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Christina1818 03-26-2010 01:03 PM

Decorating Ideas for a Dark Colored Room HELP!!!!
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Hello, I have chocolate brown walls and light grey couches.. I have light wooden floors. The colors work well together however I need to decorate the room with window treatments, throw pillows and an area rug.. Someone please help me with some colors that will work well with what I have......

The attach picture was taken with bad lighting at night.

Thanks so much:thumbup:

Lakefront 03-28-2010 03:31 PM

Hi Christina,

I can totally see Red somewhere in the picture. You could have red window treatments with a color in them that matches the color in the area rug you choose. If you want to keep things really simple you could grab some white or off white tab curtains and a red area rug. It would be nice to have some sort of design(print) in either the area rug or curtains, and keep the other fairly simple (solid color). Where are you located? Pier 1 has some awesome rugs and curtains.

lenozhka 04-01-2010 08:59 AM

You didn't say what mood/atmosphere you are going for, and how you use the room, but shades of blue work great both with browns and grays.

For accents, you can use brighter greens or orange... Your room is neutral right now, so you can take your color scheme any direction you want!

MagicalHome 09-23-2010 07:09 AM

Earth tones would be best. Black throw pillows would blend with your gray sofa. Red or maroon area rug is nice. A lighter shade of window treatment would create a contrast to the dark walls and furniture.

krankie 11-30-2010 03:43 PM

I’d bring in white. :) I’d go with a white sheer curtain that was light and airy with maybe a gray print. Soft white throws to make it cozy, maybe a splash of color on the couch pillows. I’d also bring in some green plants to lighten it up and some silver accents on the wall. Picture frames would be nice, maybe with thick white matting and black/white photos.

BrendaSimons 09-09-2011 04:08 PM

I would add some orange or yellow.

dytecture 10-04-2011 04:32 PM

Your curtains and accessories should be light color to contrast with the dark furniture and wall colors.

AndrewJayden 12-30-2011 06:33 AM

Your room is dark so you should paint your wall white, and the sides from where light come should be clear.

natwlsn 12-30-2011 07:54 PM

White on the windows

joecaption 12-30-2011 08:56 PM

Small window and dark painted walls and you what to make it lighter, simple enough paint the walls a lighter color. Looks like a cave in there now.

DeeKayVB 12-31-2011 09:06 PM

Light curtains, mirrors wt metallic frame n large black n white prints is what I'd do ... also some colorful throw cushions n rug to match.

maryjane23 01-02-2012 07:29 PM

I would get some curtains or drapes. The room looks really cold and empty. I think drapes would make it more cozy.

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