Not a fan of curtains or shades? We like the way painted (and unpainted) shutters filter the light in unexpected ways. For sourcing ideas, see Walls, Windows & Floors: Black Interior Shutters, featuring Smith & Noble products.
Above: A bedroom from the portfolio of Peter Margonelli.
Above: A bath in the UK via Light Locations.
Above: A house in Pasadena by designer Madeline Stuart.
Above: Shutters painted gray, via Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style.
Above: Wooden shutters in Washington, DC-based Darryl Carter's townhouse, via Point Click Home.