When consulting for a home staging I recommend removing window treatments that are not necessary for privacy. This includes panels, valances, and broken or faded shades and blinds. Sellers are usually shocked at this request. Folks are very attached to their curtains. It's a curious thing. When I go into my "this is why" spiel it usually comes out that those window treatments have been hangin' around a long time. It's time to let them go. Window styles do come and go.