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LloydChristmas 03-14-2011 08:34 PM

Good color pattern including black/white/tan
Hi all,

I'm decorating my bedroom and am having some difficulty finding the right colors. The walls are a light tan (almost sand) color, and my trim is all white. My bedding is black and white with a box within a box pattern. There's also a ceiling fan which is completely black matte. There's wood furniture in the room, mostly medium tone.

I'd rather not have to paint, replace the ceiling fan or buy a new bedding set. So I've been trying to find curtains that work well with the black/white/sand look. But most of the curtains I've tried just haven't looked very good. I tried a couple blue ones (including dark blue) and they didn't work. I thought burgundy might be nice, but haven't had any luck with that either.

Right now I'm thinking of going with a safe color for the curtains, like white, ivory, grey or taupe and then bringing in an accent color in small doses with a rug, print, etc. Suggestions of any type are much appreciated.

Below is a picture of the room and a sample of the Sherwin Williams color that the walls are painted.


gma2rjc 03-14-2011 09:11 PM

You could hire a seamstress to make curtains for you. That way you can pick out the fabric that would look nice in your room.



jennran 03-19-2011 09:49 PM

pattern curtain
I would try to find a pattern curtain that incorporated all the colors in the room to tie to together.

shocanfixit 03-23-2011 09:10 PM

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I agree, finding fabric & either making them yourself or having someone else do it is the best way to get what you want. Not to mention the fact that it will give you a custom look. I'm not sure of your style, but I have seen several patterns in damask including your colors. It's a risky fashion forward move though. Not everyone can be that bold. Personally I love it.

painter162 04-06-2011 06:38 PM

Match to your beddings.

RealHouswifOfOK 04-13-2011 07:18 PM

I have the same color walls/trim....I use mostly brown-based bedding. But, if you want to stick with your bedding, go to or some other sites like that (Wal-Mart, Target is a great site, your Ross/T J Maxx type stores are also a good choice) and try to find a striped 'raw' silk (faux) panel with the tan/black/white colors.....for an accent, I think you could bring in chocolate brown, which could go modern or classic, and even a deep gold, which would look very rich. Or, a dark mossy green, that would be lovely, too. My curtains are very similiar, and I've found that they go well with just about any style/color range bedding I bring in. It's very simple and classic.

user1007 04-13-2011 08:40 PM

Nice, to the floor simple white drapes and back tie backs.

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