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"The innocent shall suffer, BIG TIME." the leather look would be really nice. i did a textured, glazed finish for my first daughter's bedroom, in our old condo a couple years ago, and i was very pleased with the result. (not leather-look, but the process was similar.) it was indeed a lot of work - however it gave me a lot of pride, especially when guests would say how great it looked. i used a couple of those popular 'paint recipe' type books as reference - there are many techniques you can use to get various textures, some more labor intensive than others. really for the effort of two coats of paint you can get great effects...you can do a base color, and then a glaze. the glaze is where the great effects come in. you can even get off-the-shelf glazes, ready to paint. in the burgundy family, a deep color like oxblood would be nice. if you make it mottled with a darker color, such that the corners and edges fade into darkness, the walls will gain depth. (be aware of venturing too far into jewel tones...you might end up looking like a 'pier 1' catalog, nobody wants that.) --- for the curtains - you might do well just to stick with white, since the room is not huge and you don't want to make it too busy. white sheers (which you can find with or without patterns) and something like a white linen for the curtain. if light blocking is an issue, you might consider blinds or shutters. (in fact wood shutters by themselves are really nice.) depending on the way the window is configured, you could hang the curtains from ceiling to floor, or from the window head casing to the floor. i probably wouldn't cut the curtains at the window sill, but again it depends on the situation. and for the bedspread i'm inclined to suggest white for that as well...although if you can find something to match your walls, that might be nice too. maybe like a charcoal field with a pattern that contains the burgundy. i think it'd be cool to have a duvet that looks like grey flannel trousers. but then i'm married and that might not pass muster. assuming you're single, go for a masculine pattern, geometric, linear, or maybe even harlequin if you're wild and crazy. and don't forget to put mirrors on the ceiling. Â