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Thu, 04-15-2010 - 10:04am

Need help with decorating.

Trudy

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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 10:55am

I agree with Doris that these are a better choice. You won't have to worry about matching pattern 8and* if you change the couch in future, you won't be tied into a specific color scheme.

Clearance over those vertical blinds will be critical. Ask at the hardware store for the right kind of rod; I'm sure they know exactly what you will need.

I like the sound of the crown molding!

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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 7:51am

Yes, I do like those also.

Trudy

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Tue, 04-20-2010 - 5:40pm

I like those so much better than the paisley Trudy! They will blend in with your walls and love the little red bows.


So will you use several rods or

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Tue, 04-20-2010 - 10:51am
Style# 4500 Jenny 3 Piece Ruffled Swags & Filler Valance Window Curtain Sets with Accenting Color - Click to enlargeI like this one and would work well with the wide window.
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Sat, 04-17-2010 - 2:17am

I like the blue and the sage ones for color, the neutral lining would work with your walls and if gathered just right, would show off the print. And I think these two MIGHT just work with your couch. Oh, you can get thrwo pillows in the same print, which is cool:
http://www.windowtoppers.com/s866tosspillows.html

I personally prefer the shorter less ruffly version that they show (at the end of the row of pictures). but I don't know your style and the rufflier version might work best for you.

Our windows look out onto a lake so no one can see in and since we only get west sun, filtered by a VERY large row of maple tress, we don't have much of a sun issue either... So if push comes to shove, I can do totally without window treatments... I do lean toward the less is more end of decor!

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 2:15pm
Trudy

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 11:25am

I think you COULD use paisley with plaid if you took care in matching the colors. And insert a healthy dash of solids to balance them out. Check out these Ralph Lauren towels, for example:
http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=406430&BannerID=MP688&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&LinkshareID=neQRQBqOKtQ-0kIWfeIxRPMBmaw_Hagj4w

If you could get some bold paisley pillows for your couch in teh same colors, maybe with a single large paisley motif, that would help blend the two patterns. Something like this one:
http://www.poshtots.com/Bedding/Childrens-Bedding/Decorative-Pillows/Gaelic-Paisley-Pillow/15/228/1098/17585/PoshProductDetail.aspx?utm_source=cj&utm_medium=prod_feed&utm_content=17585&utm_campaign=affiliate&AID=10720442&PID=1609763&SID=tfc_-_8_54_100416_9301534e19fd42bea41c837b4fa9af52

We have some swags, minimalist ones, on our living room windows and they are florals backed with a solid. The came with the house and we never have thought to change them, even though floral doesn't "go" with our style... Check out the attachment... I hope you can make them out from this picture.

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 8:17am

Thanks Doris for the ideas.

Trudy

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Thu, 04-15-2010 - 5:06pm

Welcome Trudy, glad you joined us!


Somehow I can't see paisley mixed with plaid in the same room unless the swag is in the the same color family as your plaid sofa. Stripes

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