In our apartment we have this funky little built in bookcase(empty at the moment), and above it is a window. The cats love to be in this window, so the blinds are always up to the top, which lets all the hot sunshine in. I'm really working on pulling this place together, so seeing the blinds makes that area look unfinished. I can't explain it, it just irks me :o)
Instead of going with traditional curtains, I've been thinking of getting a roman shade instead. I found a fun and extremely easy alternative, thanks to Ms. Martha Stewart.
These suckers button up! I've just got to go fabric shopping. So many options! (click on the picture for the easy instructions)