Now that we're all spending so much more time at home, it's no surprise that many people are looking for new, simple ways to add a little extra privacy to their homes. However, you don't have to turn your house into a bunker to feel more secluded — with even just a few small tweaks, you can create your own oasis.
Invest in easy-open and easy-close blinds
If you have blinds that are cumbersome to open and close, you're more likely to either leave them always open (no privacy) or always closed (no natural light). Neither option is great, which is why making the switch to blinds that are easy to open and close can help you have privacy when you need it and let the light in when you don't.
Especially helpful for backyards, planting bushes or trees along your property line can give you home more of a private, closed-in feel. Many people opt for privacy landscaping over a fence so their yard will feel more like a hidden retreat and less like a blocked off space.
Use functional shutters
For extra privacy, functional shutters might be just what you need. This can be an extra effective investment if you have a side of your home that receives direct sunlight where you also want to lower your cooling bill. Functional shutters can block the sunlight and block your home from any passersby.
Of course, the type of privacy you need often depends on your living situation and surroundings. Find a solution that works best for you, then kick back and relax — in privacy.