Beautiful made-to-measure blinds and curtains layered together and in neutral colours create a calm simplistic feel in any home. These can look great in a dinning room or bedroom! If you want to brighten it up a bit, add colour with accessories.
What an awesome library! You could do this in any small room of the house... put glass french doors with curtains, and a few good chairs/lamps--- would feel like Mom's library. I like the colored shelves=)