Brilliant ideas needed for window treatment
Here's a picture of the window in my den. It's in an alcove.
The room tends to be dark and I would like to cut the outside shrubbery to allow in more light. However, the shrubs provide privacy from neighbors walking by, who could literally wave to me while sitting on my sofa.
I'd like to find a window treatment that will allow light in while blocking the view of those walking by. The cellular blinds I have there are the top-down-bottom-up style, but with the blinds pulled up from the bottom to cover the lower row of panes, it is still too dark.
My only idea is sheer or semi sheer cafe curtains, a look I do not love. I can't think of anything else. Any brilliant ideas for me?