This is what I want to make for my kitchen/dining window treatments. These are called Butterfly Swags! Envision the main fabric itself done in a burlap with contrasting bands done in grosgrain ribbon....a fixed window treatment that does not need to be adjusted. I would include either pleated shades or mini blinds beneath the panels. A bit casual but different!
Scarf valances are one of the easiest types to incorporate into your room. Plus, they add great texture without blocking any light or views. Use it to add color or select a cream or white valance to soften your windows.