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Goodbye, Prying Eyes: 8 Privacy Window Treatment Ideas for Your Home

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Did you know that 90% of Americans spend their time indoors?

If you are part of this percentage you might be worried that your neighbors and anyone passing by can see inside your home. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place.

Keep reading for our list of the top privacy window treatment ideas.

1. Window Tint

One option when it comes to privacy is to get the windows in your home tinted. There are so many different options when it comes to which window tint. 

Window tint comes with other bonuses such as, saving you money and increasing the value of your home.

You can learn more about the different types of window tints to make your choice easier. There are different options, from decorative films to solar films to safety films and more.

2. Screens

There are different screens that you can add to your windows to ensure that you have more privacy. You can opt for a folding screen that has a simple design or a decorative screen. These can either be installed to be a permanent solution or portable which will allow you to take them off the windows as you please.

Another screen option is a laser-cut metal screen. You can also opt for a retractable screen that will let air circulate inside your home on nice days without losing privacy.

3. Shades

Like other privacy options, there are choices when it comes to shades. You have an endless amount of colors and extras such as fabrics to filter UV light.

There are also electric shades that you can raise and lower through an app on your smartphone or with a remote.

Something that is becoming more popular today is solar shades.

They give you different levels of openness. The smaller the number on them, means that the shade weave is tighter. The tighter the weave the harder it is to see through it.

With a larger weave, you will be able to still see outside even when you have the shades closed. Even with a larger weave, it will still be difficult for outsiders to peek inside.

Bamboo shades will give you a zen and natural feel. You can add a privacy liner to give you that extra privacy you are looking for. You can also add a blackout shade behind it to take it a step further.

Cellular shades are another option to give you total privacy. These shades are not translucent enough to let passerby’s look inside your home. Another name for cellular shades is honeycomb shades.

Keep in mind that honeycomb shades will also lower your energy costs and save you money.

4. Plants

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Plants will create a unique privacy wall in front of your windows. The best way to use plants for privacy is to place them in a windowsill.

You can opt for tall dense plants to give a good amount of privacy while providing a beautiful view.

Another option is to plant an herb garden in front of your kitchen window for privacy and to also have fresh herbs to cook with.

Window boxes outside of your windows can also be filled with flowering plants that will give your home natural pops of color.

5. Artwork

If you love art, then this option might be right up your alley. You can use a favorite drawing or painting as floor art in front of a window. This will give you privacy and will also create a nice accent at nighttime.

You can also use maps or posters instead of paintings. These can be turned into shades or they can be mounted to sturdy boards to give you privacy along with a pop of color.

6. Frosted Glass

If you are a fan of daylight coming into your home, then frosting your windows will give you privacy but won’t take away your light and view.

Another plus side is that you don’t have to treat the entire window, you can choose to only apply frosted glass to half of the window.

You can get frosted glass by etching the glass, with a spray product or by covering it with semi-transparent contact paper.

7. Adhesive Film

There are endless options when it comes to adhesive film. You can choose glow in the dark styles, stained glass films, or colored graphics. The great thing about adhesive films is that many of them are easy to remove.

If you get tired of the design you can pull off the adhesive and change the style without having to change your entire window.

8. Stained Glass

If you are a fan of Cinderella’s castle because of its stained glass, then this might be something you would love in your home as well. You can choose traditional colored stain glass styles or clear glass.

There are some with intricate designs and some with simple design styles. No matter your taste there is a stained glass option for you that will give you the privacy you are looking for.

Which Privacy Window Treatment Will You Choose?

Now that you have our list of privacy window treatment ideas for your home, you can choose the best treatments for you. Everyone has different needs for their homes, this means that you want to choose the best treatment for your specific needs.

Do not rush into a decision, take the time to evaluate what is important to you when it comes to privacy.

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