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I bought this natural colored jute rug from Target. I need advice on what color curtains to go with. I want some kind of panels. I like farmhouse style decor. Currently my walls are beige but thinking about painting them a greige like revere pewter or something similar. It's a very small room with two recliners in a tan color. I am going to add some accent pillows with colors to compliment my curtains. The curtains can be sheer. I have blinds on the windows for privacy.
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  • Gwen Gwen on Sep 10, 2015
    I just bought a PAIR of panels with tab tops at Big Lots for $14 and cute rods $6 each. They're a natural linen color and I love them on the dark brown rods.
  • Z Z on Sep 10, 2015
    With the rug being jute and your recliners tan, I think the sky is the limit. What's your favorite color? If you don't have one, here's a couple ideas. Icy blue Turquoise Coral Buttery yellow Red Navy
  • Heather Bushem Heather Bushem on Sep 11, 2015
    Yes, I would have to agree. Introduce a color in there...don't be afraid, the worst that could happen is that you will have to repaint 👍😊
  • Kerry Veen Kerry Veen on Sep 11, 2015
    I agree, a color would be a great idea. Personally I love teal with beige or greige.
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Sep 11, 2015
    I was thinking that with all the "fall" colors that you have in your room (Browns, tans, beiges) this would be a perfect place to insert some color like Orange or Yellow (or both!), or some version of these colors like Cinnamon. Whatever color (or colors) you decide to go with though, remember to splash it around the rest of your room in your accessories (throw pillows, knick knacks, artwork). You don't have to have a lot of it around, but enough to help the room to look pulled together and to help the drape colors to make sense. Your tchotchkes will also help you to pull two rooms together by flowing the colors from one rooms tchotchkes into the next. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help you out. Just drop me a line. It looks like you are well on your way. Good luck to you!! :)
  • GeezLouise860 GeezLouise860 on Sep 11, 2015
    Idea…test drive different colors, something you wouldn't normally try. Use different color & style pillows in the room for a week, see how it feels..not jiving, bam new pillows.
  • Margaret Margaret on Sep 11, 2015
    Turqoise !! Turquoise is an "all year" color and if you choose a turquoise with more green color/hues than blue color/hues, then any pillows with pops of color will work!! Stay out of the blue family and lean toward the green shades.. Good luck !!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 11, 2015
    I would try an accent wall than go lighter ion the other walls.Try researching fall tone colors that would blend with your furniture,carpet etc.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 11, 2015
    Sorry to add once painted then decide on the panels.
  • LD LD on Sep 11, 2015
    As Jennie Herrick said above, I would bring fall colors to complement the brown tones you have already, and paint the ceiling and trim work decorator white. As far as the color tone, make sure not to make the walls dark, for you it will make the room seem smaller and dark, but with that said, if you want to make the focal wall darker that would not make the room seem smaller or darker. Another option for the walls would be a faux finish, for they use multiple colors. In regards to the curtains, even though you have blinds I would recommend semi-sheer curtain panels hung with curtain clips on a bronze finished rod and then draping a fall floral silk garland, which adds color, texture and dimension to the window and room.
  • Deb the bzybee Deb the bzybee on Sep 11, 2015
    I would keep it simple with creamy sheers or even muslin. For the farmhouse look they would be perfect. A lot are using a washed paint cloth canvas as well. You could hang them with curtain rings that have hooks on them.
  • Sho1559950 Sho1559950 on Sep 11, 2015
    Stay with neutral curtains for sure,
  • Mary Ker Mary Ker on Sep 11, 2015
    Depends on the rest of the room. What colors are there? Picure?
  • Carole Carole on Sep 11, 2015
    Paint the walls...kenny bunkport by Benjamin Moore its a green, cream curtains
  • Pamela Golden Pamela Golden on Sep 11, 2015
    I would use natural burlap for curtains and iron tie backs. Not knowing what your color scheme is, with all the neutrals need a punch up with color. Personally, an Apricot paint would do the trick.
  • Grace Nielsen Grace Nielsen on Sep 11, 2015
    I always love a pale turquoise for color pop!
  • Rahulan Rahul Rahulan Rahulan Rahul Rahulan on Sep 11, 2015
    Nice
  • 861650 861650 on Sep 11, 2015
    I have a question for you that most decorators ask. Do you want to make a statement with your curtains, or, do you want them to blend in with the wall? For example, if you have a large piece of furniture close to a window, you do not want a busy print next to it...it will overwhelm your room. It would be like an elephant in your room. So, consider curtains the same color as the walls. May I suggest that you paint your walls and place your furniture first. Then, purchase your curtains.
  • Katharine S Katharine S on Sep 11, 2015
    I'd use blue or orange curtains. Google Blue curtains to get ideas.
  • Heidi Heidi on Sep 11, 2015
    I would do a ivory color to pick up the light color in the rug. Either sheer or a cotton duck fabric.
  • Heidi Heidi on Sep 11, 2015
    I would do a ivory curtain to pick up the lighter color of the rug
  • Larry Lou Larry Lou on Sep 12, 2015
    If you want to add boldness yet softness, I would suggest looking at the colors you already have in the room and use one of them to pull the room together. Your rug is a neutral color, so most any opposite colors will "pop", If you don't want bold or pop, I would go with the softer shades or deeper shades of the rug itself. Pls post when you decide what you do and get them done.
  • Cgi2239020 Cgi2239020 on Sep 12, 2015
    You can use whatever goes in your kitchen,oivory,blue,brown,a print or a stripe.have fun
  • Kay Kay on Sep 13, 2015
    I agree with Katharine S and think some color would really make the room alive - everything sounds very, very neutral and potentially very bland - the greige paint, the tan chairs, the neutral rug - that room definitely needs some color - blue or blue-green mixed with some variation of an orange. Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel and complement one another nicely.
  • Carrie Hawk Carrie Hawk on Sep 13, 2015
    With all those neutrals, you need some color. Is it a living room? I'd say a burgundy. Could go with dark blue or forest green. Not to strong. But add some bright throw pillows.
  • Diane Blank Diane Blank on Sep 14, 2015
    If you are not sure, go to the store, select a few different types/colors of curtains that you like and think may do well in the room, bring them home, take one panel out and place it draped at the window. The right pattern/color will jump out at you. Refold and repackage the drapes you do not want and return them to the store. You may be surprised to find out that what you like is not at all what you imagined you would select. Try to pic up at least one style/color that you are taking a chance with, it just may be the one! Good luck.
  • Gayle Gayle on Sep 27, 2015
    Turquoise or yellow with pops of red.
  • Kea Interiors Kea Interiors on Sep 27, 2015
    soft yellow for drapes and add yellow & white pillows to brighten the space and compliment the curtain color
  • Sas25028369 Sas25028369 on Jul 26, 2017
    While I personally like teal, eggplant and apricot to break up all that blah neutrals, if you are afraid of color, go with another great neutral--green. Any and all shades of green will pull the outdoors in and still give a pop of color. Plus it still goes with any other color you might want to use. You could always use a beige curtain with green ribbon stripes down the edges.
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