I was raised to be a modest girl. This was not acceptable.
I needed something quick and temporary, that wouldn't look, well, as ugly as the couch. In stepped my collection of scarves. Hung from the curtain rods, they filter the light, add a sense of privacy and look not too bad.
I've also used a scarf as a table runner, draped one across the foot of the bed, and made the occasional skirt, in addition to keeping my neck warm while looking stylish.
Try doing that with a pair of shoes!