trick for small windows - mount a mirror lengthwise under the window, then hang floor length window panels from above the window. Place a lamp in the middle of the dresser to camouflage the mirror and help integrate it with the window above.
I used to suffer from a serious condition called BCI. (Butt-on-Couch Inertia.) It& a terrible affliction whereby the sufferer& butt is superglued to the couch in the evenings amidst the magical stillness and silence of the late-night hours.