms.Another privacy-friendly window treatment is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space above the window, but are easy to pull 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 in water resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.Window Treatments that Don’t Protect Your PrivacyWhile any window treatment gives you at least some 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 an airy feeling to a room. Yet they’re easy to see through, especially at night.Another product that isn’t great for privacy are aluminum or bulky blinds, which can snap and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t close the blinds all the way due to breakage, then they’re not doing you any favors for privacy.Ready for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?If you're shopping around for window treatments to make your home more private, then give us a ring at 405-300-4664 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our shutter experts will walk you through all of your options to find the best fit for your home and your budget.