No matter the beautiful view you have or the worst, the amazing neighbors, or the not so great ones, the walls of the next house or their amazing view, giant glass windows give us that weird feeling that we are constantly being watched. As luck would have it, we have a ton of solutions for you right here.
Swedish blinds and other accessories
If you feel that you have a view you aren’t going to look through very often, you can use Swedish blinds. The blinds themselves are pretty good looking so you won’t want to part your blinds anyway. You have to maintain a thin compromise between light and the amount you want to see outside. Pick an opaque fabric that isn’t too see through, but should completely block out the sunlight if you add two layers of it together. You can find two variations of the blinds, ones that remain where they are, and the other ones that fold and can be rolled up whenever required.
Use your imagination
You can make these yourself, where you can create and use any colors and your imagination, as long as it goes with the rest of the room. You would have to measure and attach a piece of wood to the top of the window. Next, you can take a bit of blind fabric and hem the edges so you don’t have any strings hanging. Create a pocket on one side so you can push it through your makeshift palmate. And stitch it in place.
One way blind
Sometimes you may have an amazing view out your window but one that leaves you exposed, you could see the view of a park, which means that they can see you too, in such a case you would need a one way blind. You have to remember that you would be completely visible at night through these blinds because the light inside your room would create shadows on the outside, which would mean everyone would be able to see you there.
Blinds without a lining
A new style that has been turning heads through living rooms all over the place. Roman blinds keep everything guarded from passer-bys, while making sure your room does not look too heavy.
Sometimes drapes do the trick
If you have curtains, the thin ones that are usually made out of muslin or similar materials, you could use these. You would need to connect a pelmet above the window frame, connect your drapes to it, and you are sorted.
If horizontal blinds don’t do the trick, go for vertical
Ideal if you have windows or panes that open from the outside, you don’t have a choice but to go with vertical ones as horizontal blinds would get in the way and mess everything up. You would find that these blinds can be greatly adjusted, to accommodate your window perfectly. Further, they would provide you with the privacy you need and reduce the reflection on your screens on the inside of your room.
Creating your own shutters
Wooden shutters can provide a great extent of privacy, while adjusting them to the right angle would also let the right amount of light enter your room. You have to pay attention to how long you intend to keep your house open, and how much of your window you would want to cover. These blinds are ideal for covering the bottom half of the window.
Work on the window instead
If you think blinds are getting to you, with their hundred and one options, and their different styles and so on, you can get your window worked on using, panes that aren’t see through. You can now get a huge line up of different types of panes, and companies even provide custom designs, if you know what you are looking for. You would find that a lot of these films for your window are moisture resistant, so you can save a few bucks if you use this for your bathrooms as well.
There you have it, a few affordable solutions to block out different areas of your house from prying eyes. You can try something a little classy as well, but you would have to dig a little deeper into your pocket.