Here are two cost-effective ways to boost your privacy at home with renter-friendly window treatments


Getting customised blinds made is an investment you probably don’t want to make when you’re renting.

Fortunately, you can buy cost-effective ready-made blinds, like these Venetian faux wood blinds from Mr Price Home available in white and brown in sizes 1 000 X 1 000mm, 1 600 X 1 600mm and 1 200 X 1 600mm.

Net curtaining for privacy

Transparent net or voile allows the light in but keeps prying eyes out, making them a great option when your neighbours are a little too close for comfort.

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Instead of drilling to put up new curtain rods (which your landlord may not approve of), opt for an adjustable tension rod, like this 680mm Telescopic Tension Rod (R169) from Makro. You can fit them inside the reveal of windows and use them to hang lightweight curtains. No holes, minimal effort and you can take them with you when you move.