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How to Create More Privacy in Your Home

Enjoying privacy at home is a right that anyone should have. You don’t want anyone peering through your windows or overhearing you while you’re at home. Although you might want to get to know your neighbors, you want to do it on your own terms and not because you can see and hear what they do and vice versa. When your home doesn’t feel as private as it should, you can do a few things that help to make it more private. A few changes can help you to feel safer and prevent you from worrying about whether your neighbors see more of your life than you want them to.

Choose the Right Window Dressings

Pastel curtains in living room
Pink pastel curtains in living room and yellow designer chair

Having people looking through your windows is certainly not something that you want to have to deal with. However, sometimes people just can’t help it. It seems to be human instinct to look through a window as you walk past it. If you want to prevent your neighbors and passersby from looking straight into your living room, or worse into your bedroom, you should consider what types of window dressings are available. There are various options, from curtains to blinds and shutters. You can choose something that allows you to stop prying eyes but still control the natural light.

Install a Security Camera

A woman holding a tablet with smart home screen.
An unrecognizable woman holding a tablet with smart home control system.

To keep your home private, it can be useful to know whether there might be anyone snooping around. It’s also just handy if you want to check who might be at the door or whether the delivery driver really did try to deliver your package like they said they did. A good security camera can allow you to check who has been outside your property and can even show you in real-time. Many modern cameras connect to smartphone apps so that you can take a look on your phone and see the video feed. You can even get an alert if there is any movement.

Soundproof Your Home

Hearing noise from outside can make it difficult to really enjoy your home. And if you can hear noise from outdoors, can people outside of your home also hear what you’re doing indoors? Soundproofing your home can help you with this problem, making your home a calm sanctuary. At, you can find out how to soundproof your home for a quieter property. Adding insulation to your home is one of the best solutions. It helps to dampen sound so you can enjoy your home more.

Prevent Peering Into Your Yard

Beautiful Backyard Garden
Hot Summer Day in the Beautiful Backyard Garden.

If your yard is overlooked by any of your neighbors, you might be reluctant to use it. However, there are ways for you to make it more private. Firstly, ensure you have a privacy fence to stop people looking in and trespassing too. If you’re worried about people looking into your yard from above, you can also use methods such as building a pergola to create a canopy.

When you feel that your home needs to be more private, make some changes, and you can enjoy your home more than ever.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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