Question About Window Treatments For The Living Room

Hi, Jennifer!

Thank you so much for responding. We just moved in and I'm trying to decide on window treatments for my living room. I just had the room painted in Benjamin Moore's Wilmington Tan, along with my entire open-concept top floor.

The large windows are on the east wall of the room and all of the natural light is making the paint color on that wall take on a peachy color. I was hoping to hang panels to help control the light (and cover some of the peachy walls). The existing cornice was left by the previous owner, and I'm not attached to it. So...I guess my question is, would panels look okay? If so, what color would you recommend? A solid color or print? And finally, should I also consider blinds?

Thanks so much! I really enjoy your website. You have great taste!



Hello Jackie,

Your living room has great windows! I love a room full of light.

I'm sorry the paint color is looking "peachy". If drapes don't help solve the color problem, I recommend a paint color called "Spiced Vinegar", by Porter Paints. Or for a shade just a little lighter, "Sand Fossil".

The cornice board doesn't do much for the room. You are on the right track with long drapes. I would recommend a fabric with a pattern. Your sofa and chair are both solids, so a pattern would be great.

From the photo, it looked like your pillows on your couch were either dark red, or maroon. Either one of those colors would make a good choice for your drapery fabric.

I would hang stationary drapes, and then I would purchase blinds. You could choose the 2" inch white wood blinds, of faux wood blinds. (I have the 2" faux blinds, MUCH cheaper!) You also could not go wrong with a woven wood blind for contrast.

Below is a photo of what a woven wood blind would look like paired with long drapes.


I hope these suggestions help. Have a great day!


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