I’ve been living in a house for the last twenty years. On the ground floor, with metal grills on every window to deter burglary. And most of the time I drew the curtains. It’s mostly for the sake of the cat really; I didn’t want her to spend too much time staring at the great outdoors, start being enticed about roaming carefree on the streets, and end up being bullied by the gangster stray cats. :p Just kidding. Actually my next-door neighbour and I share a common driveway, so the distance between his house and mine is just about the width of a car (which is REALLY CLOSE). So I use the curtains to guard some privacy but as a result, I have to compromise on the brightness of the rooms. What I really want is a bright, light-filled space.
I came across and fell in love with the idea of adhesive window films. They’re frosted so it will ensure that you never have to close blinds or roll down a shade again. The film gives total privacy while letting full light shine through. Additionally, they come in pretty designs too. Bonus! :)
Aren’t the above window films pretty? Last but not least, there is also a DIY option.
DIY window films using white paint pen (uhm… Tip-ex? Does anyone remember that product? Is it still available on sale nowadays? I remember using it for my high school tests and exams; part of my staple stationery.)