The best window treatments for privacy.

The inside story. Keep the natural light in and protect your privacy.

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“The best window treatments for privacy are those that reflect your style and allow natural light in.”

— dc+b interior consultant.

Big, bright windows are a major selling point for all homes. But once you move in, those beautiful windows can increase your utility bills and leave you wanting more privacy.


Window treatments are a great way to protect your privacy and save energy. The best window treatments for privacy are those that reflect your style and allow natural light in. Here are some options to consider for your home.


Roller Blinds.

Roller Blinds are made of panels of fabric that cover the width and length of your windows. They are ideal for people with specific tastes because they can be customised for maximum privacy.


Choose from sheer or opaque fabrics, all of which maintain their original quality after exposure to the bright Australian sun. Roller Blinds can be opened and closed through chain control, spring-loaded operation or motorisation.


If you’re looking for a versatile Blind that can be customised, this Blind will work for you.


Roman Blinds.

Roman Blinds are traditionally an opaque window covering made from blockout fabrics. They are designed to be raised to let light in during the day and lowered at night to protect your privacy.


Roman Blinds have beautiful fabric folds when drawn open and create a more decorative look. Depending on the fabric you choose, Roman Blinds can have a modern or traditional appearance.

Cellular Blinds.

Cellular Blinds offer complete functionality when it comes to privacy.


The top down / bottom up style can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top. Cue letting an abundance of natural light into the top of your windows whilst keeping complete privacy where you need it at the bottom.


Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds are the most traditional of all the window treatments. A good choice when you’re working with a tight budget.


Venetian Blinds consist of blades that can be opened or closed by the use of a cord. They can be the sole window treatment or complemented with the use of Curtains.


Sheer Curtains.

Sheer Curtains let light in during the day while allowing for daytime privacy but not at the expense of the view outside.


These Curtains are made of very sheer fabric that is opened or closed through a pulley system that pinches or pleats the fabric together. This sheer fabric acts to diffuse and soften the natural light.


Sheer Curtains are great for adding height to rooms with low ceilings and for softening the look of bare walls and windows. They are ideal to layer with Blockout Curtains or Blinds so you can achieve day and night time privacy as well as light control at night time.



Plantation Shutters.

There are many different types of Shutters available for the interior of your home, but Plantation Shutters  are one of the best. These Shutters are hinged to the window and consist of blades inside a frame.

Plantation Shutters are very versatile. You can open the blades within the Shutter frame, pull or fold the Shutters away from the window to allow light in or close them at night for privacy.

Window privacy options.

Protecting the privacy of your home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice natural light and style. The best window privacy options make the most of natural light, style, and privacy so you’ll have a home that is both beautiful and secure. They also have the added benefit of energy savings during sweltering Australian summers.

Want to learn more about window privacy options that are perfect for your home? Contact us today, visit a store or book a free design, measure and quote. Our Interior Consultants can help you to make the perfect choice.



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