Good Questions: Obscuring the View From Outside?

Good Questions: Obscuring the View From Outside?

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Janel Laban
Nov 20, 2008

Claire sent us an email: I have a question that begs for the creativity of Apartment Therapy readers: The bottom floor of our apartment is garden level, and while there's a decent amount of hegdging and plants outside, we'd like to put something in the window to obscure the view into our living room. However, the wide window ledge is a favorite for our cats and they love to sit and watch the world go by.

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We also like to have the light come in, so curtains or blinds aren't really an option. We'd like something that won't take up the whole ledge so the cats still have room to roam and lie down on the ledge. I was thinking of either plants (cat safe? capable of growing with less light), tall vases or maybe some type of beaded curtain?

Our living room has light grey walls, red couch, and a the bold black and white IKEA RAND rug and dark black wood furniture and accents of green and teal blue. Photo of the window is attached with some of the items I've put up there to see how they work.

Help and suggestions are appreciated!

Please share your ideas with Claire in the comments below...

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