Ideas to Help Improve a Bad Outdoor View
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Ideas to Help Improve a Bad Outdoor View

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a scenic view. This is a common problem in homes located in tight spaces. Fortunately, there are various ways you can deal with this issue.

Hang Curtains

If the reduced natural light isn’t a concern or if your window isn’t the main source of natural light for your place, then it would be a great idea to use window treatments like curtains. Invest in a nice set of curtains that complement your home’s decor and style.

Make sure to measure your window’s length and width before purchasing curtains. Take those measurements with you when buying your new curtains and curtain rod. The windows will determine the width of the curtains as well as the length of the curtain rod.

Curtains often come in sets of two, and both fabrics should be used for a single window. A double-curtain window allows for the curtains to be tied back, cracked or let down completely. To have more control with the natural light that enters a room, you can add a set of sheer white curtains to hang with your thick curtains.

Use Indoor Plants

Hanging indoor plants is a creative way to improve a bad view from a window or sliding glass door. Consider hanging pots of ferns in front of your windows with a sheer curtain backdrop to make the plants stand out. Spider plants, English ivy, burro’s tail, philodendrons and pothos are also great options.

You can also line pots with snake plants on the floor facing the window or in the window sill. Another idea is putting a narrow console table against the window where you can place some pots of indoor blooms.

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