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Need a bit of privacy? Your home décor can help.

By emily.bailey

Thursday, September 17, 2020

DIY privacy ideas | Schlage

You don’t always need to head off to a remote locale when you’re craving a bit of solitude. Here are some of our favorite ways to create a sense of privacy right where you live.

 

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Do you wish you could get a little time for yourself? Maybe your neighbor’s deck feels right on top of yours. You don’t always need to head off to a remote locale when you’re craving a bit of solitude. Here are some of our favorite ways to create a sense of privacy right where you live.
Creating privacy with home decor.

Indoors

All of us need a bit of alone time occasionally. Unfortunately, our home’s layout doesn’t always lend itself to seclusion. Try these stylish tips for creating privacy in your home’s interior so you can focus, recharge and relax, even if you have an open floorplan.

Screens

Standing screens are a traditional way to add privacy to any room, but how you style it –vibrant color, chalkboard paint, decorative fabric, lit-up tree branches – is where you can really add your personal touch.

Larger furniture

Bookshelves may be the most common furniture-turned-room divider, but a headboard or cabinet that’s finished on both sides can be just as effective.

Shipping pallets

Ideal for lovers of upcycling and DIY projects, reusing raw materials like shipping pallets can help break up spaces of an industrial size or style.

Loft

If you have the space to build upward, a loft creates the perfect cozy hideaway.

Nooks

That unused corner or unexplained notch under the stairs can be turned into the semi-secluded reading nook or small office you need to focus.

French doors

Block sound but not light from a passageway by installing French doors.

Outdoors

Just because you head out on your front porch doesn’t mean you have to be on display for the whole neighborhood. Create the illusion of space between you and your neighbors with these outdoor privacy hacks. You’ll find they may also provide a bit of extra shade.

Deck privacy wall

Perfect for when your neighbors are really close, a wall like this one from Handmade Haven adds privacy and possibilities for additional decor.

Porch curtains

Just as you would hang curtains to block the intense sun or your neighbors’ view of your bedroom, you can use curtains for shade and privacy on your porch.

Plants

If you’re going to work in the garden anyway, make your plants do a bit of work for you, too. Trees and tall shrubs make excellent screens.

Lattice

Latticework around a patio or along your property’s border can be a beautiful alternative to the standard fence. Hang potted flowers or let climbing plants create extra privacy with a splash of color.

At Schlage, we believe any house can be transformed into your perfect home. Find more ideas for putting your personal touch on your home and making it work for your lifestyle at the Schlage blog or Pinterest.

 

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