When you move into a new house you find your budget is pretty much depleted. So, sometimes you put off getting things like drapes or window coverings until you have the money. My husband has been adamant about not having window coverings in our bedroom. I have been pushing for them, as I like the coziness of closing off the night, the lack of my neighbors garage light shining in my face, the fact that I can dress and undress in the bedroom, and the way they can reduce heat/cold exchange.
We have lived in this house for six years now. (Oh my.) AND I finally got my bedroom window coverings last week. I am not a drape person and so I went with the clean lines of Roman shades. Below you can see why hubby hates to cut off the view of the river.
But there was an interesting aspect of these drapes I had not expected. They even play nicely against the sunset. On the window ledge are silhouettes of bottles that I collected off of a reef while living in the South Pacific decades ago. They are probably hospital medicine bottles with one ink bottle (the largest) from a Japanese hospital that was there in the 1900s.
I am now a happy camper.