I love bookshelves flanking a window, with the curtains hanging from the ceiling in front of the bookshelf. This picture also incorporates horizontal shelving as a window seat, but can definitely face bookshelves outward (into the room) and omit the window seat. Cool way to get extra storage without adding visual clutter.
Farmhouse Chic The kitchen gets its warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink. Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving. Read more: Kitchen Decorating Pictures - Decorating Ideas for Kitchen - Country Living