Windows are a very important part of your home because they allow for light and ventilation within a room. However, the problem is your privacy, which is very important as well. No one likes the inside of your home to be in full view to those on the outside, especially when to comes to bedrooms etc.
A classic choice for covering windows to gain privacy is to install curtains in Sydney homes, but what if curtains are just not your thing, and you want to go for a more design-oriented, naturalist, look? Plus, curtains in Sydney can be a bit on the expensive side, and maybe your budget is simply not there to afford the cost of curtains. What are the options available to cover your windows without curtains, in order to gain the privacy you need?
Here are a few ideas which you can use to cover up those windows and maintain your privacy.
- Plants – Plants and windows go hand in hand, and therefore an ideal solution is to place a few tall potted plants near the window (or on the window sill). You can still get a view of the outside, but the plants will block an outsider’s view of you. In addition, you can create a beautiful and natural look for the room with plants.
- Faux stained glass – Covering your windows with faux stained glass can add a burst of color to your home, in addition to maintaining your privacy.
- Gallery Glass – Gallery glass is very easy to apply as it comes in liquid form. Once it dries it becomes opaque and blurs the view, however it still lets in some natural light into the room.
- Frosted Glass – Frosted glass can be done through a sticker or with etching cream (using etching cream is more of a DIY job). This completely blocks the view and gives you the privacy you need. You can also do frosting in strips or just half of the window, enough to protect your privacy but still giving you a view of the outside.
- Placing household objects – Placing artwork or a chalkboard in front of the window is a simple and easy way of protecting your privacy.
- Colorful bottles – Placing a collection of colorful bottles against a window will create a beautiful display as well as add a great design element to your home.
- Shelves – if the windows are not that large, you can install shelves across the window. this is a great way to control your privacy, since you can decide what to place on the shelves, depending on the level of privacy you want.
- Exterior shutters – Protecting your privacy doesn’t need to be an inside job! Installing external shutters is also a great solution. They provide fantastic control of privacy, as well as providing insulation for the room. You can get shutters in either wood, faux wood, aluminum, or PVC from any supplier of blinds and shutters in Sydney. The great thing about shutters is that they are very durable, and last almost a lifetime, therefore the cost you incur in getting them done is well worth it.
- Blinds or shades – Another option is to use simple blinds or shades to cover your windows. These are relatively inexpensive and can be found with any good supplier of blinds and shutters in Sydney. Blinds are very versatile, flexible and give greater control of light and privacy. They are also very durable and easy to clean.
There are a lot of things that you can actually do to cover up a window in order to get some privacy if you really get those creative juices flowing, and these options don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot of money. Adding a splash of colour or even displaying your children’s art are great inexpensive way to give yourself some privacy from peeping eyes, while at the same time beautifying your home.
If you want a professional look however, the best option is to go for blinds, shades or shutters as stated above. If you are thinking of this option, then always make sure that you select a vendor who has a good reputation in the market, because this means they have the right amount of experience to advice you on the best options for your requirement.