The paint? Perfect. The accessories? Impeccable. The view out the window? Cringe inducingly bad. But covering up the windows with curtains would be fussy. Window film peels. Here's another option:
Why not consider replacing the glass panes in your window with mirror? Especially in an older home, with multi-paned french windows, replacing the lower panes with mirror not only helps to block an ugly view but helps to bounce light around a small space. If you rent, consider having mirror cut to fit and "glue" it onto the window with museum putty. This is an especially good trick in a small bathroom or kitchen with a view out a back alley, ugly side street or directly across from a neighbor's curious eyes.
[image: Martin Drylov for Bolig Magazine]