Something like this could look nice in your living room. They sell shades like these in Home Depor, Lowe's, Target. IKEA has great simple white panels that still give you that airy look, but the blinds would give you privacy when you want it.
Coastal Aqua Bedroom. The ceiling wood is finished with highly diluted aqua tint to give it just a hint of color and left without varnish to assure the wood looks natural and that there is no reflection. The light fixture is the Vintage Streetlight Prism Pendant from Restoration Hardware. The bed linens are from Manuel Canovas.