I've always had a difficult time with window treatments... when I first bought my house, I tried several store bought curtains and always ended up returning them. I like the look of roman shades, but didn't actually need a whole shade because we have blinds. I found fabric that I really liked and my husband dreamed up these simple valances that were so easy to make! The best part- I didn't have to use curtain rods. We used flat head thumb tacks and painted them black to blend in.