Instead of stopping at the top of your window frame, keep going to the ceiling. "Your eye will be immediately drawn to the highest point on the wall, which will make your ceilings seem taller," says designer Ryland Witt.
Great tutorial on creating pinch pleat drapes from panel curtains --- when she does the hand sewing? you can do that with a bar tack, if your sewing machine can make those. not hard. Like the pattern of curtains.