As I have mentioned here, we also bought some curtains for our living room. We took down the boxes where our former curtains were attached and just used a metal one to hang our sheer curtain. IT makes the room so much bigger without the box. It looks plain but we achieved what we were aiming for, which is to have more light in the room. The off white sheer curtain does the trick, the light from outside is good enough to make our living room sop much brighter.
I just got done putting away the Christmas decor when I took these photos so there's nothing in our center table but my kids stuff.