This post has so many great tips on how to hang curtains!! Definitely will have to remember this for my home!
How to Hang Curtains: Do's & Don'ts | Apartment Therapy
Affordable textured jute-like roller shades - as seen in TIDBITS master bedroom reveal.
Use Large Gray Horizontal Stripes to Visually Elongate the Wall.
This would be an easy one to DIY—just make two long panels of fabric you like, hang them on the rod, criss-cross them, and drape them over the ends of the rod!
Drapery Tips & Tricks || Studio McGee
Elegant Home Fashions Frost Gray Cordless Room Darkening Fabric Roman Shade - 48 in. W x 64 in. L - RSND4864G - The Home Depot