A Change of Colors in the Sun Room

9.15.2014

This chair started the domino effect in the sun room. I was sitting in it and looking at all the blue accents in the room and it dawned on me that the blue was okay, but gray would be better.


As you can see the stripes on the chair are red and gray.

 The other chair has lots of gray in the pattern.

This got my wheels spinning and I knew the easiest way to bring in more gray would be with accessories like these gray pillows.



On the sofa I used these gray and red shams that I bought months ago on super clearance and hung onto them to use this fall. I had planned on using them in a guest room, but for now I am using them here with some red pillows that I already had. I love when something on hand works perfectly.

Another way to bring in more of the gray is with this black and white wool rug from Birch Lane that looks more gray or charcoal than real black.

I layered it over the scratchy sisal rug. My granddaughter who I babysit twice a week hates the sisal rug and hates walking on it. Now she hops over to the soft wool rug from Birch Lane.

The top of the coffee table had been painted a very dark blue so I just painted it the same as the bottom to blend better with the room. I also replaced the blue transferware plates on the wall over the sofa with white ironstone ones I had on hand.



A bowl of red apples is an easy accessory on the coffee table.



I got this little black metal table from Antique Farmhouse to place between the two wicker chairs. 

This Ava Rug is so soft and comes in more colors. I love being barefoot on this rug.

Last week I shared close ups of my new big bird with y'all and  now you can see how it works in the room.


So this is the new look in the sun room with a change of colors.

You can see how the sun room looked before decked out in red, white, and blue here.

I hope y'all have a great week!

Disclosure: I was compensated with the rug from Birch Lane, but all opinions are my own.

52 comments:

  1. Love all the pops of red! The room is so cheery and inviting!

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  2. Small changes with a huge impact. Suddenly the room is 21st century. Great job! (Don't get me wrong, I loved the blue touches but the grey is just a bit more sophisticated.) Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  3. Just LOVE the new look with the warm colors of the added grey and the black and white of that fabulous rug!....Just beautiful Kim!!!

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  4. It looks great and is now in my college colors - Ohio State! ;) I am sure that was the exact look you were going for during the transformation! Seriously, it is a beautiful room!

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  5. Hi Kimmie! This is just beautiful! I've been missing visiting you. Hopefully I can't get settled down soon as our furniture should arrive in New York today or tomorrow! I'm so tire of sleeping on an air mattress! :)
    Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Nice changes, Kim. I like the scheme.

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  7. Beautiful Kim! I love your new little metal table...it's perfect in between your two wicker chairs.

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  8. Looks great Kim! I am thinking I want some red buffalo check curtains.

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  9. The grey looks great Kim. Cozies up the room for fall.

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  10. I never realized till today that you only have shades on one side of the room! LOL Took me a while!

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    1. I really would prefer no shades, but the sun pours in that side.

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  11. Such a warm Fall(y) new look Kim. Luv the grey and red combination.

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  12. Kim - I love the red and gray color scheme!! Its so elegant and unexpected! I think the red and blue is perfect for the Spring and Summer months but the gray just adds a soft, cozy feel that beckons you to sit and have a cup of tea or read a book while watching the leaves change in your yard - I love it!

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  13. Love this color change, Kim. Perfect for Fall! And it can go right through Christmas! I love, LOVE your sunroom!!!!

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  14. Love the red! It's my favorite... The entire sun room is gorgeous!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  15. Beautiful changes in your sunroom! LOVE the look for fall! That rug is gorgeous! Don't you just love Birch Lane! I'm a huge fan of their warm, traditional look!

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  16. It Looks so beautiful. It's very cheery!

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  17. Oh Kim I always love your sun room. Sooooo cozy and inviting. The room looks so gorgeous.
    Kris

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  18. What a beautiful change and perfect for fall!

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  19. What a nice change...I love the blue too!

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  20. What a nice change! Love the rug! I found a pair of those little bar bells recently. I need to find a spot for them!

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  21. Love the gray accents and new rug - comfy yet sophisticated!

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  22. The grays work so well with all the red. Looks beautiful no matter what the color combination.
    Mary Alice

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  23. I love the addition of the gray, Kim! It's a beautiful compliment to warm Fall colors.
    Your SunRoom is always magazine worthy! So any great ideas to be found in that room :0)
    Have a great week,
    Suzanne

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  24. I agree with the grey - it's more of a Fall color than blue is. :-)

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  25. Hi Kim, I love visiting even if for a quick look I to your world of what inspires your home. Love the grey accent here it demands attention without competing with the other pieces.

    Beautiful room

    Xx
    Dore

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  26. Hi Kim,
    Beautiful changes to an already beautiful room. I love coming over here and seeing what you've been up too and you never disappoint!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  27. LOVE, LOVE the red and gray. Glad you didn't get rid of your red buffalo check curtains. They're always so cheerful.

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  28. It's starting to look cozy for fall! I love the changes you have made.

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  29. Lovely
    Greeting from Belgium "with a diner in Blue Sky Mons"
    http://louisette.eklablog.com/diner-in-the-sky-a-mons-au-pass-a112493870

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  30. I'm so glad you left the reds! And the gorgeous red lamps I so covet. I think the gray is pretty, but I'm a blue girl. I'm sure I'll see many transformations!
    Brenda

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  31. LOVE all the red accents with the grays, perfect for Fall! and that great rug, looks all "tweedy"!

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  32. Love the new color scheme! I adore the new little black table and your new rug too.

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  33. I love your sunroom Kim, it looks so beautiful.

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  34. So pretty. love the new rug!

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  35. Gray is my go-to so of course I'm loving the new colors. And that rug is great!

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  36. Oh how I love your cozy sunroom, Kim! I agree, they gray is a nice change for fall!

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  37. I didn't think I could love your sunroom more, but the gray accents take it to another level! It looks so warm and cozy, and I love that shot of the apples in front of the red and gray pillow! Beautiful!

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  38. So charming and love the reds!

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  39. Beautiful, Kim! I love the gray touches you added.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  40. The grays brought into the room look really lovely!! Love the sign above the window!!

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  41. It looks so beautiful Kim! Love the red so much and every detail is stunning. :-)

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  42. Kim...I love how the gray changed the room....a little softer. I am thinking that gray look good with just about everything and helps tone things down:)

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous Kim! Love how you layered those lovely rugs too! What a perfect match!

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  44. Love the addition of they gray...and that birch rug! Wonderful!!

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  45. This room is so pretty Kim. My living room is painted a medium gray and I love it. I have tan furniture. I have been trying to add red accents but nothing looks right... I love the red stripe on the stool and the table.. maybe I need to do the less is more route till my eyes adjust?? Red is so pretty in your sunroom, I wonder why I struggle. Anyways... LOVE the changes!!!

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  46. While I still love blue, it's fun to see how you were able to switch the colors out so easily (well what looks easy on the internet and probably took a bit more work in reality!) Either way it looks effortless, and beautiful, well done!

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  47. May I ask where you got those curtains? I just love them.

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  48. How beautiful...I love it!! Looking for ideas for my very outdated sunroom and you have given me some good ones! Do you happen to know the wall color?

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  49. Love this!! Gave me some much needed ideas! Do you happen to know the wall color?

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  50. I love every bit of it! If I could copy this and incorporate in my rooms I would do it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately I have a very rustic ranch house!

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