Beautiful gauze fabric that lets light through but provides a pattern. Not sure this provides much privacy. Would have to test day and night w/ and w/o lights. Too light to be hung and stack above top edge of window.
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.