Boston privacy shutters

Which Window Treatments Are the Most Privacy Friendly?

April 30, 2018

Your home is your sanctuary, and if you’re like most homeowners, finding window treatments in Boston that give you privacy and noise control to maintain your castle is important. Any window treatment is better than a naked window. Yet there are some window treatments that give you more privacy than others, especially on nontraditional windows.

Improving Privacy on Hard to Cover Windows

Most large, square windows you have are easy to cover with nearly any window treatment including Boston shutters, drapes, or blinds|.

Half circle window shutter Boston 

However, there are some situations when you need a special style of window treatment to achieve the level of privacy you need. These could be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where excess moisture may cause problems for fabric window treatments.

  • Sidelight windows that are tall and thin on which window treatments can be knocked around when you use the door.

  • Irregular windows like arches, round windows, bay windows, etc., where conventional rectangular blinds and drapes can’t cover your window without covering up the window’s unique shape.

  • Big windows that are difficult to reach like second-story foyer windows.

In these cases, you want window treatments that go the extra mile to add privacy to your space.

As a bonus, look for window treatments that offer good sound control to keep random noise outside and prevent neighbors from overhearing.


The Best Window Treatments 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 blocking all the light and sound you can is what you need. When you want to let light in and see outdoors, just tilt the louvers. For taller windows, you should position the louvers at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Boston living room shutters 

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 moisture resistant, they’re an excellent choice for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up very little space above the window, but are easily pulled down to prevent anyone being able to see in your home. While they can’t be custom-fit to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in water resistant material for areas like your bathrooms.

Window Treatments that Don’t Make the Cut for Privacy

While any window treatment adds a minimum amount of privacy, there are a few 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. But they don’t offer the level of privacy of other window treatments, especially when it’s dark out.

Boston bathroom blinds

Another product we don’t recommend for privacy are cheap or bulky blinds, which can snap and/or get stuck at a certain angle. If you can’t totally shut the blinds due to breakage, then they’re not doing you any favors for privacy.

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