I have these 2 banks of windows, see?
One is about 4.5 feet wide, the other is about 7 or 8 feet wide.
This isn't about curtains or blinds to close out the inside from the outside, it's strictly about decoration.
I had shear window scarves draped over rods, pinned here and there, kind of like this...
The problem is, I never really liked them, at least the way I could get them to look.
No matter how I pinned, measured, pleated they always seemed to be on the verge of slipping. I would get one section looking good, but it would cause another area to bunch, or slip, or just basically not look right.
I got the idea of beaded garlands. I bought some, intertwining them. When I started to work of wrapping them around, and draping gracefully, it wouldn't happen.
I'm attracted to what I consider Moraccan type decor. Rich colors, pillows, etc.
What if I took large square silk or chiffon scaves, and folded them in a triangular fashion, overlapping them to they would fall in varying lengths, sewing a stich here and there where they meet, that I could slip the rod through?
How about twining artificial foliage around the rods, like ivy?