How to Deal With a Bad Outside View

Here in Snohomish County, it's hard to believe there is such a thing as a bad outside view. We are blessed with beautiful forests, rivers, and mountains in most areas, however, there are those who may look out the window and realize their view is not exactly the best. Have no fear, because today we will be providing tips on how to deal with less than impressive outside scenery.

Use Nature to Your Advantage

The great thing about nature is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, colors and kinds. There is always something to suit everyone's needs. If your outside view is an eyesore, consider using plants to create a screen. Do a bit of research and decide which plants you like best that will grow tall or can vine up an existing fence. You can even place a piece of lattice where you would like your nature screen to grow in order to provide a stable foundation for your vining plants to attach themselves. Plants like ivy or bamboo grow nicely in small areas and are perfect for a project like this.

Create a Fabric Screen

If you're in a hurry and don't want to wait for plants to grow, you can always create a fabric screen to help provide a more desirable view. Combine different materials for the framing such as wood or metal to develop the perfect look that compliments your design taste. Next, choose a fabric that is weather resistant, durable, and pleasing to the eye. You may want to stick to solid colors, as prints may be a bit much. You may opt to leave space between your framing and the fabric to allow natural light to flow freely into the space. Place your newly created screen outdoors in front of the area you wish to conceal to create a view that is all your own.

Re-establish a New Focal Point

Sometimes all you need to change your view is a little different perspective. Rather than covering up the undesirable scenery, why not put your creative talents to work and create an incredible work of art that takes the focus off of the view? You can choose to create a wooden or painted metal frame and hang different plants at varying heights. You can have your children create artistic masterpieces on tile or stone and display them proudly by hanging them from the frame. The possibilities are endless. Not only will this technique provide a better view, it also spruces up your yard and gives an interior decorating aura to the exterior of your home.

Hang New Window Treatments

The advancements in window treatments are astounding and we are here to help. Simply stop in to Budget Blinds of Snohomish County and let us know what look you are wanting for your room. We have adjustable window treatments and blinds that can be manipulated in such a way as to allow natural light in and keep undesirable views out. Roman shades are a perfect option and come in many styles, colors, and fabrics!

Use Frosted Window Film

Frosted window film is an affordable way to quickly and easily transform your windows and add an element of privacy. Not pleased with the view from your window? Simply cut pieces of this self-adhesive gem to fit your windows, peel the backing off, and place over your windows for an instant privacy screen. If you're wanting something a little more fancy, cut out designs and arrange the film cut outs on your windows. Either option gives you that element of privacy and also allows natural light to flow into your room without a lot of fuss and expense.

We hope you have enjoyed these tips and can't wait to hear which one was your favorite. As always, we would love for you to stop in to Budget Blinds of Snohomish County and let us show you our incredible collection of window treatments, blinds, and more.