Curtains are never something I feel justified in spending a lot of money, despite many designers' insistence that lighting and curtains are most important in creating a mood in a room. However, it doesn't mean that I don't appreciate a pretty curtain setup.
One of my favorite things to make a room look polished is a pretty pelmet/cornice board. I'm fortunate to have really pretty vintage-y window casings so I won't make any for this place, but I loooove the look of the one above.
I'm debating using half curtains in my living room--half covered to block out the neighbors, the top uncovered to let the light in. I might make them out of the Khanjali fabric I'm still waiting to arrive....what are your thoughts on half curtains?