The sunporch is one of those rooms where we may run riot in color.
Light Sunshiny Porch
A very light sunshiny porch would have light clear yellow walls and woodwork with the furniture painted a deep maroon with narrow bands of yellow for accent. Draperies of glazed chintz with a plum color background and natural bouquets of flowers in white, lemon yellow and blue-green.
Furniture upholstered in a plain delft blue, piped in yellow or in the same chintz as the over-drapery. Floor and baseboard painted a deeper tone of maroon than the furniture.
Sunporch without Much Light
For the sunporch without much light we can paint the walls a soft peach tone,—woodwork, floor and baseboards a chocolate brown and antique green. The furniture would be upholstered, one piece in chocolate brown piped with rust, one a rust piped with brown and a third a narrow stripe in browns, rusts, greens and peach.
Gayer Sun Room
For the gayer sun room, we would use pale ivory walls with delft blue with bands of ivory and mandarin red. The floor would be painted black or royal blue. Draperies of a mandarin red background with design in blues, whites and yellows. The furniture would be covered, one piece in the same fabric as the drapery, one in a red-white-and-blue plaid and one in a plain mandarin red piped in white.
Gayer Sun Room
For the gayer sun room we would use pale ivory walls with delft blue with bands of ivory and mandarin red. The floor would be painted black or royal blue. Draperies of a mandarin red background with design in blues, whites and yellows. The furniture would be covered, one piece in the same fabric as the drapery, one in a red-white-and-blue plaid and one in a plain mandarin red piped in white.
The color schemes for bedrooms depend greatly upon the size of the room, the amount of light that the room receives and the type of furniture in the room—mahogany, walnut, maple or painted.
The Master Chamber
The Master Chamber is one of the most difficult rooms of the house to decorate. It cannot be so effeminate that the man will object to it or so masculine that the wife will object to it.
Usually, rooms of this type have mahogany furniture. Now mahogany appears to much better advantage against cool colors. Therefore, as a background note for this room we might use a soft Adam green for the walls and woodwork.
The woodwork in all rooms should usually be painted exactly the same as the walls or background of the wallpaper. In the latter case in this room use a light green ground with a pattern in white—polka dots or stars.
The Guest Room
Since our other bedrooms will have other kinds of furniture, let us put maple into our imaginary guest room. Here we shall have the walls painted white with Adam green woodwork and painted spatterwork floors—black, spattered in green and mustard yellow.
Draperies and Bedspread
Draperies shall have a red background with designs in tones of green, yellow and white. The candlewick bedspread shall have a white background with green, yellow and red tufts.
Boudoir Chair and Dressing Table
The boudoir chair shall be upholstered in a plain green, piped with white and the bottom of the box pleat piped in white ball fringe. A dressing table shall have a 3-tiered ruffled skirt of white point d’esprit the bottom of each ruffle being bound with a red glazed chintz.
The lamp shades will be red-and-white plaid or dotted swiss. Around the woodwork of the windows and the doors we shall use a wallpaper banding in candy stripes of red, white, green and black, to give accent and contrast to our white walls.