Nicole sent us some photos and a good question : I just bought a condo and have a random window in my living room that I'd like some sort of window treatment for.
I'm not sure if a shade or curtain would look better and what color it should be to complement the rest of the room.
The chair in the foreground is what I'm basing my color choices around; it's green with very thin light blue and brown stripes.
The only other thing in the room not pictured is a dark gray couch, and there will eventually be a light cream/beige rug of some sort.
Any suggestions for what would work well for the window?
Congratulations on the condo purchase, Nicole! We think either a shade or drapes could work here - we see it as more of an opportunity to really underline the general feeling you'd like for the room.
Shades will give a much more modern feeling, which can be simple and steamlined, yet still an opportunity to add some pattern to the room. To work with the color palette of your chair, here is a springy green example...
Drapes will give a more dramatic slant to the room but still don't have to go too traditional - like this example in a colorway called Fall:
You mentioned in your question that this is a "random window" in your living room, but in the second photo, we see another window on the wall to the left. We're thinking that it would make sense to consider dressing all the windows in close proximity to each other in the same fashion to keep things cohesive.
Other suggestions and ideas for Nicole? Let us know in the comments...