Having Some Nosy Neighbors? Here Are 4 Easy Ways You Can Protect Your Privacy

Do you ever feel like your neighbors are just a little too curious in what’s happening at your home in Arlington? It could be that awkward half-smile and wave they give you every time they pass your front window or the linger watering of their garden when you’re trying to relax outside.

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Whatever, it is, we’ve all had such neighbors. But, one of the big parts of feeling happy and secure in your own home in Arlington is having some privacy and personal space. So, if you ever feel like your neighbors are closely watching you, here are some easy ways you can get your privacy and peace of mind back.

  1. Window tints- This is one of the most effective ways of protecting your home in Arlington from busybody neighbors. Installing reflective window tints will ensure that your nosy neighbors are unable to see inside your home and at the same time allow you to keep your shades open to let light in the house. Some tinted windows will even allow you to easily see out and enjoy your neighbor’s puzzled look when they first see their reflection instead of your living room.
  2. Light-filtering blinds and tapestries- Unlike the usual blinds that completely cut off the natural light, these cellular shades allow most of the natural light in the house while also keeping the prying eyes out. Throwing a tapestry up on the wall by the window can also be another effective way in keeping the light while blocking the view.
  3. Trellises- These are usually effective if your nosy neighbor problem is on your backyard. But if waiting for vines to grow isn’t an option for you, you can opt to buy a trellis with smaller openings, or craft your own decorative fabric fence for enhanced privacy. For the ultimate outdoor privacy screen, you can place the trellis directly between your favorite outdoor chair and your neighbors.
  4. Potted Plants- If you can’t plant a hedge around your home then small potted plants will do. These provide great natural fencing that will block out nosy neighbors. And the best thing about this is, you can take them with you when you move.

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