Imagine the striped fabric above on its side
Stripes going left to right
(that is: horizontal stripes not verticals)
As a flat padded Pelmet
THIS is a flat pelmet between grey kitchen cupboards above a kitchen sink
In a pretty cottage with a to-die-for view beyond.
Then imagine it teamed with a Roman Blind in the embroidered floral fabric above:
Luscious vibrant colours against the grey: