You can borrow a trick from fashion when thinking about window treatments for your home. Ever notice how only one part of your outfit has to be fabulous, while the other pieces play supporting or even wallflower roles? Think of wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a fantastic, one of a kind necklace. Or those gorgeous crazy-expensive shoes.
The same thing can be done with window treatments. Here's a little video showing some lovely curtains and valances using this trick to great advantage. Sometimes when we break the budget with the fabric cost we just do a simple little treatment (and save on labor). Or we up the ante of a budget minded design by using a trim that is perfect, though pricey. Every once in a while, the drapery hardware is the star of the show. See if you can spot the trick.