Cover-up isn’t the issue. For most, windows are welcome — the more, the merrier. They usher in natural light, and sunshine is a surefire pick-me-up.
There is that privacy thing — you don’t want to feel like you’re living in a fishbowl. But equally important is the matter of decor’s finishing touch, the punctuation and warmth (both visual and physical) that fabric adds, in the form of well-chosen window treatments.