My new place has sheer blinds. Seems weird?
January 13, 2014 10:49 PM Subscribe
I just moved into my new place I'm renting - a beautiful loft, part of a nice, quiet-seeming community generally composed of 30-somethings, with huge, 10" windows along the outside-facing wall of a 20" ceiling place. Everything is great except for one thing. I didn't realize it when I checked out the place, but it turns out those huge windows have sheer blinds on them.
posted by naju to Home & Garden (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
During the day, you can't really see inside because of the way the sunlight outside works. However, at night when I have the lights on, the sheer blinds don't do much to block the view inside. It's facing outwards into a courtyard and there are opportunities for people to see a full view of my open floor plan living room / kitchen space. The bedroom is lofted and hidden (I think) and bathrooms are hidden.
I'm someone who has generally valued his privacy and felt piece of mind from it, but I'm trying to put a positive spin on this since I just signed a year-long lease. Is it something I'll get used to, am I making a big deal out of nothing? Will people generally not be voyeurs? Or if there are voyeur neighbors, I'd think they'd HAVE to eventually get bored watching me wash dishes, play video games and veg out to Netflix - right?
I don't really even understand why someone would put up sheer blinds. This has me blindsided (ugh sorry) but maybe you can talk me though it.