I thought she arranged the furniture nicely and maximized the space in the room, but I commented that I thought the window (I believe the only window) needed some draperies even though it does already have blinds. She was afraid that draperies would take over the room, and I could understand her feeling. So I did a little research...and really it comes down to personal preference.
A Roman shade continues the neutral color scheme in this room and keeps the decor harmonious.
White sheers warm up this window and a good choice to balance the color and pattern in this room.
Stephen Shubel/House Beautiful, January 2009
Here's the look of a window with just blinds. Perfectly fine in this space with the bold color and the layout choices.
And then Tobi Fairley does white draperies so well in this small space. A large piece of artwork and hanging those draperies high give this small space depth and it really doesn't look so small any more, does it?
So I think it really does come down to preference and the look you want to achieve for the space. What are your thoughts on window treatments in small spaces?