Necessity breeds invention - or a little internet shopping at least. We are pleased to pick up decorative window film from Strossel Design from Sweden. We have four patterns that are quite a bit cooler than your usual stuff from the hardware store. They are a good solution for when you want privacy but not necessarily an entire curtain or blind. I'm going to put some up in a strange little window in my bedroom that overlooks a deck where my neighbors like to smoke and chat on the phone. They apply with a bit of soapy water and a squeegee, no adhesive mess involved.