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I love the look of window treatments but I am always afraid they will block my view of the ocean.

When the right fabric and hardware are selected, window treatments not only complete the look of a room, they serve as frames to a breathtaking vista. Keep everything as simple as possible to complete, not compete, with the view. Try linen in a very loose weave. Its sheerness never blocks light but filters it to stunning effect. If you want the curtains to retreat even more into the background, you can always match them to the color of the surrounding walls. The "frame" becomes purely textural as a result. Curtain rods should be equally simple, so skip the bulky sort. Install the thinnest rods and never forget tie-backs.