Best window treatments according to redditors

We found 879 Reddit comments discussing the best window treatments. We ranked the 461 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Window Treatments:

u/Ron_Fuckin_Swanson · 255 pointsr/DesignMyRoom
  1. Declutter

  2. Get some frosted window film and apply it to the glass doors in your desk cabinets. That way you can hide away your clutter without anyone seeing it.

  3. Whatever the ribbons and stuff on the wall are, they need to be moved. You might consider putting a big slab of cork board where they are hanging give you a spot to attach important papers, reminders, photos etc etc

  4. Your bookshelf is overloaded at the top, and virtually empty at the bottom. Evenly distribute the weight so that the boards don't sag. Fill in any extra space on the shelfs with the knick knacks that are currently cluttering your desk.

  5. mount a hook somewhere to hang your earphones

  6. Consider getting a monitor mounting arm for your PC monitor. The Amazon Basics Single Arm monitor mount is 100 bucks, but its built like a tank. Being able to move the monitor and have it floating gives you more usable desk space and it would allow you to move your monitor directly in front of your webcam in case you needed to show someone something on the monitor during a video chat.

  7. I would consider replacing the desk lamp with something that puts all the light directly on the desk. You have a floor uplight in the background giving you plenty of indirect light. You don't need to stare at a lit up globe all day on your desk too
u/IllTakeOutTheTrash · 101 pointsr/TikTokCringe

To anyone that has an unfrosted window in their shower, you can buy window frost film. Been there, done that.

u/2068180780 · 82 pointsr/cats

This is the one we used but it was my moms purchase and she splurged a little more than some can, I know there's cheaper options available as well!

u/sebastiansmit · 71 pointsr/LSD

This is the one in the picture

u/5yntax3rror · 69 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I live in Louisiana and also needed to cover my window over the summer. I bought these and they work perfectly, just in case this might help anyone:

u/manatee1010 · 65 pointsr/MasterReturns

No kidding. I'd hate to live next door to these two.

OP, you seem to think the barking is cute for reasons that aren't clear to me. If you change your mind, this stuff can be hugely helpful for managing dogs barking at stuff outside.

u/chaosisbeautiful · 34 pointsr/howto

I've used something like this before and it really helped and adding a small fan or air purifier helped, too!

u/Bernarnold2016 · 32 pointsr/pics

For your wife [Original Blackout Pleated Paper Shade Black, 36" x 72", 6-Pack] (

Super inexpensive, blocks light. I have them in almost every window of my apartment.

u/messenger_boy · 27 pointsr/pics

Two questions:

  • Can you make an infinity mirror out of two two-way mirrors instead of one normal mirror and one two-way mirror? If you did that, would you see the tunnel effect no matter which side you look through?

  • Anyone know any good (cheaper) LED strips which could be programed through Arduino? I'm looking to make a small portable infinity mirror this summer, but I'd like to program it to change settings from an external controller...

    EDIT: Loving the feedback! To elaborate on the first question... I'm thinking of making an infinity mirror that I can bring with to a music festival and carry around... so I don't want to use a mirror with glass because I'd hate for it to break and get glass everywhere. I've been wondering if the effect would still be present if I attached one-way film like this to two plexiglass circles. Any ideas?
u/beefwarrior · 25 pointsr/chicago
u/TheDevitalizer · 20 pointsr/DIY

I got the idea trolling around /r/diy, it has a mirror on the bottom, LED's in the middle (hole going down at a 45 degree angle in the side for the wires), and a piece of glass with a privacy reflective film applied to it.

The light bounces back and forth creating the 'tunnel' effect, while some of it escapes so you can see it.

u/probably_jelly · 20 pointsr/malelivingspace

I know you asked for curtain suggestions, but I'm guessing your concern is related to the heat and glare from the sun, and not privacy? IF it's the heat/glare, I'd suggest mirrored film instead of curtains. My SO and I have a trawler, and many of the windows have unusual shapes that don't really allow for curtains. We got these and they work like a dream. Much cooler, and (just slightly) reduces the brightness.

u/Caterpillarcait · 20 pointsr/Parenting

Window privacy film. You can get it in blackout or pretty designs that are semi transparent.

u/SanityIsOptional · 19 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

Put up a translucent piece of plastic/film, so people can't see thru the windows but light still gets in?

Something like this:

u/sanggang_goyangi · 19 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If you still wanted privacy but a curtain isn't feasible, you could perhaps try one of those films that you can stick to windows, something like this.

u/cyber_omelette · 17 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I'm building one right now as a christmas gift for my fiance. I wanted to build a prototype first though before shelling out big bucks for the real double sided mirrors.

So I just went with a sheet of plexiglass and [Gila Reflective Film (I paid $30).] ( It actually looks surprisingly good. I think I'll just buy a glass ikea frame and try that out. Unless she wants to do makeup with it, that's probably good enough.

u/shrednivashtar · 17 pointsr/assholedesign

Maybe it's time for a little guerrilla redecoration?

u/hadtoomuchtodream · 15 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Maybe try some privacy window film? Lots of varieties on amazon, and affordable. They also sell it at home depot, and probably lowes.

u/I_make_things · 14 pointsr/RoomPorn
u/tunersharkbitten · 14 pointsr/Greyhounds

one thing i would recommend, assuming there is no vertical shaft and it is just a little nook, is to put soundproofing foam on the walls and ceiling of that little alcove. make a little drape to go across the outside and get some sound deadening cloth and make a little "anti-boom" box for when there is thunder or fireworks or she just wants a nice safe quiet place. i have built a few of them for people in my neighborhood, we live close enough to disneyland and doggos FREAK THE FUCK OUT every night when they launch the fireworks. you can make a pretty nice "anti-boom" box for less than 100 dollars.


curved curtain rod

soundproofing panels

u/gijoeusa · 11 pointsr/whatsthisbird

I use the Window Alert decals. They come in different shapes. I usually order the hummingbird.

Lost a beautiful large woodpecker to the patio door the day I moved into my home. Was devastating. Heard it hit. Found dead on the deck. Must have snapped his neck. Been here 4 years now and not a single strike ever since.

FYI: they have to be changed every six months. It’s a small price to pay... a few bucks a year to save amazing birds that live in the trees around my home.

u/kwtester · 11 pointsr/confusing_perspective

Make a frame with a bit of thickness. Put a regular mirror on one side. Mount an LED strip along the inside edges of the frame. Get a piece of plexiglass and some one-way mirror film to cover one side of it. Place the plexiglass, mirror-side, towards the real mirror.

u/dontbreadonme · 11 pointsr/pics

That's a little pricey -- I have some other, cheaper stuff that has the same effect, it makes our whole bathroom look tie-dyed in the morning.

u/PM_ME_YOUR_BEAMSHOTS · 10 pointsr/flashlight

You love the s2+?

You don't need to buy another light. You could get an OP reflector or a 60° TIR lens directly from Simon. Or put some DCFix milky over the lens. Or send the glass lens through some 220 sandpaper. Or convert it to a triple.

u/emarkd · 10 pointsr/flashlight

I have a light that I'm particularly fond of, but I find its beam too focused and "throwy" for edc use, so I made a removable diffuser for it.

I started with DC Fix film. Its a common product sold as a window treatment. I've used it before on other lights, but I wanted it to be easily removable in this case. So here's what I did:

First, I laid a bit of Saran Wrap out on my kitchen counters as smoothly as I could and stuck a square of DC Fix right in the flattest spot. Then I laid my light's bezel upside down on the square to use as a template. After tracing and cutting around the resulting circle, I'm left with a small circle of DC Fix, stuck to clingy Saran Wrap. It'll easily stick to my kitchen windows. With the light reassembled, it just lays right in.

It seems to stick very well and doesn't fall out on its own. I can't get it out by hand at all, not even with my fingernails. I have to take the point of a knife along the edge to pop it up out of there. Time will tell, but I think it'll hold up quite well.

To show the effects, I took two whitewall beamshots at pretty close range, probably 1.5 meters or so with camera on full manual, so no funky exposure tricks. Then I took two "real world" beamshots in my kids' toyroom at about 4 meters. Again the camera was on full manual but it kinda overexposed a bit. I should've taken a bit more time with it, set up a tripod, etc, but I didn't. Hopefully its still illustrative of the difference.

  • Whitewall shot, non-diffused
  • Whitewall shot, diffused
  • Toys, non-diffused
  • Toys, diffused

    In addition, I put the light to my homemade "Integrating Amazon Box" and found about a 10% reduction in output -- 222 lumens without the film, 197 with. As should be expected, however, it feels like a bigger drop since the light is more diffused.

    I really like the beam that results from using the DC Fix on a small focused light. If you've got an edc light that you really like but you wish were a bit more floody, maybe give this a try.
u/Whambamthkumaam · 10 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

What about covering the mirrors with frosted/patterned window film or vinyl wallpaper? like this or this

u/driving26inorovalley · 9 pointsr/Tucson

We had this installed at work to deal with a south-facing bank of floor-to-ceiling windows and, combined with some blackout curtains, it helped a good deal:

u/kdennis · 8 pointsr/IndoorGarden

I think it's just called privacy film or window film. Here's some on Amazon

u/someshmo · 8 pointsr/malelivingspace

With the current setup, I'd consider moving that Aeon F. print (!) to the wall with your Kesey poster print. Awesome wall art, btw. I'd put a floating wood shelf on the TV wall, painted off-white to match your baseboards and that Hudson Bay Point blanket. I'd stick a small row of vintage paperbacks on it and a couple bookshelf speakers for the oncoming record player. Bluetooth to avoid the wires, if possible.


I'd put the turntable on a small stand on the right, below the art, utilizing that plug. Or I'd get a new console with clean lines that takes up most of the TV wall and can accommodate both.


I'd say you need a bigger rug, partly tucked under the sofa. Some sort of 'faded navy' seems right to me-- either flatwoven, or a distressed pattern like the current rug. That way you could connect with the beige walls of the unit (the faded), but tie in with the red and yellow of your art and the Hudson throw (navy).


The current format is home office one side, living area the other. Seems like you enjoy reading, and want to collect some records, but don't want to live in a home library. If that's the case, I'd consider media storage on the desk side. You could move the desk a bit and put a row of Kallax behind the sofa. This also would make a surface for reading lamps / plants / decor... or MacBook when sitting at the desk. But it means you're walking in to a wall of books and records.


The other option is to put it on the door wall. This would make the room divide less heavy. Provide an entry surface for keys and mail. And you could move the plants off the sill for easier blinds action. Side note- I'd consider a strip of [privacy film] ( on the window bottoms. Either way, this would probably require a smaller desk and/or tweaking.


Other thoughts- I'd go white (or baseboard off-white) for the blackout curtains. A burnt yellow planter on the table. Paint the corkboard frame black. One thing- the coffee table looks very tall in the pics. Hairpin legs are pretty affordable on Amazon. Love that wooden tray in the bathroom.

u/thesongbirdy · 8 pointsr/interiordecorating

Do you need to keep her away from the window or just prevent her from looking out of it? My first thought was some temporary privacy film, but I am not sure if that will work for your training purposes.

u/flambeaway · 7 pointsr/Skookum

Bellows is the word you're looking for.

Alibaba - fabric bellows

AKON Skirting and Bellows

For a cheaper and hackier option, check out pleated temporary shades.

u/happypsycho · 7 pointsr/funny

Have you thought about using something like this?

u/Minemose · 7 pointsr/whatsthisbird

That's what I use and I haven't had a strike happen since I put them on. They just cling with a little water.

u/wombatrex · 7 pointsr/succulents

It was a cling film I bought off of Amazon. This is the one I bought, but there are all sorts of patterns.

u/MightyMorp · 7 pointsr/classicwow
u/professionalshoetier · 7 pointsr/pics
u/_roguelegate · 6 pointsr/RASPBERRY_PI_PROJECTS

Acrylic or glass, It's just a transparent sheet cut to size, then covered with this stuff..

u/azriel777 · 6 pointsr/BeAmazed

Here is a video explaining how to do it with led and show a small model. The TLDW video is that you create a box, have a mirror in the back, whatever you want to show on the inside of the box with lights, and the view part has a material that is reflective on one side (Plexiglass + mirrored window film put as the cover you see through and the reflective is on the inside).

u/Baelari · 6 pointsr/RainbowEverything

Rabbitgoo 3D Decorative Window Film, Non-Adhesive Privacy Films - Large Window Glass Films for Home Office, Static Cling Window Tint Films with Rainbow Effect, Irregular Patterns, 23.6 x 78.7 inches

This is what it is, I have some on a kitchen window that faces the neighbors.

u/Gun5linger67 · 6 pointsr/IndoorGarden

Put some Window Film like this on your windows. I live in the high desert and i did this to our windows and the plants are absolutely thriving. You can get really cool styles of film or get creative and create designs that are both useful and decorative. On one of my windows I cut the film to look like mountains that reach 3/4 of the way up the window. Then I hung some Full Sun plants to block out excess sunlight and now I have a curtain of green. I hope this helps and Good Luck!

u/CBML50 · 5 pointsr/dogs

I would think the crates would be good if for nothing else but to give them something familiar, but that's just a thought.

If you're concerned about windows, can you get some of that window-cling material that obscures views? I've not had an issue with this, but I've seen other people use it. Something like this

I've only once had an issue with a dog not wanting to potty on-leash. I think if your two are used to it in other contexts, they will catch on quickly.

u/wbgraphic · 5 pointsr/DIY

Most of these projects use regular acrylic or glass with mirror film applied to them.

u/chailatte_gal · 5 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I like it! Love the color counters with the cabinets. I would remove the curtains all together. IMO it makes it look more dated and closed in. If you want privacy try something like this: privacy window film

u/jewpha1979 · 5 pointsr/puppy101

When my puppy notices something from the window I immediately get his attention before barking and get him to sit and treat him for it. He then watches silently, we’re still working on it but I have noticed a slight improvement.

I also bought this for a different reason/not dog related and I love it! still get the natural light in.

u/octobereighth · 4 pointsr/legaladvice

I live in a HOA that has a rule that only "white-backed curtains" may be visible in a window. I also have a fucking floodlight pointing directly into my bedroom window.

It took trying out several different brands, but we were eventually able to find curtains that block almost all of the light. It'll never be pitch black in that room, but it's much better now than before. They also make light-blocking curtains that have thermal insulation. Sleep like the dead has a list of their top picks. I'm pretty sure these are the ones we ended up with in the end, but again we tried out a bunch of different ones so I could be wrong.

Good luck!

u/TOPOKEGO · 4 pointsr/askTO

Maybe something like this:

Says it works better during the day than at night but once you put it up he can't see you. Says it attaches to the inside of the glass as well.

It really sucks that you have to even think of this, but maybe this will help :(

u/Dutchie3719 · 4 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Had a friend go through something similar. Not sure what the legal advice was, but they definitely put mirrored film on the window targeted by the spotlight. The end result more or less negated the problem.

u/HardcoreNwah · 4 pointsr/OSHA

There is such thing as blackout curtains

u/mamyd · 4 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

I would try some adhesive window covering. You can get simple ones like this or stained glass style ones. They're helpful at letting the light in but the the stares out.

u/discreetTrex · 4 pointsr/bird

I use these to prevent birds from hitting the windows. So far so good! Though they need to be replaced every 6 months or so.

WindowAlert Leaf Medley Decals

They have a few different shape options.

u/napface · 4 pointsr/succulents

It's a privacy window cling I bought from Amazon. I love it, when the light hits it right it casts rainbows everywhere.

Here's a link: Rabbitgoo 3d No Glue Static Decorative Privacy Window Films for Glass Non-Adhesive Heat Control Anti Uv 23.6in. By 78.7in. (60 X 200cm)

u/freewaytrees · 4 pointsr/PlantedTank

I'll tag team this one:

  1. That would work but they make specialized ones that work great

  2. Some sort of privacy film on the back so that it lets in light but hides what's behind the tank

  3. Epic.

  4. Up Aqua or GLA both make some reliable units

    Totally agree about fish preferring the jungle/more densely planted tanks.... You really see their colors and natural behavior come out a lot more. After seeing the latest IAPLC results I'm wondering if the "Brazilian style" scapes provide enough sense of security.
u/Tha_Mayor · 3 pointsr/smartmirrors

Actually I built mine with
It turned out excellent!!
their are a few small imperfections but looks more or less just like a spec of dust on a mirror
So I actually went and bought myself a large shadow box from michaels, took out the glass put the tint on then mounted the tv.
the programming of the pie took longer then the build

u/jamesnufc · 3 pointsr/howto

reddiquette I made one of these a while back, here's how I made it. Obviously feel free to the substitute the materials I listed for whatever you want. The final product (I'll post pics later) wasn't exactly beautiful, but it works!


-Some type of container that will make up the structure of your infinity mirror. I used a paper mache box that is sturdy and able to easily open up

-A mirror. This should be a similar size to the container above.

-Adhesive film with a transparent side and a mirror side


-Something to cut the plexiglass with

-Some sweet lights


(for the purpose of keeping it simple I'm going to assume the materials are the same ones I used that are listed above).

  1. Cut out the bottom of the box (the part that doesn't lift up) so that the whole mirror (minus the edges) is visible when the box is open.
  2. Glue the edges of the mirror to the edges of the box so that is firmly in place
  3. Cut the plexiglass with the special plexiglass cutting tool so that it is exactly the same length and width as the top face of box. This step might be a little difficult as the plexiglass is kinda thick. I found that cutting it from either side and then 'snapping' it produced a nice clean break
  4. Cut the adhesive film to the same length and width of the piece of plexigalss you just cut
  5. On ONE side of the plexiglass, stick on the adhesive film so that it fully covers one side. Try and make it as smooth as possible without any air bubbles/wrinkles - think of it as putting on a screen protector on a phone
  6. Cut a hole in the top of the box leaving around an inch on each side
  7. Open the box up and using the glue, stick the piece of plexiglass to the underside of the top face using the inch margins on each side. NOT THAT THE FILM MIRROR SIDE OF THE PLEXIGLASS SHOULD FACE INWARDS TOWARD THE BOX)
  8. With the box still open, stick the LED lights around the inside perimeter of the side of the box. There may be some excess length which is fine
  9. Cut a hole in the side of the box large enough for any excess lights and the controller to fit through and then pull them thru so that they are on the outside of the box.
  10. Close the box up and turn on the lights! The ones I recommended have a ton of different color, flashing and speed settings so you can create some pretty cool effects.

    I know that at first glance this might look pretty confusing. As soon as I get some time I'll post some pics of each stage to help with the explanations, as even reading back on them they do sound somewhat confusing!
u/retsametan · 3 pointsr/DIY

> ly and expensive, so thats why I wanted a glas

just letting you know how they look and feel. If you're going to regardless, just apply 'frost' or 'etched glass' film on the back:

u/panniculus · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

> he's discovered the large GSD across the street that likes to bark at everything, and has learned to climb up on a table to get a better angle to stare down/bark at him

This window film is a quick fix if you want him to stop practicing this behavior ASAP.

u/AXISMGT · 3 pointsr/homeoffice

Original Blackout Pleated Paper Shade Black, 36” x 72”, 6-Pack

u/timacx · 3 pointsr/sleep

This is a classic case of shift work sleep disorder. (

Do what you can to control lighting and temperature in your bedroom.

  1. Get cheap blackout curtains or something to reduce room light. What I bought to help: Also, I have used this sleep mask: I bought a cheaper one once, but it wasn't big enough and hurt my ears.

  2. Keep your bedroom cool if possible.

  3. Avoid computer, TV & cell phone screens (my personal reoccurring issue)

  4. Don't abuse melatonin & when you use it, make sure you're in a dark room with the steps from above.

  5. If you run out of those options, Tylenol PM (Diphenhydramine HCl) is safe in the short term.

  6. Stop caffeine intake by your lunch time (which I would guess is around 6PM).

    (I've worked night shift for nearly 8 years. It's taken me a long time to figure it all out. I feel your pain.)
u/thenaturalo7 · 3 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I have the same problem. Once the sun comes up, and the light enters my windows I can't stay asleep. Then I bought black out curtains. They block out almost all light making your bedroom pitch black regardless of the time of day and are worth every penny. Now, my only problem is when I'm on vacation and the hotel I'm staying at doesn't have them.

u/sethgoose · 3 pointsr/hometheater

I got these from another recommendation either here or AVSForums and couldn’t be happier. Previously had some from Target and these blew them away. I have a double window close to my screen and these block pretty much all light. Not showing on sale on the exact listing I previously purchased on, but sure you could find them through another search.

Best Home Fashion Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains - Back Tab/ Rod Pocket - Black - 52"W x 84"L - (Set of 2 Panels)

u/coherent-rambling · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I don't think so, but only because of the high CRI request. The Jetbeam E10R, Fenix RC05, and Skilhunt M150 all meet most of your other criteria (the Jetbeam is pretty focused, though it's actually got the nicest LED). You could look into swapping LEDs on any of those, or you could just get the Jetbeam and slap on some DC Fix to flood out the beam. It won't be high-CRI, but it'll have nice tint.

u/tocirahl · 3 pointsr/flashlight

It's a film designed to obscure clear windows, but the flashlight community has discovered that makes a fantastic diffuser material to stick on to flashlight lenses:

u/jay3011 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/Blublario · 3 pointsr/flashlight

diffusion film, yeah. Its awesome at cleaning up beams..


u/8976r7 · 3 pointsr/videos

Birds can see UV light so you can use a nearly invisible decal that the birds will see as being a bright glowing light and will not try to fly through.

These work great, I've had them on my window for a couple of years with no issues. You can take them down when you clean the window and stick them back up. they cling to the window, no adhesive is used:

u/nightshifter · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Used this on the inside of my windows. You can't tell from the outside like you can with foil.

u/animedj · 3 pointsr/smartmirrors
u/EllieVader · 3 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

Decorative Window Film Holographic Prismatic Etched Glass Effect - Fill Your House with Rainbow Light 23" X 36" Panel - Crystal Pattern

Or similar. Could also be stained glass maybe why not.

u/shutup_you_dick · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

THIS. I've used this stuff in several places that I have lived. Home Depot sells it, and it's easy to put on. They also have "designer" film, such as stained glass, bamboo, flowers, etc. it's really pretty when the light hits it, and adds a touch of style and fun!

Here's MY favorite kind that I found on Amazon...

Rabbitgoo 3d No Glue Static Decorative Privacy Window Films for Glass Non-Adhesive Heat Control Anti Uv 23.6in. By 78.7in. (60 X 200cm)

u/voice_in_the_woods · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

I would assume there might be feral cats outside that they can smell and that might be winding them up. Talk to the vet about this as a possibility if you think it might be true. If it's a sight-related thing, i.e. they can see cats outside that are putting them on edge, you could cover the bottom of your windows with frosted film. If it's because ferals are spraying, you may need to look into ways to dissuade the ferals or get them moved.

If your vet deems it necessary, you may be able to get your cats on anti-anxiety meds, basically Prozac for cats.

u/Awanderer1991 · 3 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

NTA I hate unannounced visitors too and usually don't answer the door. Your MIL is not respecting your boundaries and you have the right to refuse to be walked all over. I got this film to put on my front windows so no one can peek in. It sticks to the window by static electricity so you can take it down whenever you want without harming the window. It lets natural light in, but you can't see through it.

u/dramallamacorn · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I’ve got this on my kitchen sliding doors. It lets a good amount of light in. window blocker thingy they go on really well if you put them on with glass cleaner on the window.

u/fakemoose · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Instead of hanging something, order some of the privacy paper (or mirrored) and put it on the inside of your windows. You can do it halfway up the windows if you don't want to totally cover them.

As far as this 'not seen from the street' business, I have to agree that I think you are misunderstanding what it means and your landlord probably misunderstood you when you asked about hanging curtains and assumed you would make holes in the walls.
Go outside and look at other apartments in your building. Or your neighbors buildings. Are their curtains or blinds? If yes, go put some in your apartment in a lightweight, sheer, but still concealing fabric with a tension rod and quit worrying so much.

u/robot_mower_guy · 2 pointsr/lasercutting

So long as your engraver is fully enclosed the only problem you might have is just the intensity of the visible spectrum. This is what we use at work. We just have it taped onto the engraver.

u/FuzzyRocket · 2 pointsr/cosplay

Ave you thought of the window tint film they sell like this? I have used on a gas mask and a set of glasses I made. I have found the flatter the surface the better, but it may work for you.

u/tomasito13 · 2 pointsr/DIY

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, static privacy film works really well.

u/lill_chicken · 2 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Yes. This is the one I got.

I recommend getting the application kit as well. Works great. Just have to be patient cutting it :)

u/Wentworth27 · 2 pointsr/UIUC

Amazon has window tint that just clings to the window. It's not that expensive and it easy to remove and doesn't ruin anything since it just clings.

u/WATOCATOWA · 2 pointsr/HomeDecorating

I’ve used both of these window films and liked them both. They are sticky, but easily removable.

Artscape 01-0122 Etched Glass Window Film, 36-by-72-Inch

d-c-fix 346-0350 Self-Adhesive Privacy Glass Window Film, Rice Paper, 17" x 78" Roll

u/knitpixie · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

If it were me, I get whatever curtains I liked the look of and then put one of these up in the window behind it.

u/phidel_kashflow · 2 pointsr/funny
u/djronnieg · 2 pointsr/Nightshift

They come in two sizes -- Original Blackout Pleated Paper shade. 36" for $20 and 48" wide for $36. I bought the $20 version and was able to had to trim off a couple of inches; they're designed to be cut per the directions.

The top most end has an adhesive strip although in supposed one could use tacks if they preferred. The adhesive stip works fine.

u/GreyZQJ · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Do you have Instagram? Check out "takingcarababies". She offers different types of classes that you can pay for, but I have gotten SO much good, free advice just from following her posts.

I also second what people are saying about the blackout curtains and sound machines. I got these for blackout curtains--they are cheap and efficient. You want something that actually blocks all light, which most curtains don't do.

Original Blackout Pleated Paper...

Seriously though, taking Cara babies. Its a game changer!!

u/Beemorriscats · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

If you want to get some blackout curtains that aren't actually curtains (for the strangulation risk), I highly recommend these paper ones

They're pleated and made of paper. You can cut them to length (or width) and they come with clips so you can fold them up and secure them!

u/wararmy · 2 pointsr/DIY

Paper blinds.

That's what I used at my temp apartment. Black ones will fit the apt style & rather inexpensive. Easy to cut them to adjust the width. The only downside, given how high up your windows are, will be a pain in the boot to adjust them. So I'd just leave them at about 70-75% closed.

u/Ketchupbunny · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

i have paper blackout curtains in my bedroom instead of an eye mask. you can also find them at hardware stores, for example home depot if you are in the usa. you cut them to you window size and tape em up. they have clips to keep them weighted when you put them doen at night. works like a charm - total darkness!

u/Dremd07 · 2 pointsr/sleeptrain

Original Blackout Pleated Paper Shade Black, 48" x 72", (Pack of 6)

u/guga31bb · 2 pointsr/weightroom

I have these in my bedroom and they're amazing.

u/tsmartin123 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should put these on your wishlist :)

u/ohlookanasshole · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I work nights and bought these. They are amazeballs. Also use them where the kids sleep. My toddler has not pulled them down yet. You have to manually fold them up and clip them, which with toddlers is a plus since there's no cool "whizz!!" action.

u/motsrox · 2 pointsr/DIY

I have huge bay windows in my new apartment. They're awesome during the day, but less so at night when I'm trying to sleep.
I need something to completely black them out, but that is also easily to raise. As this is a rental, I'd like to avoid having to drill holes.
I tried this thing, it does a great job blocking out the light at night, but is a huge pain in the morning. I found this, which has a string, but is not made to completely black out all night.

Does anyone know a workable solution for this problem?

u/lordnecro · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

That is $35 for a 6 pack. They are actually quite good at blocking the light. They make them in several different weights too, so you can block more or less light.

u/oblivious345 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Insulated curtains maybe? I have something similar to these. They work pretty well keeping the winter cold out against out sliding glass door.

u/sixam · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

We bought these from Amazon. Absolutely no light gets through them. The only light in the room comes from around the edges where they aren't flush against the walls.

u/aquasport_owner · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

True one way mirrors are expensive, but I think most people are using a piece of plain glass and then putting a good quality mirror film on it. With it being mounted on a wall and being dark on the backside and light on the front side, it will function just like a one-way mirror. I guess the trick is getting good film and applying it correctly to the glass.

u/take-dap · 2 pointsr/DIY

Mirror film is what you need. I assume atleast some hardware store has that on stock.

u/glocille · 2 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

One Way Mirror Window Film 30" Wide x 6.5 ft. Roll
Amazon has more than just this one, but I got curious and searched so I figured I'd share it just in case you or anyone else still reading this thread were interested!

u/emag · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Since others are addressing the insulation, I'll tackle the blackout curtains. You know how when you stay in a hotel/motel, those really heavy & thick curtains that have the vinyl backing on them? Those are blackout curtains. In hotels (and home theaters), they're used to block out all incoming light (blacking out the room). They're also thick enough to provide some manner of insulation, preventing drafts & airflow to the rest of the room. Just a real quick search, and I found these and these. It'll certainly look better than the plastic shrink film, at least.

u/mcfarlie6996 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I see. Then I agree with the Q8 recommendation but I know you want it floody so what I'm thinking, what if you added a DC Fix (Sand) window film to the glass? It's self adhesive and should give a nice floody beam to the Q8. You could always purchase an additional lens so you can swap out between the two in case you'd ever need the light for other purposes.

[Amazon link.](

u/jimmyLSX · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/jbrake · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

I put up blackout tint on my car when I have to leave it unattended for a while. It removes easily with warm water and soap. Coupled with a dashboard shield and I've never had problems in UT, SC, or MO.

u/backslashv · 2 pointsr/DIY

Yeah I decided to go with this

u/Garrgamell · 2 pointsr/smarthome


It took three tries! I mixed a small amount of Dawn into a little mini spray bottle from the dollar store to apply it. It comes with a little razor knife and squeegee too. If you can afford it I would recommend buying a nice piece of two way tinted glass. This way definitely works tho for cheap!

u/lordchompybits · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Does anyone know if the one way window film (For example) on some plexiglass will work for this?

u/amaezingjew · 2 pointsr/aspergers
u/hoti0101 · 2 pointsr/Minneapolis

Going the glass route will always be expensive. They sell high quality films that do the same thing. When I build mine, I plan to go that route.

2 way mirror film

u/thyfearfulsymmetry · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Got ours on Amazon, I'm sure there are other brands and types out there that work just as well though.

u/ixos · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

We got a roll of rabbitgoo film like this for our front windows next to the front door. Goes on easily with a spray bottle and an exacto knife to trim it.

u/sparklesleaves · 2 pointsr/houseplants

Im actually a cheap bastard and got an off brand on amazon but it does the exact same thing! Prvacy film

u/Ika_bunny · 2 pointsr/etiquette

Something like this film also stop looking at your neighbor

u/poppin_pomegranate · 2 pointsr/hognosesnakes

To add to this, I would recommend non-adhesive frosted window film to cover instead of tape. I used this on my fish aquariums in the past, so it should work for your enclosure though I can't say from experience if it does (currently living vicariously through all of you since the fiance is iffy about reptiles). No harm in trying!

u/orange-blossom · 2 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Ditch that dark corner shelf and get some nice over-toilet storage (one | two) that you can organize with baskets, bins, folded towels, etc. Weed out any bath products you're not using.

Replace the curtains with something more modern and light (one | two)! You could even just put some privacy film over the window so you don't lose any light. Add a hanging plant or lantern (to warm up the lighting) to the corner above the toilet, and a tall laundry basket or wastebasket next to the sink.

As others have mentioned, a rug is a great idea - they also make ones that fit around toilets (one | two).

u/MapleLeafMack · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Coavas Window Film Non Adhesive Frosted Privacy Window Film Self Static Cling Vinly Window Film Both Suitable for Home and Office (White 17.7by78.7 Inch)

u/SigmaLance · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I found it on Amazon. They do carry it in most home improvement stores, but I wanted the kind that was removable just in case I decide to go back to a black background.

u/GeoffAturax · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

No worries, I know what that’s like!

Also, I was recently helping a client in a very similar situation and from a bit of online research I found these curtains to be rated quite highly for acoustics. Can’t vouch for them personally yet, but worth a look and fairly cheap.

NICETOWN Blackout Curtains Panels for Bedroom - Three Pass Microfiber Noise Reducing Thermal Insulated Solid Ring Top Blackout Window Drapes (Two Panels,52 x 84 Inch,Gray)

u/antilumin · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Here you go

Edit: you would need a rod too, which comes with mounting hardware, but you also need to measure your windows to get the right size.

u/sk00ter21 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I second those. I also got these recently, which I like even better. The darker colors block out everything.

NICETOWN Thermal Insulated...

u/mr18inches · 2 pointsr/howto

This is what he's talking about link

u/germanbini · 2 pointsr/homeless

Hey I'm not the OP, for more info please go to the original post to congratulate them. :)

Personally I DO live in a van, it's a 1992 Chevy G20 Gladiator. I have a memory foam mattress on top of a wooden platform, totes and cardboard boxes for storage (food, clothing, etc.) underneath. having the mattress off the floor gives space for storage, and also insulates the mattress from the heat or cold of the ground.

For privacy I have tinted windows, non-adhesive window film, collapsible foil sunshade for the front window, and black bug screen mesh like this for the side windows.

For water I use sturdy Arizona tea jugs. I have a basic Coleman camping toilet for nighttime and emergency uses - some people simply use pee bottles or five gallon buckets.

If it's cold at night I have a [12V electric blanket](] and/or a 12V "car seat" warmer that I put under the mattress. I also have a propane Little Buddy heater which I have not yet used.

My main luxury item is an Alpicool C15 refrigerator powered by two 35AH "house batteries" (in parallel) which are charged using a Battery Doctor isolator. The Battery Doctor is run by my alternator when I drive-it only starts charging the house batteries after my van battery is full. The fridge uses 5.8AH per day. I used a cooler for a year, but the drawbacks are constantly buying or procuring ice (like from soda fountains), and food spoilage from it getting waterlogged, plus having to drain it frequently.

For hot meals, I use a 12 volt "lunchbox cooker" (works similar to a crock pot) which is powered in my cigarette lighter while I drive (or I can run it with the house batteries through a 12v splitter - the Alpicool is plugged into the other side. I also have a propane camping stove which I have never used.

I have a USB mini fan to run at night, or I can run my small regular fan through the 300W power inventor where I can also charge my laptop and/or phone (I usually charge the phone in the cigarette lighter).

I don't make any money if you buy from any of these links, but I only used them for illustrative purposes - I encourage you to shop around on Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, Walmart, check yard sales, etc. find the best priced similar item that works best for you. You don't have to get everything all at once - I didn't. But if you can get a basic minivan or van (seats removed), a mattress (or sleeping bag even) on a frame, and some jugs of water, it's a start.

u/SentientCelery · 2 pointsr/Decor

I have an old house with small rooms and odd windows. I hate that window treatments add bulk and weight to a room so I bought the static window cling stuff below. It’s amazing - easy to use, temporary, impossible to see through, lets a ton of light in while blocking the heat from the sun. I have it in my kitchen, bathroom, and on my front door. It’s been up 6 months now and is as good as the first day still.

Rabbitgoo 3D Window Films Privacy Film Static Decorative Film Non-Adhesive Heat Control Anti UV 17.5 x 78.7 inches (44.5 x 200cm)

u/wild_b_cat · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

Then maybe it would be best to try to obscure the window rather than the balcony. There are lots of ways to do that.

My wife and I had a similar problem; she hated being exposed but I didn't want to lose the natural light. What we found worked was to apply something like this to the glass:

... which gave us privacy while preserving natural light. Because we wanted to have some ability to see out, we didn't cover the entire window with it, just the center portion. It makes a nice effect, and it's easy to see out but still nearly impossible to see anything inside.

u/CrowWarrior · 2 pointsr/DIY

Use it with window film.

u/excelsiorshadow · 2 pointsr/Aquascape

Thanks! This is what I used. It was like $6 and very easy to apply with some soapy water. Let me know how yours turns out!

Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film Matte White Window Film Frosted Window Film Static Cling Glass Film Non Adhesive Window Film for Home Bathroom Office Meeting Room Living Room 17.7" x 78.7"

u/jareths_tight_pants · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This brand and style is completely opaque but still lets a good amount of light in. I used it on my rental windows for blacking out sunlight but it did not block enough light for me to sleep during the day. Would work great for privacy though. And it’s white so it will just look like curtains from a distance.

u/dantheflipman · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Ahah... 36 inch by 15 feet... Make ALL the windows!

amazon link

Thanks again for the tip

u/nelpastel · 1 pointr/povertyfinance

this does the same thing and it's super easy to install. I have 16 freaking windows in my one bedroom apartment. Now at least the AC actually cools down the place

u/RXrenesis8 · 1 pointr/photography

TIL one way mirrors are actually coated with something!

You can get Reflective Privacy Film on amazon (or at a hardware store probably) that should do the same thing!

u/dsrtwhlr · 1 pointr/phoenix

I bought this film off Amazon - Installed it on a west facing window. It helped reduce the heat in that bedroom a few degrees.
It went up "pretty" well - I screwed up trimming it, so there are a couple sections that aren't flush with the edge.
I think it looks fine from the outside as well.. It is a mirror finish, but it's smoky.

u/emeraldsama · 1 pointr/chinchilla

The other suggestions of cloth wrapped ice packs are worth trying, but I'd look at how to make the AC more efficient.

  1. Can you move the cage closer to the AC? Even if the whole room is warmer, the area closest to the AC will be cooler.

  2. If there's windows in the room, add window film to insulate and decrease heat coming it - it's cheap and easily removable if you rent (I rent and have them up). Just make sure it's non-adhesive, static cling film. Something like this or this one

  3. You could make or buy a solar (or battery) powered swamp cooler. In small spaces it can work shockingly well, but it's annoying to have to check the water level every few hours. You can also buy swamp coolers prefabbed, but if money is a concern you can DIY it.

    My boy starts looking uncomfortable over 76, so I would be very worried keeping him in temps of 80+. I shoot for 72 degrees and he seems comfortable plus or minus a few degrees of that.

    Refrigerated stone slabs do help for short term relief, but ultimately you need to keep the temp down. Chinchilla don't sweat, and can't release body heat that way. If you aren't comfortable in a long sleeve shirt or sweater in the room they're in, then it's too hot for the chins.
u/SandD0llar · 1 pointr/DIY

The plastic film for windows. There's a type that's removable, it comes in various shades and textures. Something like this might work for you.

u/noncongruent · 1 pointr/DIY

Are you allowed to change the look of the windows from the outside? If you are, then I'd go with removable window tint like this:

It's dry and held on by static electricity, so removing it is easy and leaves no residue.

u/NotQuiteOnTopic · 1 pointr/Nightshift

I use a combination of tint cling and blackout curtains--and my blinds. My curtains are just the basic gray blackout from target.

u/Chalk_01 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Tint it yourself with something like this.

I did it to a case window on a 750D and it came out great.

u/Aiguillette · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This stuff is non adhesive, it's basically a giant window cling that makes your window look frosted. So there's no risk of damaging the window at all. My neighbors balcony is so close to ours that they could see right into our apartment without trying. My husband and I put this all over our sliding doors. It's great.

u/petitbleuchien · 1 pointr/DIY

Amazon has a bunch of offerings for much cheaper, from several vendors in several patterns.

I have used this product in a few rooms of my house, it's stayed in place for 2+ years now.

u/BosenHund · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

for complete blackout you might need levels to cut light and to block as much as possible at the edges

  1. Pleated Paper Shade to fit inside the frame

    maybe reuse the Walmart curtains using Overlapping curtain track
    URL as examples
u/3000Flurbos · 1 pointr/bjj

If you're struggling to get 8 hours a night, you can focus on deepening the sleep you do get instead of sleeping longer.

  • Black out your room at night. This is the biggest one for me. I have cheap blackout shades and I use electrical tape to cover internet routers, smoke alarms - anything that flashes. Get your room dark enough that you can't see your hand in front of your face. Even a little light will fuck with your melatonin production and compromise your sleep quality.

  • If you use electronics at night, download f.lux. It's a free program that removes blue light from your monitor after the sun sets. Your phone should have night mode under settings; turn that on as well. Light in the blue spectrum is the biggest melatonin disruptor.

  • Take 400 mg of magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate before bed. It eases stress and causes a dramatic increase in sleep quality. Plus, a good percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium, so you could probably use a little extra anyway. If you go for magnesium citrate, start at 200 mg and move up to 400 mg over the course of a couple days. Too much at once will make you shit your pants. Glycinate doesn't have that issue, but isn't quite as bioavailable.

  • Take 300 mcg of melatonin right before bed. Melatonin is a hormone your body uses to encourage deep sleep, and taking it in pill form will knock you right out. It's prescription in the UK, over-the-counter in the US. Most doses are far too high (2-10 mg), and can impair your natural melatonin production if you take them regularly without a break. Stick with 300mcg (linked above); it's the minimum effective dose and won't mess with your hormones long-term.

  • I also drink kava tea on nights when I really can't sleep. It's more for stress relief/anxiety than for sleep, but if you find you have trouble winding down at night it can be a big help. Don't drink alcohol alongside kava; the active compounds, kavalactones, bind to the same brain receptors that alcohol does, meaning the effects of the two stack.

  • Don't take sleeping pills if you can avoid them. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not saying you should ignore your doctor, but sleeping pills don't actually put you into stage 3 and stage 4 sleep (the deep, restorative sleep your brain needs). They can also cause a lot of neurological side effects.

    Source: neuroscientist who focused on psychopharmacology and sleep when I was getting my degree.
u/iLift9000 · 1 pointr/xboxone

We use these ( in our bedroom with some existing curtains we had. They are amaaaaazing. It keeps our up-with-the-sun jack russell in bed a couple hours extra on the weekends.

6 shades for $20? 100% worth it.

u/Sadie_for_real · 1 pointr/IFParents

These are a lifesaver when we travel. They go on and come off really easily and make the room perfectly dark for sleep. Boo on the smoking though. Not cool.

u/mlansang · 1 pointr/DIY

What about stick-on shades?

Original Blackout Pleated Paper Shade Black, 36" x 72", 6-Pack

u/the_brotato · 1 pointr/pics

I installed blackout curtains. You can buy them on Amazon :)

u/modinci · 1 pointr/hometheater

I have these...blocks out all light except on the sides like nsfw_ever was saying...and helps insulate your windows..

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/skyrim

Here you are.

u/EdenSB · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You're a big girl now!

These are very useful for someone who needs to sleep during the day. They're also good for keeping the heat in/out of your apartment which can help on heating bills. If you get them, make sure to choose the right size and style.

A cheaper option would be a sleep mask set, but that doesn't seem to fit in the 'for my apartment' theme and some people aren't comfortable with them.

u/Pertinaxed · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Vitamin D helps to govern the circadian rhythm by signalling to the body that it's morning, so make sure you're taking it as early in the day as you possibly can. I take it with breakfast. To anyone supplementing with D3, I would also recommend taking supplemental vitamin K2.

Once I got into my early twenties I also lost my ability to sleep in late, and it pissed me off to no end. The eventual solution was combining blackout curtains with an eye mask. Now that the ambient morning light in my room has been dramatically reduced, I can sleep in again without any problems.

Do you exercise? I had terrible insomnia, depression, anxiety and fucked around with nootropics, antidepressants and therapy for a year. Then I started going to the gym for a 30-40 minute 600 calorie aerobic burn, twice a day every day, and it all cleared up in a matter of weeks. Not only do I sleep more soundly, but I also require less sleep than I did before.

The downsides? Nothing surprising: it's time-consuming, physically painful, and aesthetically repulsive (because you spend time in gyms). But after the first few weeks it becomes a routine, and even with all this, the benefits so dramatically outweigh the costs that I can't see myself ever stopping.

I'm not saying this will necessarily be the solution for you but if you haven't tried it yet, please make sure you do. I feel like a fucking moron for not figuring it out sooner. Part of the reason I stayed away from aerobics is that I was stuck on the Paleo bandwagon, and bought wholesale into the idea "chronic cardio" necessarily leads to "overtraining." Getting over that prejudice, and eating more carbs to support my training was the best thing I ever did for my health.

u/Biology4Free · 1 pointr/houston

You're a bit late to the game for commissioned costumes. I'd recommend you make a circular base out of worbla or a different heat moldable plastic.

For the see through screen, there are plenty of options. A one way glass film, a clear sheet with chrome spray paint lightly sprayed over it, or a pre-made chrome sheet (make sure it's see thru).

If you google a daft punk helmet tutorial, you can probably pick some useful tips up there :-)

u/allergictoapples · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats!!! You're a big girl now

If you work shifts, these blackout curtains will help!

u/bookishgeek · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have these curtains in red and blue, and they are a life saver - I used to work overnights, they were all that kept me sane. :) Congratulations! 1 bedroom apartment living is the best kind of living!!

you're a big girl now!

u/maukka · 1 pointr/flashlight

This. I can buy a lifetime supply of it for 5 euros from a local store. Even Amazon has it for, albeit for a premium.

u/MeghanAM · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could use a window adhesive thing for my bathroom window. It's right in the shower! Awkward. And I don't want like, blinds in the shower because they'll get gross.

Home Sweet Home!

u/flibbertygiblet · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

First things first, the best thing to do while he's training is to set him up for success by blocking his view. Put furniture in front of it, heavy curtains or blinds, or put this stuff directly on the glass. I recently covered my bedroom windows with that exact product because my cats were destroying my headboard and curtains getting up there to look at birdies all the time, works great and super easy to install. Cheap too. Bonus, if you rent, it peels right off if you move.

Once you block his view, the problem may fix itself. You don't have to block the whole window, just the parts he can get to and see out of.

If he's still barking at the shadows or sounds of people walking by, work on redirection. I'm sure you've tried calling him away, but make it really worth his while. Barking at passersby is very self rewarding. They are near, he barks, and they go away. To him, barking works. You have to show him that another option is the more rewarding one. Try his favorite treats. If that doesn't work, physically move him to a spot he can't see out(gently please), while saying some sort of "off" command(use whatever you want, say banana, it doesn't matter)and once you get him away, give him a treat for calming down. Do a lot of practice of saying your command when no one is there. Then practice with another person(you said we so I'll assume spouse/roommate/whatever). Have them go outside and practice your "come to me and calm" command. Once he realizes that he gets treats for leaving that spot, he'll pick you over it.

Alternatively, you can teach a "place" command(again, you can say "bed" or whatever you want)by luring him to his "place" and rewarding him for going. This can be practiced 100x a day with or without someone walking by. Use high value treats mixed with something a little less high value, keep the order random. Eventually, he'll go to his "place" every time, hoping this time is the time he gets the big deal treat. Then you can phase out getting treats every time to getting treats sometimes and praise sometimes. Again, keep it random.

The whole goal, no matter what method you choose, is to make listening to your command way more rewarding than barking. Make a big deal when he succeeds, he just did the best thing ever! Dogs are opportunists, once they get the hang of it, they'll choose the better reward every single time.

u/ginmartini2olives · 1 pointr/birding

I've had a feeder attached to my window for years with no injuries. If you are worried maybe get some window decals too? I put these on my sliding door and haven't had any strikes this summer:

Window Alert Leaf Medley Decal, 5-Pack

u/hollowlefty · 1 pointr/parrots

They have the cutsey window stickers here. Honestly I think you'd be happier long term just getting a sheet of the stuff from a manufacturer. Here is a blurb from 3m for the name brand stuff. Or you could hit up other suppliers and manufacturers like these on aliexpress.

Have fun.

u/DeepOceanVastSea · 1 pointr/worldnews
u/Lawlessninja · 1 pointr/hometheater

This stuff works really well if you NEVER look out the windows.

Just know it's going to be 100% no one sees anything in or out. It's not like tint, it's like vinyl with 100% opacity.

u/whilbie · 1 pointr/quittingkratom

Get this shit for your windows:

u/irspeshal · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

sad. is only a personal preference anyway. you do what works for you!

but... if you're interested...

u/wittyisland · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We got blackout shades, but it still ended up being fairly bright in my son's room due to it filtering through the top (where the curtain rod held the curtains) and at the bottom.

We ended up going with this option, and it's been fantastic:

u/jynnjynn · 1 pointr/DIY

I work nights and use this on my bedroom windows. Works great, and wasn't difficult to apply.

u/dcampthechamp · 1 pointr/smartmirrors

I bought this stuff from Amazon

Hopefully it is as good as the reviews. I may need to work on my technique though

u/xyzzzzy · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Like this? BDF S05 Window Film One Way Mirror Silver 5 (36in X 12ft)

Note that various films have varying degrees to which they block light, heat, and cell signals.

u/neurobeegirl · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It's completely dumb that your condo board won't let you put up a window treatment. Is it possible to get window film like this one: that maybe they won't complain about so much, and then do whatever you want on the inside?

u/TheShandyMan · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I bought this for mine; using Plexi instead of glass. The effect works fine but it's very easy to get bubbles if you're not careful, and with Plexi if you screw up you basically have to start over (with glass you could peel, use acetone to clean and try again).

u/kfunkorange · 1 pointr/woahdude
u/Ninjalityy · 1 pointr/LSD

I gotchu fam.

I have quite a few tapestries ny favorite ones I got from from this guys shopping Cali, you can order on the website and I'm sure call and ask for special requests.

I recommend the 3D Grateful dead tapestries, they literally come with glasses that make the tapestry 3D.

Some others:**&type=article,page,product

Also this is more than Amazing!

u/UrbaniteOwl · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Second this. I found some really inexpensive contact vinyl that you can cut to fit your window and just use a squeegee to apply. Very simple and translucent enough to give you privacy. Some versions also refract light so it'll cast rainbows on your walls.

Here is what I use: RabbitGoo Privacy Adhesive

u/Gigglybutt · 1 pointr/houseplants

It depends on the window film, some you can see out of, others you can't.

Mine which casts rainbows everywhere, I can't see out of.

This one or this one should allow you to see out of them.

u/bakasana-mama · 1 pointr/DesignMyRoom

Depends on the feel you want for the room, whether you want to be able to see the view through the doors and if you want to bring color or energy into the room with fabric. If it were me and I wasnt painting the walls in there, I would put matchstick blinds on the pair of windows - the glow of light through the wood is warm and bring some natural texture to the party, and it relates to the wood floor. If I wanted to be able to see the view I would probably put up a rod and do grommet curtain panels in a bold pattern on the doorwall that you can open and close. Navy and white would be on trend and go with your wood, and a bold large print pattern would liven up the whole wall. If you dont want to see the view but want light to come in I would go with window film. I have used many different types and patterns, but for privacy simple frosted or lenicular/holographic (has a broken glass look but will cast rainbows all over your room, example here ) my favorites.

u/silverecco · 1 pointr/flashlight

SC5w is an excellent choice. It doesn't get much better for a single AA, but it might not be much floodier than the LD20. A 10° hotspot is fairly tight, it's probably because of the smaller XPL2 emitter. They do have an SC5 with a frosted lens, although the LED is markedly inferior to the new version. Shoot who knows, maybe you can use some frosted window cling or something on the lens if it turns out to be too focused.

The Olight S1 Mini Baton and S1 Baton can run on both RCR123s or primaries. CW only unless you want to dish out extra for the titanium ones (S Mini [Similar to, but different than the S1 Mini])(S1 Baton) to get NW.

My recommendations are all single-cell compact lights, but if you're used to carrying a 2xAA light and have a budget of $100, there are tons of options, especially with 18650 lights that can use 123s as backup. 18650s and a charger will set you back ~$30-40, but $60 leaves MANY possibilities. Parametrek will probably roll up any second and plug the Wowtac A1S because it comes as a complete kit for $30, but it doesn't say it supports 2xCR123. It might, but it doesn't say officially. Might be too throwy.

Thrunite Neutron 2C is a total kit, but might also be too throwy.

Depending on whether it can accept the 6.0V from 2xCR123, a triple configuration in a Convoy S2+ would be super bright, total flood light.

EDIT: Was wrong about the emitter in the frosted Zebra

u/The_LonelyTraveler · 1 pointr/cosplayprops

Perfect, thanks for your advice! I think what I'll try is get some cheap curved lenses from something like eye protection glasses. Take one way film and put over them. Then cut to size. I found what I think will work well on amazon, link below. Let me know what you think!

Coavas Window Film Non Adhesive Frosted Home Office Film Privacy Window Sticker Self Static Cling Vinly Glass Film for Bathroom Office Meeting Room Living Room (Matte White 17.7by78.7 Inch)

u/KestrelLowing · 1 pointr/dogs

Yup! My older dog used to bark at quite a bit when we lived in an apartment, but we managed to get her to mostly stop (granted, she's not a hugely barky dog - she's more of the talkative type)

The first think you'll need to do is management when you're not directly training. This means covering up windows (something like this might be a good option) so your dog can't see what's going on outside, and a white noise machine or something (my best has been those super crappy box fans they sell during college student move in - the cheaper the better because you want loud!) to block sounds.

Now that you've got that done, then you start counter conditioning the behavior. A great method to use is outlined here. If your dog is barking at things that are sporadic and can't be replicated by you, it is more difficult, but be on the lookout to see if you can manage to train with those distractions. But you may have to enlist friends to help you out with people walking by!

As for when it happens, I tend to then use negative punishment. If my dog barks inappropriately, they get a time out. I usually put them in the bathroom for about 10-20 seconds. More if they get super worked up and need to calm down. If once I let them out they bark again, they go back into the bathroom for another 10-20 seconds. Repeat ad-nauseum until they don't bark at the stimulus, and then reward heavily!

u/ABoyOnFire · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

If it turns into a problem, I used these ( as I did not care about the mirror really. In the end I removed them and built my PC into the closet

u/throwthrowthrowfuck · 1 pointr/DIY

So my friend and I are moving into our first apartment together and my first apartment outside of college EVER! It's super exciting but also nerve wracking! We found an awesome temporary space. The only issue is that my friends room and my room would share a wall with a door in between. I wouldn't use this door to go in and out of the apartment rooms because it'll cross through my friends room and also because I have my own separate door into the hallway I can use. My friends room technically has 3 doorways but two don't have actual doors in them. She doesn't mind because she'll just put curtains in.

I, on the other hand, do mind that although my room is fully enclosed by two doors, the one that is shared with my friends room has gaps in it and doesn't touch the floor totally. I get anxious thinking about sound pouring through which I know will happen regardless because the walls are thin. Also because I have a boyfriend and my friend is 100% okay with him spending time and we're not going to awkwardly fuck while she's in the other room if we can help it but I do like talking to him into the night and I just want to be a respectful roomate.

How can I close the gaps in the door and sound proof it more. Right now my thoughts are to put towels into the gaps, maybe a sound proofing curtain like the one in the link below and I could also put a tiny dresser in front of the door to just block it more?

Again, I don't need this door because I have my own separate door that lead into the hallway and not to my friends room directly. I hope this makes sense!

We are subletting this place and my guy is cool with us putting doors in for my friends room but I obviously felt weird asking if I could replace his door. That's way to over the top. Any other ideas on what I can do?

Here's a pic of the door:

Sorry for the shit picture but essentially the pic of of my friends room and that red door leads to my room as well. Again I won't use it because there is a separate door in my room that leads to the main hallway. You can just see those gaps though and I tested out the noise and you can easily hear what one another is doing. Thoughts? Apologies in advance if this is confusing.

u/justtiptoeingthru2 · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Is that your tv reflecting off the window?

There must be a dog/cat/raccoon/whatever triggering the motion detection. Maybe brushing up against the tire swing and setting it in motion which then turns on the motion-light sensor by your window.

I’d get a blackout curtain like this one.

u/redblueorange · 1 pointr/Decor

If you're just looking for privacy maybe
Rabbitgoo 3D Window Films Privacy Film Static Decorative Film Non-Adhesive Heat Control Anti UV 17.7In. By 78.7In. (45 x 200Cm)
Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film Frosted Film 17.7 By 78.7 Inch No Glue Anti-UV Window Sticker White Frosted Window Cling Non-Adhesive For Privacy Office Meeting Room Bathroom, Bedroom, Living Room

Or try looking for kitchen curtains
Blackout Window Curtains and Drapes for Kitchen - NICETOWN Window Treatment Thermal Insulated Solid Grommet Blackout Drapery Panels (Set of 2 Panels,42 by 45 Inch,Cappuccino)

NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain - Tie Up Shade for Small Window (Rod Pocket Panel, 46"W x 63"L, Platinum)

Mysky Home Fashion 3 Pieces Jacquard Kitchen Sheer Tier Curtains and Valance Set, Grey

Curtains are among the easiest thing to sew. If you know anyone with any sewing ability they probably would not mind making some for your. It's a sewing machine and less than an hour of their time

u/RikerOmega3 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

A splash of color via artwork on the empty wall would do wonders.

Maybe some nature scenes with greens and blues and some reds and oranges in the sky.

Another thing you could do is grab a few small green throw pillows. to kinda bring the green plants into the bed space some.

And lastly, have you considered static cling window coverings? You could do something like that and not only would you get some privacy while still letting in sun for your plants. The stuff is easy to put on. There are kits on amazon as well that is essentially soapy water and applicator. You cut the film to size, peel off the clear plastic backing (think peeling off the paper on a bandaid) spray down the window, stick it on, and squeegy out the bubbles

Leaves no permanent damage to the windows. [I have this one on some of my windows at home and I love it.] (

u/brendine9 · 1 pointr/fishtank

Put something like this on the back. Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film Matte White Window Film Frosted Window Film Static Cling Glass Film Non Adhesive Window Film for Home Bathroom Office Meeting Room Living Room 17.7 x 78.7 inches

You won’t be able to see the wires but it will still look natural.

u/brancasterr · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Yeah no problem!

I’ve got something like this on my list:

u/Jharrigan07 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

They sell privacy window film

in a whole bunch of varieties. They would still let most of the light through and enhance the privacy.

u/Omsuhos · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Hey, I've been looking into frosted glass films and sheets, and was having trouble figuring out what would be appropriate or actually work. Here are some I found online:

u/thesourswede · 1 pointr/Hue

Frosted window film would probably work, would eat some lumen though.

Frosted window film

u/EatZeOrigamiElephant · 1 pointr/Advice
u/kulmbach · 0 pointsr/funny

This stuff is great for this kind of situation. I have a similar issue with one of our bathrooms. It also keeps the room a lot cooler in summer.

u/observant302 · 0 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Or you could try something like this. I have faux stained glass in my kitchen and front window.

Gila Privacy Black Static Cling Residential DIY Window Film No Glue No Adhesive 3ft x 6.5ft (36in x 78in)