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Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

Posted by LongTimeLurker (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 24, 14 at 10:00

My Macy's chesterfield sofas arrived yesterday and they're so cute! Still need an area rug and a million other things and I have some side tables and a pair of orange gourd lamps I have to set up, but next on the agenda is curtains because I'm sick of making awkward eye contact with my neighbor! So... help me choose color/ finish for curtain rods.

The sofa and ottoman feet are black. I'm not sure if the doorknob backplate on the French door is black or oil rubbed bronze. (We don't live in the house yet which is why I can't get up and look right now!)

So I'm thinking oil rubbed bronze or black rods.

But I'm worried oil rubbed bronze curtain rods would clash with the black furniture feet and black curtain rods would look cheap and plastic-y? Don't think satin nickel or brassy would work here, but I'm open to all suggestions.

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As for curtains I was thinking of doing a "safe" off-white to match the trim since there's a lot of bold colors going on here, but I'm open to suggestions here as well. Would a cream with either a teal or orange design be too much?
Thank you all!!!

Also if anyone is wondering, the walls are Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray and the trim is SW Downy.


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

Maybe a bit of pattern?


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

I second pattern. Love the ones Beverly posted. Lots of similar ones out there.


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

Those are nice! Would you do cream and grey, or try to bring in the orange/teal accent colors?


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

I would keep the orange to a minimum. Maybe on just the pillows and the lamps. You might also include it into a patterned rug, but not in the drapes.

White and grey for the drapes with blue if you can find it.


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

Wow, look at that! Thank you Beverly!!


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

Wow Beverly, you certainly have a talent picking out the perfect look for the curtains. Great, great choice.


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

I've been eyeing these on West Elm lately, currently on sale for 49.00/pair. They're linen, 96" long.

Also on sale

Plus a bunch of others, including patterned or solid, e.g. burlap. I can't quite make out your colors (more beige, greige, or gray?)


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RE: Please Help me choose curtain rod color and curtains!

I think the orb will work fine with the black, they will appear dark and you don't want matchy matchy too much in a room. I also agree on the drapes, definitely pattern.


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