5 Tips for decorating with red

5 Tips for decorating with red

Red instantly draws attention to itself more than any other colour. Whether it’s used to put a room on high alert with a bright shade of scarlet or to envelop
visitors with a cosy, warm glow, red is a favourite colour. Red is full of drama and passion, it’s not a colour for the faint of heart, but when thoughtfully used, whether on a wall or in a handful of accessories, it can make a room come alive.

High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick can evoke a cosy feeling

Tip #1

Try red as an accent of the room by pulling it in through your draperies or furniture.

Tip #2

As punctuation in a room of neutrals, red is an instant-makeover colour that is capable of enlivening large areas with little effort. As a general rule, it is usually
better to pick one shade of red and stick with it, competing tones can feel chaotic and overwhelming.

Tip #3

Even one red piece of red furniture can transform a bland room. Red furnishings work well with pale and dark neutrals, white walls, wood floors, natural stone, or as a rich matte counterpoint to metallics.

Tip #4

Avoid having your space overrun and dominated by red by just sprinkling red pieces here and there for pops of colour rather than having it all over the place.

Tip #5

Less is usually more when it comes to decorating with red. You can choose just one large red statement piece for your room (a rug, a painting, a couch, etc.)
and use complementary colours to draw the eye to that piece or use selectively placed red pieces around the room (curtains, lamps, cushions, etc.)

Do you want to spice up your decor with red?

Mary Interior Decorators provide custom-made soft furnishings that suit your unique and individual style. They can also refurbish your lounge suite to suit your colour scheme.

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