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These curtains aren't working for me, what do y'all suggest? I did have brown sheers, but they were to dark and dreary.
bedroom decor ideas for curtains, bedroom ideas, home decor, window treatments
bedroom decor ideas for curtains, bedroom ideas, home decor, window treatments
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  • Jill Feigelman Jill Feigelman on Nov 10, 2014
    What if you get curtains in the shade of the headboard and chest? That seems to be a very pretty blue color?
  • Marsha elliott Marsha elliott on Nov 11, 2014
    Hang the mirror over the bed horizontaly paint walls a flat robins egg blue or try stripes.Group pictures together on one wall,Get a satin coverlet for bed with mixed blue colors and matching drapes,Paint other funiture to match headboard and chest.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 12, 2014
    Seems you are working with blue and using brown on valence and in some of the cushions. This is a good combo but strong colours. What doesn't work for me is the random pattern on the wall behind the bed, and the random pattern on the headboard - a bit too chaotic. Since the blue is so strong, I'd paint the walls a deeper colour or get a wallpaper that incorporates some of the blue (or tones thereof).. I would not paint other pieces - too much blue. IF the headboard wasn't so high, I agree with Marsha Elliott - that the lovely oval mirror would look great hung horizontally over the headboard - the size, shape and dark brown colour would work well with the blue and heavy headboard. I don't think the items over the bed are heavy enough for the headboard. Perhaps you hang the hat and mirror above the bedside tables, and place the cross over the bedroom door. I'd group pictures or edit. Then see how your valence works with these changes.
  • Shira Shira on Nov 12, 2014
    I love the blue accents and love that color in general so I am biased but I think a valance in that color with the current curtains (or a lighter cream) would look amazing. I also like the mirror over the bed idea so if you would swap the accents that are above the bed to the wall where the blue mirror is it may allow for the blue valance. Overall, I love your color scheme!
  • Stacy | BlakeHillHouse Stacy | BlakeHillHouse on Nov 12, 2014
    I have two suggestions ranging from most expensive to least expensive. :) 1. Frame the window with decorative wood moulding. (http://www.homedepot.com/s/wood%2520window%2520moulding?NCNI-5) The link leads to some reasonably priced products from Home Depot. Use natural shades covered by sheer curtains. (See step 2) 2. Natural shades in something like Bamboo (but that's not my first choice). Those can often be found at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods. Reuse your current sheers, but open them up to the sides.
  • Cornelia Schott Cornelia Schott on Nov 12, 2014
    Why not do something simple like a 2" horizontal blind?
  • Dannielle Dannielle on Nov 12, 2014
    I think that something light with a little blue would cheer up your window and the whole room.
  • C C on Nov 12, 2014
    Love Danniele's suggestion ^^
  • Stacy Stacy on Nov 16, 2014
    Thank y'all for the input. I'm gonna try out several of the things and see how it looks.
  • Dobi Dobi on Jan 02, 2015
    I agree with putting a mirror over your headboard, unless it is your cheval mirror it would be to heavy! but by putting the one on the wall and maybe some greenery or possibly something on either side to balance it out would be pretty! And what you have on the chest needs to be rearranged, it is not balanced either! What have you tried to do with the stuff you have on the floor? some have the same color as the headboard and chest.
  • Kayo Frazier Kayo Frazier on Jan 05, 2015
    Ok, Here are my suggestions...The walls are competing w/ all the blue pieces headboard & furnishings. I would simplify by painting the walls a cream or ivory color because white would make it too stark. I would edit some of the blue pieces & take out the desk across from the bed & move the (white dresser?) in it's place. I would keep the full length mirror, put it on it's stand & place it next to the dresser. I'd change the curtains to cream colored sheers.I'd remove the maroon valance as well. Doing both will let in a lot of light. Can't tell if this is a single story or 2nd floor. If it's a single story you can get opaque window contact paper to place on the lower windows so no one can peek in. Other than pictures of people, I would update the artwork & make small groupings around the room. Hope this helps
  • Shelbybella Shelbybella on Jan 06, 2015
    I agree with painting your walls a lovely creamy white. I also would change out the curtains to, again..something creamy in color, with a SUBTLE tone on tone pattern, if thats what you like. ( patterns) . I find that keeping the curtains, bedding and walls ' neutral' allows for bringing in color and balances the room, and will allow the use of color without it looking ' weird' or ' too much'.
  • Tori Black Home Tori Black Home on Jan 06, 2015
    Don't mean to sound too critical but it it appears that everything in the room is fighting with everything else in this room right now. The walls look a bit tired, the blues of the soft furnishings are not in harmony with the desk The blue desk BTW, is a lovely piece of furniture, but wrongly placed, it does not have an impact in the room. The furniture arrangement and use of the competing shades of blue just makes the sizes and colors and shapes clash with each other, rather than work together to create a calming, restful bedroom. There are three different tones of blue, but not in compatible shades, but we would fix the walls first. We would paint the walls in Ralph Lauren Khaki eggshell paint, then do the window shades in Natural Bamboo with a Roman Shade in a basic White linen fabric over that. Very soft romantic yet not so dated. The blue desk could be moved next to the bed on one side to function as a nightstand. We would get an inexpensive co-ordinating (not matching) nightstand in a similar distressed blue color from World Bazaar (or similar) for the other side of the bed. That's as far as we would go with blues in this room, not overdo it. We would make up the bed in whites or off-whites as in sheets, and or a duvet cover with a dark navy or black border. Basic cottons or linens (with a mix) so as not to get too crumpled with use) would be my choice. Contrary to popular belief they are quite family friendly and don't really show dirt if you throw them in the washer once a month. Maybe you could buy a larger sized wide dresser (not vertical) with 5 (or 7 ) drawers in a warm mahogany or antique pine and put up a round above it, at some later point to put against the wall opposite the bed to balance the room. Add some white pillar candies, old books and fresh white flowers in glass bottle, and viola...! you have an instant Spa Bedroom for you to enjoy every day...! It is good sized room with good bones!
  • JCEllis JCEllis on Jul 11, 2015
    Looks like you have a country/western feel going on. I agree with the other comments about painting the walls. Do you want ready made? or do you want to make the new window treatments yourself? How wide and tall is the window?
  • JCEllis JCEllis on Jul 12, 2015
    Sorry, got busy. You also might try a simple lace curtain and valance and a roller shade to block the light. Very simple and easy and would soften the look of the room and in keeping with the room.
  • Dixie Gossien Dixie Gossien on Feb 01, 2016
    I would paint the walls a soft white (cream in my coffee by Valspar at lowes) then tone down that blue or just use one piece of the furniture blue and re-paint the other pieces a dark taupe then distress the pieces. take down old curtains just hang a simple bamboo shade with simple curtains. I suggest a straight brown rod then buy 2 twin size bed sheets then tea stain them then hang them on either side of the window with curtain rings. make sure that when you hang your rod its between the ceiling and the window, Nice area rug with coordinating bed covering and throw pillows. For starters.
  • Karol Karol on Jul 28, 2016
    You've probably already finished the room, but I would paint the ceiling in a blue similar to your pieces. I would move the bed opposite the window. And a stenciled white lace pattern along the about a foot down from the ceiling would brighten it a little a bring more of a cozy country feel. Take out the curtains. I like the curtains Dannielle suggested. Which wall the "secretary" on will depend on your space, but I think possibly past the window or on the next wall on the other side of the bed. You may wish to add a.very light cream color type stencil to the blue objects as well. We'd all like to see what you did with it.
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