How can I subdue the harsh glare from sunlight?
April 22, 2014 11:10 AM Subscribe
I spend a good deal of time video-conferencing via Skype. During summer afternoons, as the sun hits a certain point in the sky, there is strong sunlight glare from a nearby window that makes it almost impossible to work. I need screening, but cannot install permanent window treatment. I want a simple screen that I can prop in front of the window when needed. What materials or solutions will enable me to eliminate/minimize the strong glare?
posted by elf27 to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last summer I used wood frames with canvas stretched over them. The canvas was originally intended to be used for watercolor paintings. They were perfect structurally, because I could prop them on a desk in front of the window. The canvas was translucent, and glare was eliminated. However it was not a good solution, because the canvas gave the light an unattractive, kind of sickly yellowish hue.
Are there screens I can purchase that are made for this purpose? Alternatively, if I know what fabric or material to use, I can probably mount it on a frame myself. Ideally, I want soft, natural light while eliminating the harsh glare of the sun.