You can never have too many windows, but you can certainly suffer from too little privacy. How can you increase the privacy of your home without replacing or hiding the windows? By using window film and inventive ways of utilizing blinds and fabrics, you can enhance the beauty of your windows while decreasing your exposure to prying eyes.
Window films offer you a way to add privacy without replacing the glass panes in your windows. Ideal for bathroom windows or the narrow windows flanking your front door, window film comes in a range of sizes and patterns. Combining several films across one pane of glass might create unsightly seams; so be sure to find a film that is as least as big as your window. Window films simply need to be moistened, then applied to the glass. You can always remove them by simply peeling them off.
Frosted Glass Paint
Cheaper than window film, frosted glass paint offers you an affordable and easy way to add privacy to plain glass windows. You can spray paint a grid over your windows to mimic a French window pattern. You can paste craft store stencils on the window in shapes of flowers or other patterns, then spray paint over them to give your window a playful privacy finish. Frosted glass paint can be washed off with water, if you make a mistake, but is difficult to clean without removing.
For day and night privacy, use a double curtain rod that allows you to hang thick, privacy drapes above and sheer curtains beneath. Home decorating stores will match your drapes to the upholstery of your custom furniture. Several websites will allow you to upload a photo of your window so you can see different designs superimposed on the image.
Though blinds offer window privacy, they often block out the light. But if you combine two layers of blinds, you can achieve complete privacy, both day and night. Hang bamboo blinds inside the frame of your window. Then add faux wood blinds above, using outside mounts. The bamboo blinds will let daylight shine through while granting you privacy. At night, the faux wood blinds will cover the see-through bamboo blinds and give you complete privacy.