I kind of like the idea of wood blinds.
I'm having a hard time with the idea of using the same curtain fabric for a roman shade -- it'd tie in to the four-windows curtains but by itself, with the current colors, I think it would look bad. I think it'd look nice once the walls/ windowframe are painted.
Oof, stymied. Will think some more.
All of the stuff I have -- curtains, red chair, comforter cover -- are from IKEA and were good prices. I do think I have to stay open to going ahead and using what I have now for a quick and cheap makeover of the room, but
recognizing that as things evolve, I can switch them out. (The comforter cover and curtains were bought a while ago but are brand-new, just haven't put them to use yet.)
So maybe go ahead with a homemade roman shade from the same curtain fabric now, with an expectation that as things evolve, I'll be doing something else.
I think the main expense if I do that would be the single curtain rod for the four-window stretch, and the loss of use of one curtain panel (I have a total of six so should be fine).