Decorating & Furniture/Bedroom Curtains


My husband works the night shift occasionally, so our bedroom has to be very dark during the day.  We are about to move into a new home that has a very dark green carpet and walls that need to be re-painted (we are yet to decide on a colour) We like the look old, elegant antique furniture, and simple decorating.
    We are currently trying to decide on the colour of the walls and curtains, keeping in mind that the curtains have to be thick so no light can get through. (we haven't found blinds to be thick enough)Changing the carpet right now, unfortunately, is not an option.  

Any advice would be appreciated,

Hi Laura,

Thanks for your question.  First of all, the easiest thing to do to coordinate with a carpet color you are not particularly fond of (but have to keep) is to paint the walls in the same color.  I'm not recommending that you use a dark green for the walls, but instead, select an updated version of that color -- like a sage or a celedon/celery tone -- and use it on the walls.  The reason is simple.  If you don't like something about your decor, disguise it by making it look "done on purpose" -- intentional.  Then when you can afford to replace the carpet, you'll be in a position to also paint the walls.  

As for draperies, blinds etc., there are products on the market that are designed to block out all light.  Check into that for your hubby.


PS:  The greens will go nicely with antique furnishings.

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