Q. Hey Jordan!
My husband & I just bought our first home and I am in the process of decorating…my concern now is curtains. I’m thinking I want to go with something sheer, but I’m not sure what color. I’d love some ideas for what I can do to warm up the place and make it feel more homey!
A. Congrats on your new home!
First, I ran your photo through a color palette generator to clearly lay out what we’re working with here - your room is full of shades of grey and blue-grey with a touch of burgundy and black, which is a very cool color scheme, so you’re absolutely right to have the goal of adding a little warmth - and curtains are a great place to start.
You can choose curtains that are red, dusty rose, silver, gold, or cream, but what I would do to add a homey feel is focus on texture, layering in rich, cozy fabrics.
Start with some cream curtains and sparkling tie-backs…
Add a super-soft area rug (it looks like you have a carpet - but maybe there are hardwood floors underneath? Just an idea) and throw blanket…
And some pillows…
And then sprinkle in some inexpensive, fun accessories and natural elements that bring the outdoors in.
Product info after the jump.
Chloe Gauze Curtains ($20)
Antique Brooch Curtain Tie-backs (2 for $24)
Crate & Barrel Rug (try Overstock for inexpensive alternatives)
West Elm Throw ($79)
John Lewis Candlesticks (12 EUR; try Target or Z Galerie for similar)
Retro Planet Clock ($33)