Suggestions for Bedroom Window Treatments?

With a bedroom in the front of a one-floor house with windows right on the street, window treatments are an essential element of my current bedroom decor. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to decide on anything that I really like, so I have been living with temporary measures while I wait for something to strike my fancy. Now I have new blinds, but am torn about whether or not I need curtains too…

When I moved in, the whole house was filled with heavy mustard-velvet drapes over off-white sheers that had seen better days. After pulling all of those down, I was left with a house filled with light — but little privacy. My temporary solution for the bedroom involved curtain rods from IKEA and the strange strawberry flat sheets from the beds in the spare room.

My landlord recently installed white wooden blinds thoughout the community which will certainly help cut the heat now that temperatures here have started to rise. The blinds in the bedroom are still hidden behind those rather scary sheets and I am at a loss for ideas. I have two sets of bedding I alternate between (one blue and brown damask, one yellow with red and green stripes) but frankly I'm not wedded to either at this point.

I've never had blinds without curtains before and can't seem to get used to the raw look of them. On the other hand, I really liked the naked windows but that isn't an option in the bedroom. I really want a bedroom that feels like a sanctuary which means those strawberry sheet just have to go! I would love to hear from readers about possible solutions to my window dilemma since I can't seem to make a decision on my own.

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