Select the best window treatments for privacy and light if you love a light and bright atmosphere but don’t want prying eyes to see in. Check out these winning ways for windows.
Install a pleated window shade - the type whose profile appears as a honeycomb shape - with light-diffusing qualities. This translucent window covering is a great thermal barrier, too.
Install a café-type curtain - a lightweight, unlined fabric is best for admitting light - below the top of the window, leaving perhaps a quarter of the glass exposed but maintaining privacy. The window will give a transom effect, letting in sunlight above the top of the curtain rod.
Put up a matchstick blind, which allows light to filter into the room through the reeds. Natural bamboo is a classic, although matchstick styles also are commonly found in vinyl, too.