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How Window Coverings Affect Privacy

Choosing your window coverings can leave a lot of considerations. How much do they cost? Is there really a difference? Do they match my interior design? One you won’t want to forget about, that will help you make the call on many of those other questions, is how much privacy do you need? The answer can actually vary widely from person to person and from room to room, and that’s why it’s important that you make sure you have the best for each.

At Shutters of the Strand in South Carolina, we have all the variety you could ever want or need from window coverings, and we’re sure to have something to match your home and desired level of privacy. Consider what’s best for you, and when you’re ready, give your local retailer a call so they can help you pick out the exact shades, blinds, or shutters to fit your needs.

Types of Window Coverings and the Privacy They Offer

There are many different types of window coverings, but to keep things simple, we’ll just cover the basics, because unless you’re familiar with window coverings, it can be a bit confusing to just separate the terminology. Let’s go over shades, blinds, and shutters to cover the basics on the privacy that each provides.

Privacy Offered By Blinds

For window coverings, blinds provide a baseline of privacy and ease of use. No matter how much you open your blinds, the view from the outside will always be obstructed. However, the downside may be the tendency of slats to get stuck or overturned and provide a small, clear view into your home. Whether or not you think you’ll be adjusting your lighting much is a big factor that will relate to what blinds you get and the privacy they provide.

Privacy Offered By Shades

If it comes down to blinds or shades for your home, the level of privacy they afford partially depends on how you use them. Unlike blinds, most shades offer complete opaqueness when closed — meaning you can’t see through them at all, except for shades or shadows with some. This is great if you want privacy and don’t intend to make much use of natural light, however, when you draw them up, the window will be completely exposed to eyes from outside.

Privacy Offered By Plantation Shutters

When it comes to privacy and interior window coverings, plantation shutters are second to none. They offer the best aspects of shades and blinds and add even more protection and capabilities of their own. The shutters can be designed with as big or small of slats and as many sectional openings as you desire, giving you ultimate control on lighting and privacy. The shutters also close with a tight fit to your window frame. Should you so choose, you can block out light and prying eyes completely.

Contact Us For Window Coverings and The Privacy You Need

At Shutters of the Strand, we’ve been helping clients figure out for years what blinds, shades, and shutters would be best for the various rooms of their home. Give your local provider a call today, and they’ll work with you to get the best looking and most appropriate window coverings in your home.