I have a window in my bathroom that provides nice natural light and has a view of the large mature trees behind our property. I particularly enjoy watching the trees sway in the breeze each morning as I get ready. But in addition to the trees, I also have a view of my neighbors house so privacy is a concern. I have cafe curtains on the window now and they solve my problem perfectly by providing privacy without completely blocking the views I enjoy. However, when I am back to feeling 100% one of my projects will be to replace the store bought, off the shelf curtains (that were supposed to be temporary) with something custom made for the space. I am thinking something in a soft ivory linen with a polished chrome cafe rod. If you have a similar type of situation you might consider something short and sweet like a set of cafe curtains as an alternative to traditional blinds or shutters.