Every house has problems. Even if you love your home, buyers will find things to criticize.

As a seller, you want that list of problems to be very short. Like, no-deal-breakers short.

Here's where window treatments can be your ally. Draperies, curtains, shades, blinds, and shutters are some of a home stager's most dependable problem solvers.

I'm counting ten different ways they can remedy a look or situation that most buyers don't like.

Buyers love big windows because they admit more light, look modern, make rooms feel more spacious, and create views from indoors.

The way windows get dressed makes them look big and important, or not.
These windows look terrific because the draperies don't cover any of
the window openings. They are hung high and wide. Take note.  

When curtains and drapes like these creamy white ones are a color similar
to the wall color, they help the room read big. The horizontal lines of the 
blinds, the rug, and the drapery rod also widen the space.
The fabric of this roman shade softens the look of the kitchen, and does so
without using much material, a money saver.
Notice that the shade is hung almos
completely above the window frame, suggesting a larger opening.
Here's a bedroom that's managed to combine both rustic and refined vibes. 
The warm brown tones create a soothing palette echoed by the window shade.
Curtains like these are perfect solutions to a problem view. A roll-up shade or 
shutters would also work on a porch or balcony that overlooks ugliness.
Sheer panels are an easy way to minimize the impact of a view you'd
 rather forget. These are dressed with ribbon to make them look 
custom. I like that the drapery rods repeat the ribbon's gold color.
Choose adjustable blinds when privacy and light control are an issue. 
Wide ones like these deliver some upscale style, 
but don't shy away from ordinary mini-blinds either.
The windows in this bedroom resemble the sliding glass door because
 they are all dressed with white sheers on black rods. To echo the motif, 
the bed canopy has similar black rods.
 Lilac drapes frame this large multi-paned window that could be 
the room's focal point and a selling feature. It even appears that the 
fabric color matches the flowers blooming outside!

The valance of shirred natural burlap adds a little color and some texture,
and supports the informality of this dining nook. 

Get the look, get the book. 

Be sure to download my eBook, No-Sew Curtains and Draperies to Stage Your Home for tutorials that show you how to create the perfect homestaging window treatments without sewing.