If I can’t find The Thing I’m looking for to go in a certain space, I don’t fill that space. Case in point, my living room walls were bare for the first 10 years that we lived here. Then I went a little nuts and changed the content on that wall three times.
I have made several of my window coverings in my house. The reason is that the radiators and air conditioning vents are below almost all of the windows, so treatments needed to be made custom. Plus, I really don’t care for curtains in the stores. They aren’t very imaginative, at least the ones in my price range.
In the master bedroom, I made Roman shades and padded cornices for both windows. The shades have a bird motif, and the padded cornice was a blue/brown/off white stripe that coordinated with the birds. But it was dull and lifeless. A year or so ago, I removed the cornices and my bedroom windows looked like this: