How You Can Elegantly Create More Privacy for Your Home

No matter where you live, whether in a bustling city or a suburban neighbourhood, you deserve to have some privacy within your home, or when outside in your garden.  It provides a sense of security, peace, and comfort within your own space. Sometimes it can be hard to work out how to improve your privacy without it looking obvious that’s what you’re trying to do. Thankfully there are some good solutions though and plenty that can be done elegantly – here’s our top tips.

Start Off with Your Window Treatments

Every home needs window treatments, not just for the sake of privacy but for temperature control and of course, aesthetics. Beautiful curtains, drapes, or even blinds add a touch of sophistication to your home; the textures, the colours, and the lighting coming in all impact how nice each room is going to look (and technically the exterior too). Choose fabrics and designs that match your interior decor and allow you to control the amount of natural light (and visibility) entering your space.

Frosted Glass or Window Film

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If you live in a townhouse, then you’re definitely going to want to take a look at this option. Window films can be an elegant solution for enhancing privacy while still allowing natural light to filter through. These are frequently used on bathroom windows or glass doors to create a sophisticated and contemporary look, but you can also add them to any windows in your home that are overlooked. For a more permanent solution, you could consider investing in frosted glass window panels.

Consider Privacy Screens

For the most part, these are still a newer concept, but they’re proving to be a fantastic one, especially if want to ensure you have privacy and want to deter bugs getting into the house. You can look into something such as Phantom Screens since they’re absolutely perfect for creating that open concept of having both the indoors and the outdoors of the home transition beautifully together. 

Create an Outdoor Retreat

Tall hedges can help add privacy to your home and garden
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Focus on creating an outdoor retreat where you can enjoy your garden without being overlooked. You can use fencing, trellises, or plantings to enclose your patio or garden, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in private, stylish comfort. Plus, if you look at rich homes, they usually do this; they’ll have fences or even just thick hedges around the perimeter, which makes it feel welcoming and elegant, but at the same time, there’s that nice layer of privacy too. 

Consider Indoor Greenery

In the same way that you can use trees and bushes outside to create privacy, you can use plants inside in a similar manner. All plants need sunlight, so it makes sense to place them on windowsills. They’ll get all the nutrients they need to grow well, whilst also providing you with an elegant layer of natural privacy.

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