Q: Hi Apartment Therapy! My mother just bought a house with a beautiful huge family room. This family room comes with a set of windows in one wall that we are baffled as to how we can dress them. It's important that something be done for privacy as the neighbors can see in through those upper windows to the upper floor. It also has to be functional so that we can let the light in when we want it. What can we do to get some privacy without making it ugly and chopping up the wall visually? Thank You.
Sent by Sarah
Editor: This is one of those things that developers do to make their homes stand out among the masses — but no one thinks about how home owners are going to address the issue of window shades, blinds or curtains. It's a tough one! Not one for elaborate window coverings, I would install simple (but high-quality) roller shades in each window and if I was REALLY concerned with privacy, I'd have the top ones automated.