Window treatments can be tricky – depending on the window, light control you need and the privacy you're looking for – the perfect solution may not be obvious. Sometimes you may not have any privacy issue, but a window treatment like decorative drapery panels can add warmth and fullness to a room. These panels don't even have to function.
In other cases the issue may be privacy, I'm showing the image above of my dining room. Here I wanted lower window privacy where there is a lane outside, but there is actually an ocean view at the top of the window that I didn't want to block. So I opted for lower cafe shutters and on the upper half of the window a custom roman shade. This solution works perfectly for this window, although I don't close the roman shade that often, only sometimes in the evening after dark. I also love interior cafe shutters, they provide a lot of options for light control and can be fully opened, fully closed or fully closed with the louvers open. It can be hard to find shutters, mine are old antique ones that I had repurposed and customized to fit here.
Here are a few more rooms with interior shutters.