The first thing that we did is frost the balcony doors and windows for privacy. I'm not a curtain person, it would be more costly to buy a number of curtains (since the balcony occupies one side of the unit) and send it to the cleaners for regular washing. We went for a combination of bamboo design and regular frost to give the unit a Zen feel.
The unit owners allowed us to change the color of the walls. So, I didn't have to put up with a pink living room (which we've been using as a bedroom) and an orange-walled bathroom. The bedroom was untouched since we barely used it for its purpose. This is how it looks like now:
Thank you unit 1207! Thank you golf and country club for the scenic view!