A ideas on a red sofa in a sun room?
Angie Smith
July 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Sofa was used in a formal living room in a Virginia colonial, now I need to transition it to a GA sunroom. Too inexpensive to reupholster or slipcover.
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What style will your sun room be? You could always find some fun fabrics for accent pillows if you were looking to make it a little more casual.
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nanalynn5
Is this the sunroom? Whether yes or no, consider a brighter wall color that will compliment the sofa. Stay away from anything red or too dark. Update lampshades, drape a throw blanket over the end of sofa and arm area. Add three coordinating soothing light colored throw pillows. This will take the eye away from the red. You could use a sea grass type of rug. Keep it simple, welcoming and serene. Enjoy your new sunroom.
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I think I would spray it with scotchguard and also try to find a fade resistant fabric spray for it. Use outdoor pillow accents. Will last longer if the sun comes in the room. Wicker and rattan work well in a sunroom. i would use light furnishings and light colors to help psychologically to cool the room. Blues and greens are great in larger doses and maybe some coral accents.
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Angie Smith
This isn't the sunroom. This is the one that it will be in. I am planning on a cool beige wall color. I have pillows with beige/white background. Also planning on painting the Asian style coffee table/chest and Queen Ann end tables with Ann Sloan paint in light colors. Just really concerned that it's so dark and formal.
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patty526
Sofa matches your arm chair?
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ruthmand
I say craigslist it and carry on from there. Nice sofa but it won't add anything to your lovely sunroom.
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Angie Smith
that's what I kept thinking.
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If you add stronger colors of the blues, aquas or greens in the room (as in the pillows) it can work with the red sofa and chair. I would paint the room a soft teal, aqua or blue/green, sea green. It's a cooling effect. Use a few red accents in accessories to carry the red sofa and chair. Otherwise as 'ruthmand' says, get new.

If you go with the colors I mentioned for now ... you can always get new furniture in neutral colors and you'll be ready for the new look.
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