experiment with red in small doses
Pieter Estersohn

Easy Does It

One simple way to experiment with red is to use it in small doses. Here, a berry red print adorns the curtains and upholstery prints, but because it’s not the background color, it doesn’t overwhelm.


bold red check on the bed with a contrasting fabric on the walls and bed hangings
Pieter Estersohn

Ramping Up

A bold red check on the bed with a contrasting fabric on the walls and bed hangings makes for a luxurious space. Although one wouldn’t immediately think of red for a bedroom, the English country effect of this scheme is infinitely comfortable.


solid red upholstery and drapery fabrics create a warm and cozy environment
Pieter Estersohn

Turning Up the Heat

In a paneled room, solid red upholstery and drapery fabrics create a warm and cozy environment. Taking inspiration from the Audubon print, the saturated color has a traditional effect.


all-white room--dressed with touches of red on the chair
Roger Davies

Cherries in the Snow

Like a perfect red manicure, this all-white room -- dressed with touches of red on the chair, the lampshade, and the cushions -- speaks of confidence and style.


black granite countertops and a beaded chandelier add drama to this red kitchen
J. Savage Gibson

Hot Tamale

The color red stimulates appetite, so it’s a natural choice for the kitchen. Here, black granite countertops and a beaded chandelier add drama, but glass fronted cabinets keep the room light and inviting.


walls, a sofa, and chairs all cloaked in red
Dennis Welsh

Color Code

Not for the faint of heart, a painterly red scheme -- with walls, a sofa, and chairs all cloaked in red -- makes for a room with strong personality. Bare windows and floors create an airy backdrop for the intense color story.


Oxblood red walls almost act as a neutral backdrop for a display of traditional style
Roger Davies

Red for Pleasure

Oxblood red walls almost act as a neutral backdrop for a display of traditional style in designer Louise Cronin’s Atlanta home. White trim, white matted artwork, and a neutral sofa keep the room crisp and orderly.

-- By Lydia Somerville, Senior Editor


Printed From:
http://www.myhomeideas.com/decorating/color/7-ways-to-decorate-with-red