Curtains or Fabric to Add Something New to Room?

Curtains or Fabric to Add Something New to Room?

Janel Laban
Jun 9, 2010

Q: I am so attracted to rooms and houses that have multiple textures and patterns that seem to work so well together - they don't "match"...they just work. I'm horrible at doing this myself. Case in point: our living room. We took forever to find a rug that we liked and that wouldn't break the bank. We finally found one that we thought worked with with our light hardwood floor, brown leather couch and light grey walls.

I'm tempted to try something on the windows that has an oversized geometric pattern in neutral colors (like this). However, since the rug is fairly muted, I'm wondering if I'd be missing an opportunity to try something a little different on the windows. I'm willing to bring in other colors (the blue chair is temporary), but I do need to keep the cost in mind.

I can sew and would be able to make the curtains if there's a perfect fabric out there. Any suggestions? What curtains or fabric would you choose for our living room? (Suggestions for pillows to coordinate are welcome, too!)

Sent by Heather

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