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Choosing The Right Window Treatment For Ultimate Window Privacy

There are several factors that should be considered when selecting a window treatment. From style to efficiency. The main goal here is privacy, so that already checks off one box in the list of options. The other options will create a customizable answer, so not everyone is going to get the same response when they ask this question What is the best window treatment for ultimate window privacy? Let's start with some basic categories. Curtains, shades, blinds, and shutters.

Curtains, the most basic and common option. For maximum privacy, the best would be something thicker. Though, that does not leave many options for light entering the house. If you don't mind the lack of natural light and value the vast styles and designs then this may be your best option. Curtains can create a beautiful ambiance while still being functional. Many options are available from sheer to thick light blocking fabrics. They are inexpensive and available almost everywhere.

For those looking for something a bit more Unitarian but with similar light eradication, shades would be your next step. Shades, depending on the color, can let in light even when drawn but the privacy factor suffers. With a lighter shade, the shadows from within the house can be seen. There are certain styles of shades that have triangular linen pockets that allow more privacy with the lighter colors, the light allowance doesn't change much but if that is not a concern and you're looking for something light simple and almost maintenance free this wouldn't be a bad option.


Blinds may be one of the best choices when it comes to balancing the privacy to light ratio. There are several blind options from the plastic verticals to horizontal wooden. If you're looking for something cheap and easy the plastic would be suitable but unlike shades there is still are expensive appealing looking viable options that do not sacrifice light. Horizontal blinds are the best for adjusting how much light or privacy is needed, the most changeable option. Though similar to the shutters these are a bit more flexible and a lot cheaper. The range of style and quality is large and could easily fit most categorical desires.

The last option, the shutter. Shutters are a strong stable structural option almost the exact opposite option from the curtain. Depending on the size and angle of the planks there is a lot of potential for light and privacy.

Not only are they great for privacy they can be hung from inside or outside of the house and area quaint stylish feature that can add more charm to a gourd or individual room. The best way to decide what option you are interested in, the curtains, shades, blinds or shutters, would be to write a list if what you are looking for the one that covers the most important priorities on the list would be the best option that's tailored specifically to each person's specific needs.


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