Which Blinds Are Best for Privacy?

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If you have curtains fitted around your home for all of your windows, then it is only really possible to get complete privacy inside if you draw them fully closed. The only other feasible alternative is to have net curtains as well, something which looks old-fashioned in most homes these days. Therefore, if you want to achieve more privacy whilst still allowing light to come into your home, then fitting blinds instead of curtains might be a good idea. What are the main options for privacy-seeking homeowners to consider?

Venetian Blinds

To begin with, Venetian blinds afford a great deal of flexibility in terms of light control. Because they are made up of multiple slats, you can still allow lots of light in whilst disrupting the view of passers-by. By tilting your Venetian blinds to the desired angle, you can allow enough light into your home to see properly whilst providing plenty of privacy. That said, Venetian blinds can still be seen through even when they are in their fully vertical position. This is because all of the slats have small holes. You can only really see through them if you put your face right up to the window, however, so most people won't be put off by this consideration unless they want to achieve total privacy.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are similar to Venetian ones because they are also made up of lots of slats. The only difference is that these are positioned in a vertical configuration rather than a horizontal one. You can adjust their position to allow some light in whilst cutting out most of the view from the outside. However, because they are hung vertically the view from above will not be restricted very much. Therefore, you might like to consider other options if your home is overlooked by a tall building opposite your window.

Roller Blinds

A cost-effective option, roller blinds are designed to fill the entire space that a window occupies. In this regard, they are much the same as a pair of curtains. The big difference between roller blinds compared to other types of blinds is that they only have one section of material. Therefore, if you want to make your home a haven of total privacy, you will need to drop them all the way down. This means they are better for maintaining privacy but you will have compromise on the amount of light that you will be able to obtain inside.


22 May 2020

Turning Your Home into Your Workplace

When I decided to become a freelance designer, I decided I would work from home. I was sick and tired of being in an office all day and to be honest, some of my workmates were pretty annoying. However, I did not consider that I might have to make some changes to my home in order to make it suitable. On the first day of my new life working from home, I realised I would need much more natural light, so I had new windows installed. I then realised that I would need a larger work table to work on my cut out designs. In the end, I made hundreds of changes and I learnt an awful lot about home improvement.