13 years in this house and we finally finished the upstairs bedroom window trim and I just added new linen roman blackout shades. Not a complete blackout, I still like to know when it’s morning, but it keeps the neighbor’s side light from keeping us awake. We replaced the windows when we moved into our 1950’s house. I hung a “temporary” full curtain across the windows and we just never finished them off. The full curtain was a pain to tie back and always interfered with a fan or air conditioner.
It’s a window seat that currently holds all the pillows and comforters from the guest room, which is currently the foster kitten room. Plans are to paint the room and I think I’ll have fun with the window seat, but right now it’s just toooooo dang hot to attempt any painting. We’ll wait until we get the guest room back so we can sleep in there while the paint off-gasses…even low voc paint smells a bit too much for sleeping. And we may remove the tiny closets that bracket the window seat anyway. Pretty useless. But that will take some thought on where to put another closet.