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I am trying to select window coverings/valances for a "rec room". The room is about 20' X 23', and the walls and carpet are a neutral beige.  The sofa and loveseat are toffee (dark chocolate) with a small geometric pattern of burgundy, blue, beige, and black. Below is the link to the Lazy-Boy fabric (D437371)

http://www.la-z-boy.com/ourfurniture/fabricresults.aspx?fnum=D437371  

The room also has a black leather recliner and black lacquer large screen TV, with black lacquer storage and speaker system.  

I have been searching for valances/toppers which add brightness to the darker brown/black color scheme and pick up the colors in the sofa and loveseat -- burgundy, blue, etc.  Unfortunately, everything I can find seems to include a gold or green tone, and all the fabric samples I have tried either clash with the brown/tan or make the room darker. I also want to avoid floral patterns if possible.

Any suggestions for colors or combinations would be greatly appreciated.  

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If you hang anything dark around the window, there will be a significant amount of contrast between the wall color and the fabric.  If you are keeping the walls this color, consider using a window treatment that is the same color as the wall, and tie in your colors with decorative tie backs, cording etc.  You can create a tie back out of most anything, but JoAnn Fabric and other such sewing supply stores have excellent selections.

Regards,
Jenny

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