Decorating with Red

Decorating with Red

Red can be an intimidating color to incorporate in home decor. It’s easy to go over the top, or to predictable. Soft neutrals are effortless little black dress of decorating, but nothing makes a statement like red done right.

Red and Turquoise

An easy way to temper the intensity of red is by pairing it with a cool turquoise. This palate is an unexpected and modern take on this iconic hue.

Red and Turquoise Palette

Palette via Design Seeds

Red and Turquoise Kitchen

Red and Turquoise are a winning combination for a vintage-inspired kitchen.

Red and Turquoise eclectic office

Create an eclectic home office with a turquoise upholstered chair and crimson throw pillows.

Red and Turquoise Chaise Lounge

Coral and sky blue hues make for a charming striped chaise lounge.

Red and Turquoise Bedroom

Cranberry and Sky Blue are poppy accent colors for a black and white bedroom.


Daring Red Prints

Another way to incorporate red is in fearlessly bold prints. These patterned beauties are decorating showstoppers that will never blend into the background.

Rep patterned chair

Even one red piece can visually transform a room. Especially when it’s a beautiful red floral.

Candy Striped Red Bedroom

This candy striped red bedroom is sweet enough to eat. The mixing of pattern orientation and placement makes this look work.

Red patterned wallpaper

Take this look to the max with bold printed wallpaper, but keep the rest of the palette simple. Find casual crimson window shades like these here.

Bold Red bedroom

This gutsy mixing of patterns makes for a bedroom you’ll never forget, but the piece de resistance is the painted four poster bed.


Red in the Kitchen

Red is the ultimate choice for country-chic kitchens, but you can also take it modern with high gloss red cabinets and sleek hardware.

Red Kitchen Cabinets

This pop of red calls out to the rural roots of this space, but the clean lines keep it up to date.

Red Kitchen

Bright cardinal walls and cabinetry make white appliances and displayed serving pieces pop.

Paint your Back Door Red

If painting cabinets is too much of a commitment, why not paint your back door red? The bright white ceiling and dark floors help this look stay grounded.

If you’re unsure about palates for your door, see the Houzz article When to Paint Your Door Bright Red.

Red chairs

Bring in subtle red accents with painted chairs and fabric window shades.

Find More Ideas for Decorating with Red

In honor of Valentine’s Day we’re pinning all things red and pink in our board, Valentine’s Day Home + Crafts. And, if you’re looking for more red decorating accents, you can shop all of our red window coverings on

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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

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