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!

dark wood shade with white curtains

DIY Window Trim

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Dwellings By DeVore: Bamboo Shades to make your windows look larger

Fit A Wide Window With Blinds - use two bamboo blinds hung next to each other to create the look of one for about a tenth of the price of a long custom blind! Pictured ~ actually just two super cheap bamboo blinds snagged at Walmart and hung right next to each other (thanks to the textured bamboo material, no one’s the wiser).

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

Up high curtains with natural look blinds

Bamboo roman blinds with white curtain panels

Fix Your Media Room Lighting TV-focused spaces need less overhead light and more ambient and task lighting, such as lamps, to help reduce glare on screens.

Blinds, Window Blinds, and Wood Blinds from SelectBlinds.com

I so want to do this! Add trim to builder grade windows. Love how they did theirs.

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Interior Designer's trick for small windows - mount a mirror lengthwise under the window, then hang floor length window panels from above the window. Place a lamp in the middle of the dresser to camouflage the mirror and help integrate it with the window above.

DIY Faux Bamboo Shade from Placemats ~ House on the Way

hang curtains higher than the windows to make room look bigger

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Love the old window mirror

Nailhead trim on valance. Kitchen window over sink.

Candice Olson Divine Design Love all of the natural elements in this space! natural roman shades with linen drapes, seagrass, jute sisal rug, leather nail head trim ottoman and comfy sofas and chairs! Striped pillows, green silk pillows and leather ottoman with nail head trim. white cream black brown green pink tan beige gold living room colors!