What's the best solution for adding privacy to doors with glass panels

I have French doors with glass panels on my sun porch. I want to add some privacy without drilling holes into them for curtain rods or blinds. I love some suggestions on ways to add some style along with a bit of privacy.

  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 02, 2018
    privacy film

  • Gayle Gayle on May 02, 2018
    adhesive contact paper. There are designs on the clear film that will obscure the view you don't want to see. I did it and it lasted for more that 7 years.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on May 02, 2018
    Frosted contact paper would be a good choice.

  • Jeri Jeri on May 02, 2018
    I lived in a condo that had huge windows in the living room. I wanted the light but also wanted some privacy. I found a recipe for "frosting" the window. I took my big metal mixing bowls and used a dry erase marker to trace circles on the windows (like bubbles) and then painted the "frosting" in the circles. I remember it was dish soap and Epsom salt...you can find the recipe on pinterest. washed off with warm soapy water when we were ready to move out.

  • William William on May 02, 2018
    Go with the contact paper. Easy to put on and easy to peel off.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 02, 2018
    They make different style window decals that are frosted or designed, just cut peel n stick!

  • Sally Frazier Sally Frazier on May 03, 2018
    You can also adhere lace panels( doileys, lace that you buy in the material section at most craft stores) They can be modge podged on, modge podge dries clear and then go over it again to hold. If you aren't sure you will like it , try a small corner to see how it looks. I also have painted a decorative design on my small bathroom window with multi-purpose acrylic paint and stencils. You don' t need to cover the entire window, just a small design here and there. You could use colors t hat blend with the rest of the room . Hope this helps

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Dec 02, 2020

    You can get privacy screen for a very low price. They even make some that looks like stained glass.


  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 14, 2021

    Hi K: How about a film? Home Depot sells some really nice window film that's so pretty. Here is the site:


    Good luck

  • Paula Kitzberger Paula Kitzberger on Mar 30, 2021

    I painted mine with tempura paint. If I get sick of it, it will wash right off. You can Also use frosted contact paper to ‘frost’. I have done that on basement windows. You can also use stencils and etching solution to etch which is a more permanent solution.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 23, 2021

    If you don't like film or Contact, use a curtain or apply wallpaper or even Polystyrene

    from a roll. or Aluminium foil.