Put a shelf over a window and use the shelf brackets to hold a curtain rod- genius and beautiful AND gives a completely finished off look. I like the idea of having a shelf over the window in the kitchen or bedroom.
20 Low-budget Ideas to Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks
Build a window cornice in just a few hours with Family Handyman's step-by-step instructions. It will hide ugly drapery rods and make an average window look custom made and extra special! Like this idea since our windows don't have trim