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What colour curtains go with a grey sofa, red rug, and a red accent wall?
a very, very, VERY soft blue
Can you please suggest the color for the curtains and anything else that I can do to brighten the room?
At the moment it all looks very square, harsh and formal. I think curtains with a light brown or beige background would be good and just to soften down the square look, with a simple pattern of curved shapes. These could be in a darker shade of brown or a colour. If you choose a colour, add something else in the same colour elsewhere in the room for balance, such as in cushions or picture frames
I have oatmeal colored walls with medium tan colored cloth furniture. In between the windows is a stone fireplace. I have tried khaki drapes and it looked horrible, now dark brown looks worse. Please help me with any ideas.
I agree with granny, a bold color or pattern would be great. I would say red or a flower pattern or Paisley, go bold because the neutrals are a great backdrop for that.
I have a beige carpet with white walls and there is a beige and black border along the vaulted ceiling. My furniture is black leather. I have a large picture window with 4 crank out windows. I'm looking to add a pop of color to the room, but I am not very good at going outside of the box. I tend to stick to neutral colors for fear of things not matching. Any suggestions on a curtain color would be appreciated.
Neutrals are wonderful! I suggest a warm gray or gray-blue for your curtains. Pops of color can be added elsewhere in the room using accent pillows, etc. For instance, I live in a rental house and cannot change anything except throw pillows, minimal artwork on walls. I have grayish-blue walls, white trim, and beige carpet to work with my personal beige sofa and love seat. I purchased throw pillows to tie in the colors of the wall, trim, carpet, and furniture.
In my living room, I have an aqua and tan walls. I want to get curtains, but I'm having a hard time figuring out a color that works against both the aqua and tan. I have 2 windows with only a small space between them. What is the best way to put curtains over them? 3 panels or only 2 panels on the outsides? Also, the other curtain needs to cover the sliding glass door. What is the best way to hang that to keep it symmetrical, but also keeping it functional to open away from the door opening?
I would get 3 sets in a dark brown all of them the same length based on the height of your slider. (84" or 95") I personally prefers 95"height because it makes the ceiling look higher and the room and windows larger then what they are. If possible make all your hardware the same and mount all your hardware at the same height across the walls on the beige and touqoise wall. Add dark brown&turqoise pillows to the couch.
I have a new house with Sherwood paint keratin on all walls. The living room and dining room are like a L shape. There is one big window in front, with 3 windows close together. Should I keep all curtain colors the same? I want to hang curtains and blinds. Can you please give me so ideas?
Thank you. Do you have any examples of this idea. Thanks
I have tan walls, brown furniture and one blue accent wall. What color should I use for curtains? I'm thinking white because it is safe and goes with everything. Any other ideas?
By Amanda B.
A deeper or brighter blue might work. What color is the wall where the window is located? I would suggest keeping the curtains in the same color family as the wall, and using white for accents repeated throughout the room - pillows, large pictures, vases, throw rugs, lamps, etc. General rule is not more than three colors, but you can play with the intensity of the color - bright, shiny brown, bright blue, pale blue.
I have a floral pattern sofa. The walls are light sage, the verticals on the windows are dark brown. I have included photos of my sofa. I need valances. Please give me suggestions: solid, pattern, checked, or plaid and the color(s). Please respond as soon as you can.
A designer once told me to pick one or two colours from your sofa and use for accessories such as draperies, throw pillows etc. Because your upholstery is a floral I would go with a solid colour fabric for your valances.
My walls are a very soft sage. The sofa is floral with yellow, green, red, and orange. What color and pattern would work for valances? I need to tie the room together to make it look finished.
I'd pick one of the colors from sofa that isn't green.
My husband and I just bought our home and we have a gray sofa-sectional, but are debating on the colors for our curtains. Eventually, we want to stain our floors darker and paint our walls a very light gray (almost white). We want to have 2 levels of curtains. I think we should have a sky/light blue curtain with white sheer curtain in the back, but my husband wants a medium to dark gray curtain with the white sheer curtain in the back. I don't know if there's a term for the sheer white curtains or not. I was also thinking of white curtains. Our living room is really small. A lot smaller than it looks in the picture. Please help. Thank you!
So, I changed my mind. Men can be fickle, too.
This drapery color may not be ideal, but it readily serves to illustrate a point. Darker colors appear farther away, creating an illusion of depth, hence, more room.
If this drapery were white or near white, it would appear closer, causing the room to appear smaller. At least, that's my humble reasoning.
My husband and I just bought a house. The living room/dining area is covered in gray and white tiles with gray walls. We do not have the money right now to remove them and lay hardwood floors. What color curtains would you suggest to go with all the gray and white?
Since grey and white are both neutral colors, almost anything goes. You could keep it neutral or got for a color pop like red, turquoise or even your favorite shade of green
I'm stuck as to change up curtains. I'm taking down wood blinds, but need to hang energy efficient drapes as the sun bakes us in the evening for a couple of hours. See attached picture. The walls are barn red and beige as you can see and very dark with blinds.
I would use white curtains of a special material that reflects sunlight. The issue is you want something to maintain the lightness of the room while providing protection from the sun.
I need advice to decorate my living room. I think right now it's looking very dull and boring. I have a black couch, brown recliner, off white colored walls and a very cute and active baby. Kindly advise what color curtains should I get? I was thinking about beige or natural, but I think it will be too boring and I am skeptical about trying out different bold colors, as I want my room to look elegant and not like a cheaply designed home. Please advise me, as I want to finalize something in just 1 or 2 days. TIA for all your support and advice.
I think in one end the biggest problem I see in this living room is how dark it is. So I would not make the walls darker.
Primary colours actually work really well with black and white - I would try cooler versions of red, deep blue, and yellow. YOu can get curtains that are yellow or red, and then find accents of red, yellow, and blue to make the living room great.
I had reservations about the black rod, too....And of course, you're right. Here is your burnished brass rod finished in a color to match the draperies. Two heads are better than one. Thank you.