5 Ways To Improve Your Privacy At Home

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Hello darlings!


An Englishman’s home is his castle, or so they say, and while no one wants to have the fortifications of a castle, one does need a level of seclusion. Modern society has us living on top of one another, and without some careful thought, your home could be similar to a goldfish bowl, especially at night. Modern shading solutions go a long way toward solving this problem, and if you are about to move into a new house, here are some innovative ways to ensure the required degree of seclusion.





  1. Cordless Blinds – Modern screening focuses on functionality, and the days of ropes and pulleys are long gone, with motorised units that have covered mechanisms that allow for fine tuning of shading and privacy. The best way to source these is to browse online, where you will find a wide array of made to measure blinds, and with both horizontal and vertical designs, there will be something just right. You might prefer the timeless look of real timber, or perhaps a composite material, and the choice of colours is only limited to your imagination.


  1. Exterior Window Shutters – These come in stylish timber or anodised aluminium, and with bespoke creations, they can be tailored to suit your window opening styles. Plantation shutters are not only stylish, they are very functional, and with adjustable slats, you control the amount of light that enters the room.


  1. Window Tints – This is one are that technology has given us efficient window tints that reflect the heat away, keeping the interior cooler in the summer months, and with reflective finishes, you can have 100% visibility and complete privacy. You can even have an opaque design, with slats of clear glass to offer the required amount of visibility, and with the right combination, you can achieve every effective screening at an affordable cost. There are plenty of benefits of window tints in the home, which is a very eco-friendly way to improve seclusion.


  1. Window Awnings – These are very stylish and will no doubt add a touch of elegance to any property, but with the right design, they can also give you effective shading. Retractable units allow for fine adjustment, and with a matching patio awning, the look is complete.


  1. The Right Interior and Exterior Lighting – LED solutions make domestic lighting a very creative addition to the overall ambience, and aside from creating a pleasant environment, the right lighting can also improve seclusion. For those who would like some inspiration, there is a guide to home interior lighting online with some great ideas.


Seclusion is very important, especially if you live in a built up area, and with some careful planning and the right screening, you can achieve a balance between privacy and visibility. There are online suppliers of made to measure blinds that can provide the necessary screening in a stylish manner, and with a wide range of fabrics and other materials, you can find something that complements the décor.


Lots of love




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16 comments

  1. I am more private now that I am older than what I was when I was young. I like the idea of seclusion I think.
    Tabitha

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  2. I too use window tints and they are amazing. You can even adjust them according to season and work wonders. have a soothing effect on the room too!

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  3. We have window tints in our home too which is a great way of reserving privacy! I like the idea of cordless blinds too.

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  4. My husband and I live at the end of a long lane and our house is tucked back into a grove of trees. We also have curtains and blinds that are really nice to close in the evenings.

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  5. I have window tints and they are just amazing in maintaining the atmosphere basis the weather. Loved the idea of window shutters as well, shall try that out!

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  6. I have window tints and curtains so it gives a well-deserved seclusion. Exterior window shutters sounds like an awesome option too. I need to look more about it... :)

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  7. I love well light rooms so huge windows are the way to go for me. However, I love the windows awnings idea! Thanks for sharing this info with us!

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  8. Fantastic tips! I'm withoit curtains in most of the rooms and don't really mind if the house opposite sees inside. Most of them have their blinds down 24/7 and I have never seen anyone peeking out. I need a lot of light and as much natural light as possible.

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  9. Great ideas. I have a lot of privacy at home. Too much actually, I prefer the windows open and the natural sunlight shining through. But I could use some ideas for my RV which I will incorporate.

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  10. I really want window shutters! I've had my eye on some for years now but just never got round to it, I am so going to get a quote!

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  11. I like the feeling of being safe inside my home so I enjoy having blinds and curtains for extra coverage as well as beautiful interior design! Great tips!

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  12. These are great tips and I love window tints. We incorporated some of these when we moved into our new home about a year ago.

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  13. That a great article . we are in Bali island Home is not our home , its a compound and there's a rules how to build it and each building has their own purpose . Some can't change with a modern design bu may be able to combine with such as the interior .

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  14. For me, privacy is the ultimate luxury so I dont mind investing for it, to keep it intact. A good blinds is a must.

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  15. Great ideas. I have some super nosy neighbors I feel like they are living with me, they take every opportunity to ogle my house whenever I open the windows.

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  16. Privacy is so important; since reading your blog I am looking for blinds as I always leave curtains open. I get your post and thanks for being an eye opener

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