I need some curtaining advise
Curtain colour help - am I being too picky?
Curtain Height help
I realize that shades serve a definite purpose but I do not think that they should be part of decor. I would use drapery panels to cover them ( hopefully you push them up during the day) when you close them at night. Fabric adds warmth and softness.
No curtains. Your shades have a nice, tailored clean look as they are.
"Those shades are oppressive" is kind of a mean spirited comment.
If you're keeping those shades, no curtains. As already mentioned, those shades are substantial. I wouldn't overload such pretty windows.
I too find the shades oppresive IMO they are way too heavy looking for the space
I also find the shades overwhelming. Perhaps if they were inside mount instead...
Curtains instead of the shades. Or, roman blinds.
Roman Blinds so fabric not too intrusive into the space.
I agree with the plantation shutter suggestion...we love ours.
grover's pic of an inside mount looks much better.
It looks to me like you or your window covering professional didn't have an option to inside mount as vignettes require quite a bit more space than you appear to have. The top of the window can be inferred from the bottom and there is definitely not enough room. Shutters are not the right answer for everyone either as suggested above. Given this exact situation, my suggestion would be to add a valance in a darker color or even a pattern like the pillows. Since Vignettes raise a go completely inside the headrail, you'll just have the lighter look of the valance and not even know that shades are there.
Having said that, fabric treatments are a very personal decision and Vignettes can certainly "stand on their own" without the NEED for anything else. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.