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Window Dressing Options for Privacy

Whether it’s protecting your modesty in the bathroom or giving yourself freedom to relax in the living room, we all appreciate a bit of privacy in our homes, but if your windows are overlooked by neighbours or passing foot traffic, it’s easy to feel a bit exposed. To help you increase your privacy at home, the team here at Paul James Blinds have put together some of our favourite window dressing options that can shield your home from prying eyes.

Frosted window film

Frosted window film is a very low tech, cheap solution to your privacy needs and will offer a degree of privacy without compromising on the natural lighting you receive through your windows. Frosted window film is translucent, so while it won’t completely protect your home from nosy neighbors, it will distort shapes and colours. This solution is best used for bathrooms in which the humidity makes many materials unsuitable, and is rarely used in more social rooms as the aesthetic of this choice is not very attractive and can look very industrial.

Window Dressing Options for Privacy


Venetian: Venetian blinds are a great choice for maintaining privacy as the horizontal slats can be tilted and adjusted to prevent outsiders being able to see in while still allowing you to see out. This means that your view isn’t hindered in your quest for privacy, and you can still allow natural light to enter your room.

Roller: Roller blinds are simple to use and offer a sleek, fuss-free design. You can opt for more sheer materials so that whenever the blind is drawn, light can still enter the room, or opt for thicker materials if you want the ultimate privacy. Roller blinds make a great alternative for frosted window film if you want something a bit less harsh.

Roman: Roman blinds offer a soft, feminine touch to a room so you don’t have to compromise on style for the sake of privacy. Like roller blinds, you can opt for sheer or thick materials depending on your preference, and these blinds operate simply.

Vertical: Vertical blinds are a classic piece, with the light, vertical slats being able to be tilted and adjusted to adapting lighting and privacy needs. The material for these slats is quite sheer, so they can be used as stand alone piece to maintain privacy while allowing light into the room, or paired with curtains for a more opaque and cosy feel.


Shutters are available in a range of materials and styles, including plantation, PVC and wood, and are a robust and long-lasting choice for any window. Perfect for use in any room of the house, these sleek and stylish window covers are a great way to keep your home private. They’re made from thick, opaque material so you can completely block out the world, but also have slats to allow lighting into your rooms – you can also opt for your shutters to only cover the bottom half of your windows, so your room can still be flooded with natural light, if that’s a priority.

Paul James Blinds are home to a huge variety of window dressings to help maintain the privacy of the home, with our selection covering many designs of blinds and shutters. All of our products are made from the finest materials and are measured and installed very precisely by highly trained fitters to ensure a high quality and long-lasting product. Get in contact today for more information on any of our products and services, we’ll be happy to help.



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