Which window treatments help with privacy?

Curtis Orton

Sacramento privacy shutters

Your house is your castle, and if you’re like the majority of homeowners, getting window treatments in Sacramento that offer privacy and noise blocking to maintain your castle is a concern. Any window covering is more effective than a bare window. However there are some window treatments that add more privacy than others, particularly on hard to cover windows.

Improving Privacy on Specialty Windows

Most large, standard windows you have are a snap to cover with just about any window treatment like blinds, shades, or shutters in Sacramento.

Half circle window shutter Sacramento 

You might encounter some situations when you need a specific style of window treatment to provide adequate privacy and light control. These could be:

  • Windows in the bathroom where excess moisture may damage fabric window treatments.

  • Entryway sidelights that are long and thin on which window treatments can be pushed around when the door opens or shuts.

  • Non-square windows such as eyebrows, round windows, bow windows, etc., where conventional rectangular blinds and shades can’t cover your window without hiding the window’s unique shape.

  • Large windows that can be impossible to reach such as second-story foyer windows.

In these instances, you’ll want window treatments that go above and beyond to provide privacy to your space.

As a plus, look for window treatments that can block sound to keep random noise outside and keep inside noise inside.


The Top Window Coverings for Privacy

The 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 high windows, you can always keep the louvers tilted at an angle so light can enter but passersby can’t see in.

Sacramento living room shutters 

Indoor shutters are also great for specialty-shaped windows because they can be customized to fit any shape or size. And since Polywood shutters are moisture resistant, they’re a natural fit for bathrooms.

Another window treatment that helps with privacy is roller shades. Roller shades take up minimal space at the top of the window, but are easy to pull down to prevent any views from outside your home. Though they can’t be custom-made to fit unique window shapes, you can find roller shapes in water resistant material for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Window Treatments that Don’t Protect Your Privacy

While any window treatment offers a basic level of privacy, there are two that perform poorer than others. The first is sheer curtains. Sheer curtains used to be popular a while back and can add a an airy feeling to a room. Yet they’re easy to see through, especially when it’s dark out.

Sacramento bathroom blinds

Another window covering 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 close the blinds all the way because of breakage, then they’re not providing much privacy at all.

Looking for Window Treatments that Protect Your Privacy?

If you're looking for window treatments to maintain your privacy, then give us a call at 925-309-5969 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation. During the consultation, our install team will show you all of your options to find the perfect window treatment for your style and your budget.