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.
Home Decorators Collection "Driftwood Flatweave Bamboo Roman Shade - 48 in. W x 72 in. L"-0259548 at The Home Depot
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dark wood shade with white curtains
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Bamboo shade. If I ever want to lighten the look in our living and dining. Need to remember this one!
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love the bamboo roman shades with the sheer curtains. Would need a bigger table though. :)