Growing up, we had gathered sheer side door panels for privacy. They let some light in but not much, but they did provide privacy. Now, you can have it all - light, color, and privacy at night. See this beautiful and elegant solution in this photo. Hang a rod, make or buy drapes, have tie-backs, and voila! Lovely, modern side panels for your front door. See more on this solution here.
[Editor Note: Photo courtesy of Emily at Jones Design.]