In this illustration, you can easily see how hanging draperies up near the ceiling and out on the walls create a much better look for the windows, and the room as well. The drapery placement frames the window, makes the window look twice as big, and lifts the room in perceived height. It’s kind of an optical illusion, but it really works wonders.
I really like the red toile with black accents. I plan to do red and black in my entry way where the walls are yellow... but this makes me want to paint my kitchen yellow too!! (no big windows in the entry way)