Hang Curtains from Ceiling or Below Border?

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Q: I have a question about window treatments. My new living room has dark wood trim with a border about 6 inches below the ceiling (shown at left). I have been considering window treatments, and saw this picture on the Ikea web site (photo below). I like how the curtains are hung at the ceiling to elongate the room as well as along the complete curve of the windows.

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I would like to do something similar in my living room (different curtains, and a simple pull shade or roman shade though), and I'm wondering if I hang the track at the ceiling and cover the the border or or do I hang the track right under it so the curtains would start just beneath the wood border?

Any tips would be appreciated, or suggestions for a different approach altogether, except I will not be painting the trim, it stays dark wood.

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