While there’s nothing better than being able to enjoy a beautiful view from our homes, most of us aren’t fortunate to be enveloped by breathtaking scenic views. Everyone knows that a beautiful view can increase a home’s value and a bad view can lower its appeal on the real estate market. Whether it’s a large, unkempt utility pole, a rundown building or some other culprit ruining the views from your home we’re going to show you a few simple ways to mask it.
Create A Planting Screen
Consider concealing an unattractive view by planting mature trees outside the window facing it. If you want to mask an adjacent building using bamboo plants is a stylish option. Bamboo is often praised for its beauty and its ability to completely hide an area. Keep in mind, that using planting trees will require space, time and funds.
Conceal With A Focal Area
Create an outdoor focal area to take the attention away from a neighboring yard. You can use artwork like sculptures, greenery and stones to create a beautiful arrangement that will take center stage. You can even build a framed mobile of hanging plants, sculptural work and a plethora of other outdoor accessories with the goal of making the view seem to disappear into the background.
Fabric Privacy Screen
A fabric privacy screen can provide instant masking results. You can use a privacy screen to block an awful view while emphasizing desirable views such as a beautiful tree or the skies. Privacy screens are manufactured in a variety of colors, fabrics and you can purchase one that can also complement the interior of your home.
Adjustable Window Treatments
Good “ole” traditional window treatments are also an affordable option. Adjustable roman shades can help bring in light while masking an offensive outside feature. Hanging plants and textiles are additional budget friendly distractions you can use.
Use Indoor and Outdoor Strategies
Sometimes using a combination of indoor and outdoor strategies is necessary. For instance, a frosted window film with a screen of greenery just outside the window will capture the eye, gives the view dimension and depth.