Asked on Dec 7, 2016

How do I get privacy with my front door beautifully?

Sue KieneZabitatGlenda


We have a front door that is paned (18 I think) glass. I've tried handging a linen curtain inside to complement our mission decor, but the dog shreds the curtain in his effort to look out.

I don't not want people to be able to see inside. not sure what do do. Help!
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Dec 7, 2016

    You can purchase privacy film from Home Depot and cut to your sizing.
  • William
    on Dec 8, 2016

    Contact paper! Comes in all types of transparent patterns.
  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Dec 12, 2016

    I would look at the big box stores for window film...most of these go on with water and come off with water (they also carry a "solution" that you can use). These would be better than contact paper because they have no glue. But leave at least 1 of two panes where the dog can look out!
  • DD 66
    DD 66
    on Dec 13, 2016

    I have a similar door and went to Lowes and got the window film with a slight decoration on it , like etched glass , but you can tell who is at the door without the person really seeing in. It works great winter and summer. My door gets REALLY hot in the summer and I haven't had any problems in 3 years.
  • Glenda
    on Dec 13, 2016

    Amazon has beautiful print films with motifs such as a design from a Klimt. These are very affordable and look like you have stained glass.
  • Zabitat
    on Dec 17, 2016

    You can replace the glass with one that matches your stile. Based on the comments, you have a typical 18 Light insert in a steel or fiberglass door. I'm guessing it is an 8 foot door and the frame size holding the glass in place is 24" x 82" or 22" x 82", which are standard sizes. The clear glass is held in place with a frame. The attached image has a 12 light insert(24 x 50") that was changed out to a decorative glass insert. You can purchase one for your 18 light insert as well.
    , After Image 24 x 50 Paris
    • Karen
      on Dec 17, 2016

      Thanks. I am sorry if I didn't mention that our door is the original wood door but I'll see if I can find inserts because that is a great idea!
  • Sue Kiene
    Sue Kiene
    on Dec 22, 2016

    Privacy film. You can see out but no one can see in.
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