We went to IKEA over the weekend, and got a couch (You'll see that later) as well as new curtains for multiple rooms and a pair of wicker chairs for the front room.
The front room had this wood valance? above the curtains that just wasnt our style. And we wanted to update the curtains as well, which werent our style.
Took the wood valance down (it kind of came crashing down and Rachel had to rush to my rescue):
New curtains on new curtain rod, see the valance out on the porch?
They let a lot more light in, plus you can see the matching wicker chairs: