As homeowners search for curtains and drapes they generally have two main concerns: protecting their privacy and ensuring plenty of natural light comes in. It may seem difficult to accomplish both goals at the same time but Half Price Drapes is here to help you find the perfect solution for your home.
Try out sheers to see how they work for you
The simplest solution is to pick sheer curtains. They give you a light, gauzy look for your room, they let tons of light in, and they protect you from the prying eyes of others. While they don’t offer 100% privacy like blackout curtains do, most people feel comfortable with what they do. For example, a car driving by would see outlines of shapes but wouldn’t be able to see exactly what you’re up to.
Consider a two-prong approach
Another option is to have a light sheer or linen curtain and then heavier velvet drapes or blackout curtains over them. You can let the light shine in during the day, but when you want more privacy at night you can pull the velvet curtains taught. This allows you the best of both worlds and gives you flexibility as your needs or wants change.
Be aware of interior lights
A common misconception homeowners have is that if they can’t see out at night, no one can see in. This isn’t true due to one key issue: your interior lights. They illuminate your room and can make it easy for someone to see right in. The only way to avoid this is to keep your drapes closed at night. The key is to be aware of the way light can change your room.
Shades may be your best friend
Roman or cellular shades may be your best bet – especially if you want to have total darkness at night but plenty of light during the day. The latest options are all cordless – which means they comply with the latest safety recommendations – and come in solid colors, patterns, and more. They’re a modern choice that are as stylish as they are functional.
No matter which type of shades or drapes you’re looking for, Half Price Drapes is here to help. You get free shipping on orders over $249.00 and free swatches are available so you can try out our fabrics in your home before biting the bullet and making your final purchase.