Our kitchen window has gotten the most DIY attention out of any other object in our house.
It started with the blue circus-y striped faux roman shade:
Those got taken down and replaced with these:
which I liked, but thought they were too matchy-matchy with the cabinets and wall color.
And now, my favorite option:
I used Better Home and Garden pillowcases, that I found on sale at Walmart, to create the cafe curtains....if that is the correct term? Unlike the others, they actually give us some privacy and allow for natural light to brighten up that corner of our kitchen. Before, when I was washing dishes or cooking dinner, I could see straight into our neighbors backyard, and they could see straight into our kitchen...especially at night. This 30 minute DIY solved that issue, and the curtains can easily be closed while still allowing light to come in. Win-Win! And, it's an added bonus that I actually like this choice. It just me 6 months and three different fabrics to figure it out.