We get inquiries asking how much can one see through the “light filtering” cellular shade fabric — or, more typically, how much can be seen from the OUTSIDE.
A colleague here has taken these photos of her home shades, in order to demonstrate.
Here’s the room, showing the lighting(note how you do not see through the shades)
The view from the exterior is even more telling: you can make out the light source (of course!). While items quite close to the shade is seen as a darker“spot,” notice that no distinct images are visible.
You, therefore, get not only energy-efficient coverings for your windows — you also get that added dollop of privacy.