Decorating a small square door window for privacy

What are some neat ideas to cover a small 9 1/2 in square window on a door?Something with a way to still look through or out but have coverage as well.

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  • Funincarmel Funincarmel on Mar 24, 2018

    How about a stained glass piece?

  • Msc12149616 Msc12149616 on Mar 24, 2018

    I had an entire windowed kitchen that offered the neighbors a full view of everything all the time, I used faux stained glass, I made some flower designs from the templates provided, applied them to the windows with a little clear to make them stick, then covered the entire window with clear. It allowed for the light to come in, but the view from the outside into the kitchen was blurred, so you couldn't see anything any longer, problem solved without losing light, or having to cover all the windows all the time with nine blinds.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 24, 2018

    Cut the square you need from a role of transparent Contact paper. It comes in several styles like prisms, curves, and stained glass. This can go inside or outside of the window, once you pick the best pattern. If you don’t want to buy a whole roll of Contact paper to use for other windows or shelf liners or something, you can paint the window in one or many colors, just in random swirls. Leave at least a two inch square in a pastel pattern so you can immediately see out, but someone outside would have a hard time stretching or leaning in to see inside. Best wishes ☺️

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 24, 2018

    Hi Rhonda,

    Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon and probably similar places sell vinyl sheeting with various designs that can be used for privacy. We used one in our downstairs bathroom. For our upstairs bathroom, we used frosted Plaid Gallery Glass paint, painted under and over a set of rose wall décor stickers. The texture is like white school glue and you put it on by swirling the paint on with your fingers. (I used 3 coats - 2 on the glass then another coat after applying the rose wall sticker.) It dries frosted. I found a lot of wall décor stickers at . You just have to search for them when you get there.

    One more option is frosted spray paint. The only problem with spray paint indoors is that it requires good ventilation. So if you try that, be sure you can open other windows and wear a mask to prevent breathing in the fumes. You'll also need to tape off wall, trim, floors and anything else close to the window due to the overspray. Wishing you the best.

  • Pjj11945116 Pjj11945116 on Mar 24, 2018

    Lowes or home depo sell design paper cut to size of window add water to window and wipe out excess water and it stays forever. If you get tired of the design just peal off clean window and apply new flim window paper. Its amazing. I did my gragage window 10 years ago and they still look amazing. Note its not contact paper. Hope you find what your looking for.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 24, 2018

    privacy film

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Mar 24, 2018

    I saw an idea to cover a peep hole with a faux barn door miniature. You could do the same. Barn doors are huge right now.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Mar 24, 2018

    Try using Clear Gallery glass. Dab on with your fingertips really thick. Let it dry overnight and you will be surprised. You will be able to see out with a little distortion, and people can see in but it’s more distored. I did my side windows and love It. It’s not pretty when you put it on but beautiful once it dries.

  • Christel Christel on Mar 24, 2018

    I love the window films that cover the entire window but still have little spots to "peek" out. check out Amazon, they have a lot to choose from.

  • Jana Jana on Mar 25, 2018

    There are great window velum covers that are easily applied and removed. I got mine at Home Depot, but I am sure most hardware stores, big and little, carry them

  • Zetandel Zetandel on Dec 22, 2020

    In fact, on YouTube, as well as on pinterest, there are a huge number of ideas related to your problem. I recently looked through these resources and found more than 30 different ways to solve your problem. If I were you, I would do the following - I would replace the window with a new one from and that its size is several times larger. It is also a good idea to slightly increase the size of the window sill. This way you will have a lot more space for creativity. Just a large window in itself looks much more beautiful. But well, it's your choice and it's up to you to decide what to do with this window. I have a small request to make to you. Could you take a picture of the final result when you're done? Thank you in advance!