Decorating & Furniture/Drapes

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My new home is about finished and I'm shopping for drapery for the living room.  The walls are a soft biege color with a light tan for the carpets.  The sofa is a floral print with tan, light green and a cranberry color.  I also have two cranberry color glass lamps I will be using.  Will cranberry or ruby color sheer drapes be to shocking?

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Your walls and carpet are "virtually" white, so yes, the cranberry or ruby will create a lot of contrast.  I'd probably use the green (pick up the color from your couch) for the draperies and add some life to the room with cranberry accents; i.e., candles, throw pillows etc.  

It's not a "shock" as much as contrast.  If your walls were a darker shade, I'd highly recommend the cranberry.

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Jenny

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