We're renting what I call a "micro-loft" in an old matchstick factory on the East End of London.
Our place came without any window coverings.
Believe it or not in drippy London, our flat is too warm in the morning, even in the winter months (without ever turning the heat on).
While this is mostly a good thing, in preparation for the summer months, we need to come up with an affordable, effective and not ugly solution.
Privacy is not much of an issue for where our flat is located -- we're just trying to keep out the sun for a few hours per day.
Thanks very much for any suggestions. Thanks! Rebecca