Curtain fabric for maximum light, minimum visibility?
September 27, 2013 6:31 AM Subscribe
Moving into a new apartment (yay!) with big windows, and I love me some sunlight. The problem is that the apartment is on the first floor and located in a pretty busy area where people will be walking and driving right by my windows a lot. Thus, I want curtains and I'd like to make them myself. My question: what fabric would allow the most light to enter the windows but also provide me with some decent privacy?
posted by RingerChopChop to home & garden (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Additional issue: I know visibility into an indoor space changes from daytime to nighttime. At night, something sheer will become transparent when "backlit" from inside. Whereas during the daytime (particularly on a bright day), even completely uncovered windows are hard to see much through unless you get really close and do that cup-hands-around-eyes thing against the glass. I'd love a fabric that does double duty -- blocks visibility during the day and night -- but not if it significantly reduces my sunlight during the day. If need be, I can supplement with blinds at night for more privacy. Thank you, fabric mavens of mefi!!