Which window treatments improve privacy?04/30/2018Danielle Micich Your house is your castle, and if you’re like most homeowners, getting Fort Lauderdale window treatments that offer privacy and sound control to maintain your castle is important to you. Any window covering is more effective than an uncovered window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, particularly on specialty windows.Improving Privacy on Non-Square WindowsAll of the large, rectangular windows in your house are a snap to cover with nearly any window treatment including Fort Lauderdale shutters, drapes, or blinds|. However, there are some situations when you need a special kind of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These could be:Windows in the bathroom where excess moisture can ruin fabric window treatments.Sidelight windows that are tall and skinny on which window treatments can be pushed around when the door opens or shuts.Non-square windows such as arches, circles, bow windows, etc., where normal rectangular blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without sacrificing the beauty of the window’s unique shape.Big windows that are impossible 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, look for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep outside noises 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 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 tilt the louvers. For tall or high windows, you should position the louvers at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in. Interior shutters are also perfect for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are waterproof, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent any views from outside your home. While they can’t be cut to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in moisture-resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for 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 were popular years ago and can add a an airy feeling to a room. But they’re easy to see through, particularly when it’s dark out.Another window treatment we don’t recommend for privacy are aluminum or bulky 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 Protect Your Privacy?If you're shopping around for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then give us a ring at 561-440-8535 or complete the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our shutter experts will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your home and your budget.