We have a small patio area in our back yard, but also have very close neighbors. I enjoy sitting outside on nice evenings, but many times wanted to have more privacy, so we bought a patio privacy curtain.
This curtain is retractable and there were several different colors to choose from. It is nice having it retractable, so you use it only when you want to. I wondered how much I would really use it once I got it set up, and found that I use it even more than I thought I would.