How to Add Privacy to Any Window Without Curtains or Blinds

corn starch mixture being poured into a pot

There’s nothing better than enjoying a gorgeous bathroom that has a nice big window which brings in heavenly, natural light. That is, unless, you have a neighbor who has a view that is just a bit too close for comfort! That’s why we’ve got a great tip for you today that will help you achieve a sense of privacy in ANY room, while still holding in all of that desirable light.

This nifty hack comes to you directly from those amazing gals over at Coral TV. It is part of a series of what they are calling the “Basic Girls’ Guide,” but, I promise you, these lace window covers are in no way basic!

So, to get started on this fun, simple, and cost-effective DIY, you must first gather your materials. For this project, you will need:

  • Water, boiling and room temperature
  • Corn starch
  • Lace, enough to cover your entire window
  • Standard-sized paintbrush
  • Crafting scissors (Make sure these are super sharp— we don’t want the lace to end up having frayed edges!)
  • Measuring tape
  1. Size that lace!

    In order to ensure that you get that clean, tapered look, it’s important that all of your lace fits against your windows snugly. To do this, measure the length and width of the sheet, and cut the lace according to the dimensions. Once you’ve made your cuts, test the size by holding it up against your window. Make alterations, if necessary.

  2. Mix up your “paste!”

    What we love about this project is that you don’t have to use smelly or hazardous chemicals to seal your lace—all you need is corn starch and a bit of H2O!

    To get the perfect consistency of paste, grab a bowl or jar, and dissolve 2 tablespoons of corn starch into one-quarter of a cup of room temperature water. Then, boil two cups of water and add it to the dissolved corn starch mixture. Stir together, and add a bit of extra corn starch if necessary, until the substance achieves a thin, glue-like texture and appearance.

  3. Seal in your new privacy shade!

    To seal this bad boy in, all you need to do is place your pre-cut piece of lace on the desired window, and paint the corn starch mixture over it until the material is fully saturated.

We are really keen on this idea because, as we mentioned, this project really allows the user to add privacy to any area of the house, without having to sacrifice precious natural light.

To learn the FINAL STEP of this DIY, as well as tips on how to remove one of these lace privacy windows, be sure to watch Coral TV’s video below!

What do you think of the idea of making a lace privacy window? Have you made one before, and, if so, did you enjoy the results? Have you ever tried a similar project with different material? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!