I believe most any room can benefit from adding drapes. They can visually extend a room–making it look taller or wider, depending on the lengths you use and the patterns. They can add color without a big commitment, and if you choose a pattern, it helps fill a room — again, without investing in a bold patterned sofa that you might hate in three years.
Here are some fun uses of drapes not on windows, because yes, we can hang our drapes where the sun don’t shine…
Over an entry to an interior door way// random house
unsourced //Held back at one side of the front door & puddled on the floor.
veranda // A pair of drapes at the front door gives much-needed privacy to your chickens.
decorpad // At the closet threshold–double win, drapes take up so much less room than doors opening up into the space!
cameron macneil // in the kitchen at the french doors
pottery barn// in front of the window seat