Something like this could look nice in your living room. They sell shades like these in Home Depor, Lowe's, Target. IKEA has great simple white panels that still give you that airy look, but the blinds would give you privacy when you want it.
Looking for the perfect window treatment? Try these pretty, functional, and super easy DIY Roman shades. Here's the step-by-step tutorial to walk you through--complete with a few fab tips to save you money and time along the way. Give this a try--using this method makes fancing up your windows far easier and cheaper than you'd think!