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May 28, 2015

I have a black and beige sectional couch and I was wondering what colour curtains would look best with it. I just bought red ones and put them up, but I don't think they look that good. Thanks!

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May 30, 20150 found this helpful

I would suggest ivory. I like the lightness of it and white is too stark for me.

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May 30, 20150 found this helpful

I have always disliked red curtains. I would suggest a pattern with mostly a tan or beige with maybe a stripe or other design of other colors as brown, gold, rust, or red or burgundy.

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May 30, 20150 found this helpful

How about a nice orange color? I believe it is called Salmon now... a light pastel color in the same orangeish family.

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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

Turquoise or teal

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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

Rust.

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May 21, 2015

I need help choosing the right color. I love red and my kitchen is a deep barn red. It is open to my living room that has light tan walls. The furniture is dark chocolate brown leather and the tables are a deep mahogany.

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Accents in the room are red and brown. Currently I have deep red curtains on top of white blinds. It is too dark. Any ideas?

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May 22, 20150 found this helpful

I'd look for a pattern that has a light, neutral background (similar to your wall color in that room) and a design in either red or dark brown. Something like a damask, perhaps. You'd still have color but not an overall, heavy color.

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May 22, 20150 found this helpful

I'd probably do cream colored drapes with matching cream sheers behind them. On the drapes maybe a wide band of red, matching the red in the rest of the room, across the bottom.

Then I'd sew (or buy) some cream colored throw pillows to tie it all together.

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May 23, 20150 found this helpful

Both really good ideas. I love lace, too. It's airy and gives the darker colors a "light" touch.

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May 23, 20150 found this helpful

Only you can tell if it is too dark, as the amount of light in the room makes a tremendous difference. But I like the idea of going with a drape that matches the wall colour, as I think that always makes a room look more spacious.

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May 30, 20150 found this helpful

I absolutely love red and white gingham checks... the 1/2 inch size checks. Just a valance would make your kitchen cozy and friendly.

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March 18, 2018

What curtain color can I put in a living room with orange walls and chocolate brown sofas?

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January 14, 2018

We bought a home not long ago. It had a small living room 16x12 which is now an open concept with dining and kitchen; as we took out walls. I put in hand-scraped hardwood floors, birch chestnut so they are darker. All the windows are dark wood. I will put in white trim throughout home. My better half wanted dark furniture when I finally caved and it is all brown leather/nail-head.

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I found a rug to open and brighten the area, a Surya Steinberger (dark brown, camel, aqua, taupe, sage). Now, I can help with anyone's home/office, but not mine. So, I ask for wall color(s) and what curtains for living and dining. I know the ceiling is 8ft so it is probably best to keep white I think (we removed the popcorn ceiling so, excuse the look).

I also have all 6 panel doors that will go in closets and hallways. The living room window is a + shape and and 84" wide by 76" long and two walls on either side approximately 4.5 ft.

Please pardon the mess as there are so many projects going on (kitchen next). The curtains "sorta" up now came with home. I just need a cozy warm and inviting area.
Thank you.

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November 29, 2017

I need to find curtains for my living room. I am not sure what color to go with. I have a dark gray couch with a chocolate love seat. One accent wall, sky blue, and a red shag rug. I will go with longer curtains to give the illusion of a bigger window. My curtain rods are unique in the sense that they hang from the ceiling so I can utilize the longer curtains. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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July 13, 2017

I want to purchase curtains for my living room, but am stuck on the color. My walls are off-white/beige, my rug is tan, the couch is gold on gold, and the 2 chairs which are in front of the windows are striped in shades of gold and an olive green. Any ideas?

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November 6, 2015

I'm looking for some help to decide on a curtain colour for my front room as I'm not very good at matching things. I have magnolia walls, cream/beige carpet, and a red fabric couch. I have a big bay window and a smaller window and can't decide what colour curtains. I have been thinking of a deep olive green shade, but that's just a thought. Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated:)

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October 13, 2015

My living room is all neutral colors with high ceilings, my couch is a taupe color, my walls are a goldish tan color and my fireplace has a green marbling in it. My living room and dining room are open to one another and I need help figuring out what color curtains to add to my living room along each side of the fireplace.

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Attached is a picture of my living room and dining room. Any suggestions?

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August 17, 2015

I am a little scared of bold colors so I have gotten stuck in a rut of neutral colors. I have medium brown carpet, a chocolate brown couch and love seat, and egg shell walls with an almost olive green trim.

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I have tan curtains now, but I am so over all the neutrals. Is there a color choice for curtains to start brightening up my life? Or do I just move and start over?

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June 22, 2015

I would like to redecorate my living room. Can you please help me with what color of curtain should I should choose. And also some ornaments that I can put on the tables.

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June 23, 20150 found this helpful

You need some different colors, sizes and textures to make this room interesting.

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First, an ivory or off-white shag rug bigger than the one you have now.
The lamps need to be bigger. Try for a red ceramic lamp set with barrel shades.
The picture on the wall should be poppies, a canvas print and much bigger.
Curtains- I'd go with a shiny satin finish and a color like dark charcoal.

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June 23, 20150 found this helpful

Take out the big brown chair, move the couch on the wall where the brown chair is, put the rug in front of the couch, coffee table on top of rug, other chair in the corner on the left and the side table in the centr of the window, then add some color of either blues or yellows or turquios and find white shear curtains with a beautiful flowery print with all of the colors in it to match.

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

I have white walls and tan sofas. What color do you suggest for curtains? I was thinking of adding purple pillows and other purple (lavender) accent colors. Our entertainment area is also brown. Thank you!

By I S.

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January 23, 20150 found this helpful

Why not keep it in the same colour "family?" Yellows or shades of orange? Even greens would go well with the earth tones yet brighten the room.

Good luck!

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January 23, 20150 found this helpful

I'd do a nice vertical stripe of taupe and purple, with the taupe stripe narrower than the purple one.

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

Since you have a very neutral colour pallet so far, you might go with mauve/purple curtains, since that is a colour that you like. Or if you like a very clean background, use white curtains.

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April 22, 2018

I bought a new house and I'm not a decorator. The living room furniture is brown and dark beige. The walls are light beige. What do you think the curtain colour should be and also the carpet?

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April 4, 2018

My lounge walls are an almond white, sofa is cream, and I have a light brown carpet. I need some colour in the room. I need help on a colour for the curtains.

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July 22, 2016

I'd like to change my living room curtains to gray. My kitchen, is gray and white and can be partially seen from LR. The attached photos are the 4 LR green walls. I may change wall color in future to an off white. All suggestions will be appreciated.

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December 19, 2015

I have a red accent wall in my living room what color curtians should I get? My sofa is ivory.

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April 10, 20150 found this helpful

My living room color is a cream color and at the TV it's dark maroon. What curtain color will match my living room?

By Jeelan from India

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April 11, 20150 found this helpful

I would get white or cream to match the tv but most likely my curtains would match my sofa set. like mine is green and my curtains are white with green leaves.

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April 12, 20150 found this helpful

I would also go with a white to make the room look bigger. I prefer drapes to provide a subtle background to the room rather than stand out and yell "look at me, look at me". Add colour with your paintings and accessories. This also gives a you a lot of choices with regard to sofas and chairs as well.

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March 19, 20150 found this helpful

I live in an apartment. Our wall in the living room is off white. There is a dark brown couch, dark brown center and side table and red area carpet. What color is best for my curtains? I only have 2 small windows. I tried to put on white silhoutte curtains, but my husband finds it boring. Thank you!

By Shopmom78

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March 20, 20150 found this helpful

I would put up red curtains to accent the rug and chair in the room. You could use a double rod to keep the sheers and just use the red panels as an accent.

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March 21, 20150 found this helpful

Personally, I like the curtains that you have. In my opinion, curtains should be a backdrop rather than an eyecatcher in a room. I would hang more art rather than change the drapes.

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February 3, 20150 found this helpful

My living room colour is custard apple with a single wall in pumpkin harvest, as the highlighter. Please suggest a curtain colour.

By Namrata

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January 30, 20150 found this helpful

I have a brown carpet and a beige and dark brown sofa. What colours should I go for eg: curtains, rug, accessories?
I'm wanting black gloss furniture.

By Danielle

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March 31, 20140 found this helpful

My living room is white and I have a black leather couch. I would like to know what color of curtains should I use to give the room a luxury look? I also have a black and white coffee table.

By Reginald O.

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April 1, 20140 found this helpful

Think about your tastes. What colors do you like; are bright colors or neutrals more your style? A rich red might go well with the black and white. Maybe you would like champagne hues for a softer look? When you pick out a few colors, think about how the curtains will look with the floor as well. You want to go for a unifying effect.

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November 23, 20130 found this helpful

I have medium blue carpet and light powder blue walls. The entertainment center and curio cabinets are walnut brown. I want to buy a red leather sofa and loveseat. Will they go with the blue and if so what color curtains should I get?

By Lisa

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November 26, 20130 found this helpful

I'd say yes, red and blue, because the are complimentary colors ie they are opposites. But saying that it would depend on the type of blue and reds you use. ie american flag colors would not look great together. A bluish red would go best with blue decor, and a paler blue would go best with a robust red. Stay away from the primary colors, unless you want that fun young feel. For curtains I'd do red on the darker side. BTW I've got the same palette in my lving room blue and red. Good luck :)

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