Dealing with an Ugly View

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 1, 2013)

We would all love to have the best view in the world looking out our front door, there are times when the words to the Rascal Flats song sounds more appropriate, "The best view in the world is from my front porch, looking in." In the case of that song it is talking about the love a man has for his family; however there are times when we are only able to look back inside because we can't stand the ugly view we ahve looking out the window. Here are a few methods that you can use if you find yourself having to deal with an ugly view.

  • Plants. Perhaps one of the easiest methods available for dealing with an ugly view is through the use of some plants. By simply planting some beautiful roses, lilies, or your favorite flower in a window box you can dramatically improve what you see out the window. For more drastic measures, you can always plant a few trees, shrubs, hedges, or bushes that can help to hide whatever it is that you do not like looking at. An added benefit of this method is that it will also provide you with some privacy.
  • Tinted windows. While it may not totally remove the offending sights, using tinted windows will make them a little less noticeable. While it is possible to purchase tinted glass large enough for a window, it can be pretty expensive. Rather than doing that, another option that you can use is to purchase some tinting film, which will have the same effect as tinted windows. Take your time when installing these though, since it is easy to leave air bubbles behind which will distort your view and create their own eye sores.
  • Stained glass. Stained glass can also help to hide the view that you do not like, while also adding a unique touch to your home. One of the benefits of this method is that you can often choose your own design, or even make your own stained glass windows. If you do not have the money to go with a traditional stained glass window, you can purchase some films that will do the same thing.
  • Window treatments. One way to deal with an ugly view from your window is to simply block it out. The easiest way to do this is through the use of some kind of window treatment. If you find yourself faced with a view that you don't like, but still want some natural light, then use a few window treatments to help you out. By choosing some shears, or vertical blinds you can let in as much natural light as you want and limiting the nasty view that you dislike.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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