Mount the blinds higher on the window. Then used a little board between to make the middle trim appear to go all the way up and therefore the window looks taller. When totally open the whole window is open and all the light comes in.
Lovely front hall and staircase. Sea grass stair runner, hall table is a low bookcase bookcase width takes up less space than a table would but still gives you a top surface to use.) -- like the big gold mirror in the center of two paitnings
Protect stairs and steps in style and comfort with good-looking, long wearing stair treads. For dogs, the elderly, your children, or anyone who might be at risk for slipping and falling going up or do (Step Stairs Basements)