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By Anyssa Roberts

Curtains and window treatments serve multiple purposes.

Being decorative, providing privacy, and controlling temperature and light controlling — some window treatments can do it all.

“Always do panels if you are hanging window treatments,” Anderson says.

I did not realize how much curtain design had evolved.

After half an hour of deciding whether I wanted three-dimensional rose print wall panels or a plain look, I chose a light-blocking window panel in a popping, turquoise chevron print from Target ($29.99) to add character.

“Hang them higher than the actual window,” Anderson says. “It visually enhances the room and makes it look bigger.”

Hanging treatments higher was a useful trick to make my small space look much bigger.

My panel was a standard 84 inches long, and I hung it 8 inches above my window frame to create the illusion of high ceilings and a longer window.

©2013 Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
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