Currently, our house has draperies with shear under-curtains. I like that the shear under-curtains give some privacy during the day and also the light blocking insulated curtains are great for privacy at night and blocking out light/heat during the day.
I want to update the interior look and going to Home Depot and Lowe's leaves me confused as there are so many options in window treatments.
As an added point we have two cats who like to sit in the window sills and watch the great outdoors, so it would need to be something where the cats can still sit on the sill and have an unimpeded view, but not too fragile. The cats still have their claws and do on occasion get them caught in the sheer curtains.
I like the look of some of the wood blinds I saw, but they would need to be pulled up from the sill so the cats can sit there. I don't think plantation shutters would work at all.
Anyone have any ideas?