Use of a roman shade, drapery and a privacy shade on one window, without compromising elegant look or light.
Clean looking roman shades don't necessarily have to be "white." Interesting color.
Like the idea of drapery at sides of windows for softness with roman shades for light-blocking qualities, with the hard valance on top.
Lighter fabric at the top. The panels in this elegant dining room are done in 1/3 ivory and 2/3 taupe lightweight fabric. When the draperies are closed, light filters through the gauzy panels, with more brightness at the top. Lightweight fabrics and rings add casualness to an otherwise formal looking space.
If you want to stick with styles which are gender-neutral and fit for both contemporary and traditional homes, consider the inverted box pleat (seen here) or a top-pinch, tailored pleat. You'll never go wrong with these two.
Decordemon said panel 48" wide & "To figure out how many you'll need, just keep in mind that each single panel will require about 8 drapery rings."
Drapery hooks. See the teency weency silver hook latched on to the small ringlet? Yep, that's a drapery hook. These insert up into the back of each panel, usually into the stitching at the back of the pleat. Once in place, this attaches each panel firmly to the ring or ringlet.
Cafe curtain with split to allow air flow at sink.
Drapery on simple rod, no puddle.
Simple drapery & hardware.
Like the use of second color at top & bottom of drapery; would not use puddle.
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right from DecorDemon
Example of recessed flat-fold Roman Shades with a higher window next to two inner opening French Doors.
Hunter Douglas 6" Flat Pleat Vignette Shades w/cassette top.