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MY RED SOFA

Remember back awhile ago I was debating on whether or not to change my green sofa to some other color with a slipcover?
Here is the new and improved
RED SOFA I bought a new slipcover for the sofa. (It is an Ikea sofa so they always have new fun slipcovers for it...pretty inexpensive too).
This is the before picture with the green slipcover on it.I really really wanted to do a white slipcover but with my brown Labrador I would have to be washing it constantly...so that was out! (But I still dream of a beautiful white slipcover...... someday...) So....I decided to buy a dark denim slipcover and thought I would get lots of big white pillows to put on it. Well I got it home and hated it immediately....I took it back (which is a pain in the rear with Ikea) and exchanged it with a red corduroy slipcover and I LOVE IT! I also decided to add a black and white striped slipcover to the club chair to break it up a bit. I really did not think I would like it...I thought it would be too much red..... but I just love it and it does not show the dirt or hair from the dog. My house will definitely be ready for Christmas with all the red in the family room, and the plaid red, green and yellow in my living room and dining room.
All those colors really do make me happy.


30 comments:

  1. LOVING THE RED!!!! Way cute in your room! Is that a new rug too? Love it! Did you figure out how to get Craig to give you the check???

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  2. I totally love it. I would never dream of doing this but WOW it looks amazing.

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  3. I love it!! I love the red sofa but I really like the striped chair, it goes so well with the white mantel...it will look wonderful for the holidays...you did good...Sue.

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  4. The red looks great. I have two Ikea Ektorp sofas. Aren't they the best?

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  5. I have a sofa and loveseat that is about 15 years old and moving into my new house I really need a slipcover. I will have to look around for one cause my budget does not require a new sofa yet...maybe in another year or so.

    Love yours!

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  6. thanks so much for your nice comment! and..I've always wanted a red couch. Yours looks terrific

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  7. OOOOH!! I love it. It's fantastic! It really just pops out of the room.

    What a chic choice.

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  8. Awesome....arent' YOU the stylish one!

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  9. That looks awesome! I'm going to have to send this to my girlfriend - she has been wanting a red sofa forever! I'm heading to IKEA sometime next week - I just love that place! But just so you know for the future, I have white slipcovers and animals, and the white isn't bad to keep clean at all!... Donna

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  10. I love the red it looks great!

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  11. I LOVE it, LOVE it!! Awesome. And how cute that you have the suitcases stacked for an end table. I can't wait until we're out of the toddler stage so I can do that, and they won't be dragged all over the house! :)

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  12. I love it and it just made your room come alive. You did a great job!!

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  13. I love the red! Great choice! Ikea! You gotta love it! :)

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  14. Ooh...My...Word!!! I can't stop looking at this room. I'm in love with everything you changed up. Now the red wall in the background just pops! And the striped slipcover for the chair...pure inspiration. Way to Go!!!

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  15. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I LOOOOOOOVE your blog and I am crazy about your red slip cover it is amazing (but then again Red IS my favorite color)~ Your sage green one matches my wall color in my formal living room so I love it too!
    You were talking about Christmas decorating on my blog today...We are starting this weekend! I know, I know kind of early! But my daughter is getting ready to have a baby either right before Christmas or the day after so our plates are getting full! We will just "start" but won't put the big live tree up till after Thanksgiving.
    Thanks again for stopping by-Have a great weekend.
    Robin~♥

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  16. Wow! The red totally transformed your whole room. It's gorgeous!

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  17. This is my first time visiting your blog and I ust wanted to tell you that I think your room looks awesome. Bold colors make me happy too. I do not miss my shabby chic style at all. In fact, I wonder now why I ever did it. I will definitely be back. Please stop by sometime.

    LeAnn:)

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  18. Love it! I really like the combo of slipcovers. Looks great!

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  19. It looks great - you made the right choice!

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  21. FABULOUS~~~ What a TERRIFFIC PERSONALITY this room displays... it's just soooooo DELIGHTFUL I LOVVVVE IT! What a DIFFERENCE~~~ night n' day, for sure!!! Goooood going, kiddo! THANKS and best, Linda in AZ (w/ DH, dawg n' desert beauty all around!)

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  22. OH I LOVE it too! You just can't go wrong with RED! Thank you so much for joining FYR today, it has been a pleasure to have you and to visit with you!!!! Nancy

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  23. That is a great room all around! I can see little peeks of your dining room too. I'm off to scout around your blog for more. :)

    BTW, I have a red sofa and just love it!

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  24. Great red sofa!
    There's nothing like the color red to liven things up!
    Looks great!

    Sherri:)

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  25. What a difference. The green was nice, too, but the red really added a WOW factor! Great choice. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. It is a warm and vibrant Red sofa!
    What a gorgeous room.

    Happy FYR Day! :)

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  27. I just brought the Ikea corner sofa home today, and I got the white. I've been a nervous wreck all day, as I have two small kids. My 19 month old smeared herself over three of the cushions already. So I am going next week to get the red corduroy. I love your pictures. I had a white couch previously, but somehow the fabric didn't show dirt as badly because it was a flowery pattern white on white.
    The Ikea white is very pretty but impractical.
    Your blog looks cute! I'll read more!

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