Master Bedroom: Ideas for Curtains, Fabric for the Chair

This evening we finished installing our baseboards. Nine months after we moved in! The next thing I really want to tackle in our house are some small updates to the master bedroom. When we moved in, we hung up some painter’s drop clothes as our curtains for the room. A great solution as they are neutral, and for a huge window, I think we spent about $40. We re-used the hardware the previous owners left. But the issue is that the drop clothes offer very little as far as darkening the room. And while they are neutral in color, they also don’t make much of a statement. You can see the curtains in the far left of this photo:

I think I’d like something with a bit more color, like these light robin’s egg blue (officially called “slate”) ones from World Market. They are velvet, and I think they would block out the light in the morning a bit better:

If we go with the bluer tones, though, I think that I’ll need to re-cover our chair, which is now red. (it matches the pillow on the center of the bed, above.)I’ve been thinking that one of the following fabrics would be a good choice:

It’s possible that the chair could be one of those prints, and then some of the pillows for the bed could pull in the others. I’m trying to get a good sense of what would be best. It might mean that I need to get the curtains in place first. Looking at the prints near the curtain color in this post, I’m thinking the middle fabric might be the best bet.

What do you think?
Do you have any big plans to update any of your rooms?

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  • A Joyful Noise
    March 25, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Our place has blues in the kitchen and brown tones in the room my husband decorated. My swag white lace curtains were died light beige to match the other colors. Even a painting I purchased at a thrift store fitted nicely. I think you will do well with the pillows matching the rest. It is fun to get everything a lovely hue.
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  • Matthew Sullivan
    April 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Great ideas. Thanks for the info. 🙂