Certain rooms, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and those facing the street or a neighbor, require window treatments that provide privacy. Such a window shade should be opaque enough to prevent view-through even when backlit so that at the most only vague shadows are visible from the outside.
We have created this collection of window shades that provide privacy with an opaque material or with an option such as a liner. These products will block view-through, but not necessarily all light - for products that provide total blackout light control, please visit our blackout products page.
things to consider:
You may want to be selective as to when you want privacy and when you want to have the window uncovered and allow in light. To balance these needs, consider layering your window treatments, such as a light filtering shade combined with drapery. Choosing a product with a top down/bottom up option is also a great option for balancing lighting and privacy needs.
We also recommend mounting hobbled or looped style roman shades outside of the window frame with plenty of overlap on the wall to prevent view-through on the sides of the shade. Woven wood shades are perfect for those who have an earthy, organic home decor and are looking for increased privacy. They are made from natural materials such as reeds, grasses, and bamboo and when combined with a privacy liner will add natural beauty and much needed privacy to your home. Also, if you are interested in getting better home insulation along with maintaining privacy consider cellular shades.