We're in the middle of designing curtains for our dining room right now--it faces directly into our neighbor's living room across our driveway, sort of (there's a big hydrangea bush partially concealing his side). In an effort to maintain a bit of privacy but still allow light to come in as much as possible, we're thinking about installing roller shades (or something similar) halfway down the window. Has anyone tried this out? Is it as effective in reality as it seems like it would be in theory? Any recommendations for fabrics to use?
[ Photo from MarthaStewart.com ]