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inherited plain dark blue curtains - struggling with colour scheme

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hernow Mon 15-Jul-13 20:25:49

Can anyone help? They are in our bedroom and yes they were for our ds but he now has lovely replacements that he chose himself. We were desperate for decent curtains and so are now using them but I am struggling to make the room lovely with them. I don't like bright for the bedroom I like calming.

Have light wooden furniture and so painted the walls dulux roman stone which looks slightly more peachy than stone! I bought a bright cheerful colour (stripes) duvet but still the curtains dominate. Can anyone help? Please don't tell me to change the curtains they are interlined and everything so can't.

CointreauVersial Mon 15-Jul-13 20:32:44

Find some accessories (throws, cushions, vases, lamps, picture frames etc) that pull in the dark blue of the curtains. Then the curtains will look as if they belong. The rest of the room can be quite light or neutral.

wendybird77 Mon 15-Jul-13 21:18:44

You could paint the room dark blue to match the curtains and then they would blend in. Cave-like cosy. My bedroom is dark grey with black blinds and it is lovely and calming. I have lighter carpet and white bedding, so not too dark in there.

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Mon 15-Jul-13 21:22:22

I've just decorated with a navy, grey and yellow theme which I was worried about but it actually works.

Could you sew on a panel of fabric to break it up?

primallass Mon 15-Jul-13 23:36:54

I love teal and cream with navy. That's what is in our master bedroom.

spotty26 Tue 16-Jul-13 07:10:35

Search Navy Blue bedroom on Pinterest and get some inspiration! Check out TK maxx I just got a lovely white Indian cotton throw with navy block pattern on it.

Navy and off white can look very calm and sophisticated.

hernow Tue 16-Jul-13 14:24:32

Thanks everyone. I have thought about sewing on a panel of fabric but wonder about the two pulling each other and ruining the fabric fall. I will check out suggestions above and thanks 've suddenly realised that I've been fighting against the blue and need to embrace it grin.

BlueChampagne Tue 16-Jul-13 16:21:41

I like navy and lilac

hernow Tue 16-Jul-13 23:09:23

I love lilac - thanks for that idea too.

veggrower Wed 17-Jul-13 16:04:54

cream with a feature wall of paint or wallpaper that complements the curtains,

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 16:07:15

Some ideas for you op

hernow Fri 19-Jul-13 00:12:59

Thank you will continue to check out links and search ideas given.

NoComet Fri 19-Jul-13 00:25:04

navy, teal and gold

Rich peacock feather kind of colours. Cream or any shade of teal or even navy wall or walls depending how light the room is.

I used to have deep navy almost oriental wallpaper in our bedroom, but it was a south facing room. So dark and romantic at night, but chearful in the day. Same colour in the north facing spare room would have been depressing.

KvassInTheNight Fri 19-Jul-13 00:43:23

we have the same. I did white walls and dark wood vaguely Moroccan. Big plants. In fact have introduced some purple and that has worked well too.

hernow Fri 19-Jul-13 12:45:16

Getting really into it now thanks everyone. Wish you could all drop in to sort out the family room next. Dare I add - very small room bland with furniture that we can't afford to replace one massive cream sofa (massive because it fills the room) and so got cream curtains to avoid too much of a clutter mess. Hate it now. Too boring and old. Looked at Ikea for cheap replacement furniture but getting nowhere. Thinking maybe I could splash out on colourful curtains after all but can't find any that are really good. So for now we have colourful cushions which are on the floor as it's too hot!

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