Watching people pass by from the safety of your balcony is one of the great joys of urban life. But when people start watching you back, it’s less fun. The solution? Potted plants—and also a privacy panel. Here are 10 we like.
Above: Ikea’s Dyning Balcony Privacy Screen in Black is made from polyester and nylon rope. It measures 98 3/8 inches by 31 1/2 inches; $14.99. Above: The SONGMICS Balcony Cover Privacy Shield Screen comes in gray-and-white stripe HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) fabric for £19.99 on Amazon in the UK. Above: The Sol Royal Balcony Privacy Screen in White is 90 by 500 centimeters and comes in gray, white (shown), anthracite, and creme polyester; £12.01 at Amazon. Above: From a UK source, the Garden Fence Panel Balcony Cover, available in a range of colors (shown in Azure) and two sizes (300 by 90 centimeters and 500 by 90 centimeters), is made of wind- and UV-proof polyester fabric; £24.43 on eBay in the UK. Above: The Windscreen4less Sunblock Shade Cloth comes in an 8-by-1-foot roll and is available in beige (shown), brown, canary yellow, dark green, light gray, and turquoise green; $16.99 on Amazon. Above: The Ikea Dyning Balcony Privacy Screen in White is the same composition and measurement as the design in black (above), but with a lighter, more translucent look; $14.99. Above: The Anself Oxford Fabric Balcony Screen Cover is made of coated oxford cotton and comes in a saturated terracotta, beige, or anthracite color in four sizes; from £9.99 to £14.99 on Amazon in the UK. Above: A Custom Sunbrella Fabric Panel with Grommets in a custom size and choice of weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric color is available at Outdoor Fabric Central. Contact the company for custom pricing and ordering information. Above: The TecTake Balcony Privacy Screen Windbreak Panel, shown in black, is £23.49 on eBay in the UK. Above: The Utility Canvas Tarpaulin, shown in olive and available in a range of colors, is made of simple, garment-dyed drop cloth—unfinished, so better for warm and dry months—and is $62 to $102 at Utility Canvas.
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