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Rattan/mesh style shades - colour suggestions please!

Cisak's picture

I'm looking at Levolor's Natural Woven Shades ( for my son's bedroom, and I'm wondering what you think would be the best colour family to go with: a darker brown, a medium brown, or a natural off-white colour (see attached pics below for samples).My son's room is small, south-facing, gets lots of sunlight. Walls are a creamy off-white, trim is white. I just bought Crate&Barrel Teal Baxter rugs. I might get Ikea Hermes bookshelf in grey-brown and probably the Tromnes bed, which is white metal tubing. His bedroom is the first thing you see when you get to the top of the stairs; the stairs and hallway have dark brown wood flooring and trim. The curtains are going; I'd like a thermal-insulated drape in maybe a natural linen or possibly a coloured pattern, depending on which shade I go with. I'm envisioning a subtle beach & ocean/South Pacific island/mildly nautical vibe for this room. (Ignore the Pooh border, he'll outgrow that in a few months and it'll come down then). I keep waffling between the 3 options and would love to have a second opinion. Thanks!bedroombedroomDarker brown shadeDarker brown shade       Medium brown shadeMedium brown shade       Natural off-white shadeNatural off-white shade

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Cisak's picture

Thank you so much for the helpful replies :)I had at first envisioned a dark wood shade, but then started thinking a medium brown would be more versatile in that room, and then when I saw that the natural colour might work too I started having too many options! So based on your answers, I think I'll focus my attention on the medium brown options and try and choose a couple of favourites before I call the Sears lady to come over with her samples.I hadn't even thought about the wood floor, until I took the photo. I agree with the comments about matching, I think I'd prefer something that didn't look as though I were TRYING to match the floor colour. In which case a dark brown or off-white might be better, but I think I'll still start with the medium brown options anyway, to begin with. (I know, it sounds as though I still haven't REALLY made up my mind...).

lmurphy's picture

I vote for medium brown given the teal rug and grey/brown bookshelf. What does everyone else think?

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