What Type Of Window Treatment Do You Prefer?

Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
A year ago, before I moved into my current house, I lived in a rental house in a neighborhood in transition (lots of tiny houses, close together, perfect for families starting out). Unfortunately, with the economy, most were sold & became rentals. That's when the problems began with unscrupulous landlords & unfit tenants; things went downhill fast.

I only mention this because one thing I had never seen before was the unusual window treatments people started using. I would see newspaper, bedsheets, towels, old clothes, tarps, paper towels, garbage bags, soap, you name it, all used in an effort to give some privacy or just to block light. The city finally passsed a window treatment law, listing exactly what could & could not be used for window coverings!

What do you use for your windows?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Blinds
18
Roman Blinds
1
Shades
2
Curtains
11
Bed sheets
Towels
Newspaper, cardboard, paper towels, et al.
Tarps
Garbage bags
Shower curtain(s)
Soap or other substances used to create a film, but not usually used for home windows
Nothing
1
Other
Total votes: 33 (22 voters)
Poll is closed
05/07/2013
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Contributor: Rossie Rossie
We use wood blinds.
05/07/2013
Contributor: Trysexual Trysexual
Wood blinds
05/07/2013
Contributor: Gary Gary
Most of our house has curtains. I however like the dark most of the time. In my office, I lined the outside of the window glass with velcro, and cut squares of black felt that perfectly fit the glass.
05/07/2013
Contributor: padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
A year ago, before I moved into my current house, I lived in a rental house in a neighborhood in transition (lots of tiny houses, close together, perfect for families starting out). Unfortunately, with the economy, most were sold & became ...
blinds
05/07/2013
Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Most of our house has curtains. I however like the dark most of the time. In my office, I lined the outside of the window glass with velcro, and cut squares of black felt that perfectly fit the glass.
Now that is one I haven't thought of or seen before; very clever & not an eyesore!
I prefer the dark because of my migraines, so I have blackout shades on the windows, plus blackout curtains over those -- it works perfectly & is quickly reversible when I don't need the darkness.
05/07/2013
Contributor: Hummingbird Hummingbird
Blinds with inside curtains on all windows except the living room where we have a pull cord drape across the picture and side window. They actually all came included when we bought the house but it is what I would install anyway if I had to purchase them.
05/07/2013
Contributor: wicked weasel wicked weasel
Blinds to me offer more flexibility. You can go horizontal or vertical...
05/07/2013
Contributor: Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
A year ago, before I moved into my current house, I lived in a rental house in a neighborhood in transition (lots of tiny houses, close together, perfect for families starting out). Unfortunately, with the economy, most were sold & became ...
It depends on the room. I have one room which has wall art, and other similar items which I prefer to keep cool and dark. For that room I have draw curtains. For my bedroom I have vertical blinds, for ease of accessing sliding doors to the backyard. In some of the other rooms I have horizontal mini-blinds. They work okay, but I think often about replacing them. They seem to work best on the French doors.
05/07/2013
Contributor: wicked48 wicked48
Cellular blinds are fabulous for keeping out the cold/heat.
05/07/2013
Contributor: The Vixen The Vixen
I prefer blinds. I like curtains too, but I only use them for decoration.
05/07/2013
Contributor: gorgeous gorgeous
I have blinds and curtains. Curtains for decoration, but the blinds for when I want it darker in the room.
05/07/2013
Contributor: Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
I saw a bathmat in someones window yesterday...
05/07/2013
Contributor: karenm karenm
I like blinds, and I also use darkening curtains if the room is still too bright.
05/07/2013
Contributor: CutiePatootie CutiePatootie
I like Roman Blinds and Curtains.
05/07/2013
Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Sbmsvschoolgirl
I saw a bathmat in someones window yesterday...
OMG! Thank you for telling me this, I thought I'd seen it all! Hahahah
05/07/2013
Contributor: joiedejouets joiedejouets
I like curtains, Blinds are okay sometimes, depends.
05/07/2013
Contributor: married with children married with children
I dont know what city you lived it that went and passed a law about what people could use in their own homes to cover their windows, but that is one sity I would move the hell out of as soon as I could. Talk about over reaching government.

We have mini blinds on all of our windows.
05/07/2013
Contributor: Allstars316 Allstars316
I rent an apartment and we have blinds on them. I like them a lot.
05/08/2013
Contributor: Woman China Woman China
I loathe curtains or window coverings. I like all the natural light I can get!!!!
05/09/2013
Contributor: Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I like blinds and curtains. When there's just blinds, I feel like people can see through.
05/09/2013
Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I loathe curtains or window coverings. I like all the natural light I can get!!!!
What about people looking in on you during private moments?
05/09/2013