The Best Window Treatments for People Who Need More Privacy

Living room with grey shades

Whether in the living room, bedrooms, or dining room, large windows are a major selling point in most homes. But homeowners will quickly realize that while beautiful windows (especially those that face a neighbor’s house) can pose a few privacy concerns.

While all window treatments provide a level of privacy, some options are better than others.

Top Window Treatments for Privacy

When choosing blinds or shades for privacy, light filtering, opaque or solid materials provide much better protection from view-through. This still applies at nighttime, when homes become backlit with the lights on.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are great for any room in the home — they can be adjusted throughout the day to protect your privacy while still letting in some light. If you’re installing shutters on second-floor rooms, just make sure to angle them down so that passersby on the ground can't see up into the rooms.

Faux Wood Blinds

Since they’re made from synthetic material, faux wood blinds are one of the most durable options on the market. They’re also great for bathrooms because they provide privacy and won’t warp from humidity or changing temperatures.

Roman Shades

Unlike standard shades, which “pleat” up, Roman shades use soft folds, evenly as you raise them — this gives them a more sleek and smooth appearance, ideal for living and dining rooms. Depending on the fabric, closed Roman shades will filter out most (but not all) light, letting you maintain your privacy without completely blocking out natural light.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening shades filter up to 99% of all light coming through the fabric. Because they virtually eliminate all natural light, most people reserve them for movie rooms, nurseries, and bedrooms.

At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!