Need a bit of privacy? Your home décor can help.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have the space to build upward, a loft creates the perfect cozy hideaway.
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.
Block sound but not light from a passageway by installing French doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.