Are you looking for a window treatment option that won’t hide trim? If you have beautiful, intricate molding around your windows, it’s understandable that you’d want to showcase it, not hide it. While some window treatments do cover trim (or parts of it), there are several options that do not.
There are always exceptions to rules, but typically we hang drapes / curtains outside the window well. This creates the illusion that the window is larger than it really is. It actually tricks the eye into bringing more light into the room. Suddenly skinny, narrow windows look wider because you can’t see where the actual window ends. Similarly, rod covering cornices or valances can make short windows appear taller and create that same attention getting illusion of more light.
Another way to make windows appear higher and larger, is to simply install a Decorative Drapery rod at least 5”+ above the top of your trim or header or split the difference between that top and the ceiling or bottom of the crown molding. Your results will be magnificent!