Our windows are small and high and presented a problem. I didn't want pull across curtains as the windows are too small and close together and the size also ruled out blinds. Sue, our neighbour, came up with the idea of hanging them above the windows on two small hooks and then unhooking one side by day and leaving to drape.
Mum and Dad had bought some lovely full length, lined, ready made curtains for their lounge but one set were too small. However, the material was perfect for our bedroom, so they donated them to our worthy cause and went and bought another set in the right size. Sue cut them up, sewed a pole into the hems and added two rings to each. They work beautifully.
I apologise for the poor quality of the pictures, but the light was all wrong and it really doesn't do the curtains justice. Mind you, we are sleeping later which is not such a good thing! Now to finish the paintwork :)