Window treatments to make squatty basement windows seem bigger
We're renovating our basement, and I need help with the typical squatty basement windows in the playroom. They're at the top of the wall, much wider than high, quite deep, and definitely need to let in as much light as possible. I've heard of mounting curtain rods at the ceiling to make a window look taller, but there's only about 3 inches above the window so I'm not sure it'll help much. I don't want floor-length curtains either, since we have toddlers who pull on everything. I thought of simple tiebacks set to the sides of the window so as not to block the light, but I'm afraid that'll make the window seem even wider and squattier. Is there something I can do with mirrors? Or another way to fake-out the eye? I want to use a cheery red buffalo check at the windows, with pale yellow walls. Any ideas?