7 Types of Window Blinds to Maximize Home Privacy

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Blinds are gaining in popularity as many people choose them over traditional curtains and drapes. Window blinds have no rivals when it comes to giving privacy to your home. They have superior light control features as they can be easily tilted to control the amount of light entering a room. 

Although window blinds have numerous benefits, this does not mean that their prices are excessively high. In fact, they are inexpensive. In addition, they are constructed from resilient materials that will last for a very long time.  

There are multiple window blinds available today which provide privacy and security such as: 

Vertical Blinds 

When the vanes of vertical blinds are opened to 90 degrees, both the interior and exterior are visible. 

For privacy, tilt the vanes of these blinds to an angle of 45 degrees or less so that if you are on one side of the blinds, you cannot be seen from the other side. However, when you pass a window, you are visible from the outside. Vertical Blinds provide slightly more than partial privacy while also illuminating the room. 

Wooden Blinds 

Wooden blinds also provide privacy control through their tilt mechanism. The window blind can be lowered to the desired level and then tilted down to allow light while keeping prying eyes out. 

Add tapes to reduce the amount of light penetrating the slats. You can still have wooden blinds in a kitchen or bathroom with a faux wooden collection, a contemporary take on traditional slatted blinds. 

Shutter Blinds 

Popular slat blinds include shutter blinds, which, like standard wooden blinds, can be tilted to accommodate light and privacy preferences. Shutters, such as the ones you can get from Blinds-N-Shutters, are designed to be installed halfway up a window, allowing light to flow over the top of the blinds throughout the day. This is ideal for rooms overlooking a busy street. 

Horizontal Ceiling Blinds 

Locate the slat’s edge, then incline the slats, facing up the edge. Only the ceiling is visible from the exterior, and natural light can enter the room with this method. While not entirely closed, outsiders cannot take a peek inside or that people inside the room wouldn’t be visible.  

In addition to adding another layer of privacy, horizontal ceiling blinds also prevent light from entering through the rout holes where the blinds’ inner cords travel. The lift cord runs along the back of the blinds with no visible holes. 

Sheer Roller Blinds 

People love sheer roller blinds because it provides privacy without obstructing natural light. The blinds allow light to pass through the translucent fabric’s seams. This helps diffuse the light, decreasing glare in rooms such as home offices.  

When you want more privacy, you can effortlessly lower the blinds, and when you want to enjoy the summer sun, you can open them all the way. 

However, this also means that the blinds are transparent at night. The effect is amplified if your indoor lights are on and it is dark outside on the street. With sheer roller blinds, outsiders will be able to see into your residence. It is, therefore, an excellent idea to combine sheer roller blinds with other types, such as blackout blinds, in areas of the home that require more privacy.  

Blackout Blinds  

If privacy is your primary concern, blackout blinds are one of the solutions. These blinds are ideal for rooms that require complete exterior privacy. These types of  window blind block light from both the interior and exterior. They are covered with a layer of fabric impermeable to both light and objects. 

Blackout blinds are therefore ideal for enhancing the quality of your sleep in the bedroom and ensuring your privacy in rooms that face the street or if you want to block out watchful eyes.

Top-Down, Bottom-Up Shades  

Top-down, bottom-up shades provide the best of both worlds for individuals who value style and convenience. They are also an excellent option for those who wish to increase the comfort and security of their home.  

By pulling window blinds down, you can maintain your privacy inside your home. You can even raise them from the bottom and the top to increase illumination and atmosphere. 

When it’s time for the golden hour, return both sides to their original position. Top-down, bottom-up cellular shades will let in a sufficient amount of natural light while maintaining your privacy and adding elegance to your space, reducing your need for artificial overhead lighting or lamps. 

Final Thoughts 

An inexpensive investment such as window blinds will immediately make your home feel more secure and cozy making your purchase worth it. Regardless of the type of window blinds you have at home, as long as you know how to maximize them, you can guarantee the privacy you and your family members deserve.  

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