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How do I position vertical blinds so that someone above me can't look in my room
 
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Rotate them until you can't see through.
 
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A lot depends on the blind
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But with the front edge of the slats facing up then you cannot see in from outside above at all.
You can see out looking down.
Even with the front edge down all that can be seen is an area close to the blinds and just narrow slots.
 
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I'm confused. What do you mean by "above you"?
 
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To the OP and as an answer to Shadielady...

If the blinds are shut so the convex or curved side is facing you (inside the room) it's possible to "see" through the slit ever so small an amount from above if you look directly from above. But you'll just see the curve of the lower blind. That's assuming the blinds are totally shut.

I really don't understand why the question was asked. The whole point of blinds is to prevent the ability to look into a room from either direction, up or down and to control the amount of light to enter the room.
Note that there are two types of blinds, room darkening and non-room darkening. If at night you have a light on and it's behind you, a silhouette can be seen from the out side. Same for vertical but from right to left.
 
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To anyone who didn't notice... The question is regarding VERTICAL blinds. And closed is closed.
 
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Good catch. Never read the vertical word. So Shadieladie's question is appropriate. What is the "looking into the room from above" all about?
 
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Vertical blinds are supposed to have a valance box that blocks the gap above the blinds. Perhaps it's missing if she is worried about a gap above the blinds. If so, putting a valance rod and some drapery over the top edge of the blind might help.
 
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How do I position vertical blinds so that someone above me can't look in my room
The person may have mistakenly said "vertical" instead of "horizontal" since the concern is someone looking in from above. If so the correct way is the front edge of the slats facing up.
 
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So we need the OP to clarify.
 
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My eyes saw vertical, my mind spell checked it to venetian.

I think I need a software update!!!
 
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Blind position

hay thanks for all the replyís I have never done this before so I hope I am in the right place. First yes I made a mistake the blinds are horizontal Venetian blinds, a building has gone up beside my home and there is an apartment that looks right into my bedroom. I just wondered if I could position the blinds so I can look out but they canít see in
 
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Not likely. You can install something like SOLYX or similar. A one way film that prevents view from one side during the day but will act the opposite at night, allowing view into the house. But then you use the blinds at night.
 
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Just close the blinds so you can't see the building. If you can't see out they can't see in. If the building is taller than yours you'll probably want the louvers aiming down.
 
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Old 11-05-19, 04:50 AM
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To quote from an article by Hunter Douglas: "It really is consumer preference, although we know that turning the slats upward (front edge of the blind upward) usually provides more privacy, less light into the room."
 
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I just wondered if I could position the blinds so I can look out but they can’t see in
Just close the blinds so you can't see the building. If you can't see out they can't see in.
She still wants to look out. And have natural light. Only solution is the window film.
 
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You need to find different window treatments or hang some sheer curtains. Sheers would work for daytime, so you can look out and they can't see in, but they fail at night when lights are on, so just close the blinds then.
Smith and Noble have dual roller shades and dual solar shades that work as sheers for daytime and complete privacy for night time. They won't be cheap tho.
 
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1- get on your knees and look up and out the window. you should see the neighbor's window.
2- while on your knees, adjust the blinds until you can't see the neighbors window anymore.
 
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Old 11-05-19, 09:28 AM
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All great advice, except the OP still wants to be able to look out the window during the day. Any adjustment to prevent the outside from looking in will also prevent the OP from looking out! Shadielady's suggestion or mine (window film) is the only solution.

PS...OR an awning.
 
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