The images inside both frames face inward, subliminally leading the viewers eye towards the focal point. In this case, the focal point is the beauty and privacy of the back yard.
Notice that Barb ties the colours in this image together by adding a white pillow to the grey couch and a grey pillow to the white chair on the opposite side of the room.
Barb believes the window is the soul to the home. It brings the outside in and when showcased properly it can add the illusion of space and create ambiance.
Ensuring that these light and airy curtains are placed on the outside frame of the window allows for more natural light and increases the window’s width.
Placing curtains at ceiling height draws your eye upward, giving you a feeling of spaciousness elegance.