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Great tip! They mounted the blinds higher on the window. Then used a little board between to make the middle trim appear to go all the way up and therefore the window looks taller. When totally open the whole window is open and all the light comes in. (This pic is before the little faux trim piece is added, click to see the blog) Excellent idea!

from Better Homes and Gardens

Stylemaker Secrets: Fake a Bigger Small Space

Hang roman shades at ceiling height rolled down to just below the top of the window in order to trick the eye into believing that the windows go all of the way up to the ceiling.

from homes.yahoo.com

11 foolproof decorating tips from the pros

Use Visual Tricks to Raise The Ceiling • If your ceilings are on the low side, paint them white. Hang curtains higher than the windows to trick your eye into thinking the room is taller. Most standard curtain panels measure 84 or 96 in. allowing you to go about 3 in. above the window casing before they get too short. If you want to hang them higher you'll have to custom order. Try vertical stripes the lines elongate your walls. Lean a large mirror against a wall which can make a room seem…

Bamboo Faux Window Valance with roller blind and sheer drapes

from The Creativity Exchange

Results from the Reader Favorite Paint Color Poll

Results from the 2014 Reader favorite paint color poll on the The Creativity Exchange. All fantastic colors.

mounting a plain board above the window trim, extending the visual height of the window, making mounting on the wall love MUCH better!

DIY No Sew Blackout Lined Bamboo Shades So smart, doing this with my next home!

Neutral, half wall corner bookcase, woven window shades, ornate gold chandelier

from Decorating Your Small Space

Easy DIY Remodel Projects

This lady did this project for free using pallet boards. Maybe I could do this in the basement, bathrooms or living room.