How to Decorate With Burgundy Curtains on Gray Walls

Updated February 21, 2017

If you’re looking for a dramatic interior paint colour, grey is a suitable colour for most rooms. There are various shades of grey to use in any room, whether you have minimal natural lighting or have an expansive space. One colour that pairs well with grey is burgundy and adding a bold colour to the grey room is ideal. Once you have the walls in a shade of grey you want, add colour to the space by hanging up burgundy curtains.

Choose the shade of grey you want for your room. If you have large amounts of natural light filtering in, opt for a deeper shade of grey, since the light will keep the space from looking too dark. Use a dusty grey if you have a smaller room, to prevent it from looking even smaller.

Hang curtains over the windows to complete the look. If you have a smaller room, burgundy sheer curtains keep natural light flowing in while still offering privacy. For richer-looking rooms, choose heavier drapes like velvet in a deep burgundy colour. Hang them high above the window and allow the curtains to slightly pool on the floor.

Tie in the two colours by using burgundy accessories around the room. For example, choose white and burgundy pillows to add to the sofa. Mustard accents pair well with both grey and burgundy for a pop of colour. Add a white rug to blend all colours together and keep things from being too matched.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Curtains
  • Sofa pillows
  • Rug
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