Decorating with RED

Use red for traditional beauty and sophisticated design.
Use red to grab attention and to get people to look twice.
Use red as an accent color, drawing attention to things you may otherwise not notice.

A little bit of red goes a long way…

Red is a dramatic accent color and therefore should be used in moderation, such as a single piece of art work or furniture. The rule in design is: the more severe the color, the less of it is needed to create an effect. Accordingly, use softer shades for larger areas with accents in more dramatic, vivacious colors.

Here are a few ways to incorporate red into your home decorating without it becoming overwhelming.

Arteriors Maxwell Table Lamp with Red Embroidered ShadeA single distinctive piece, like this extraordinary Arteriors Maxwell table lamp, will add just a touch of drama to a room. The Red embroidered lamp shade works wonders, casting a vibrant glow.  Whether you are looking for a punctuation mark on your already compelling decor or wanting the lighting itself to provide excitement…this lamp is for you.

Intalbrass TanteAnte Vanity

The TanteAnte vanity is ideal for adding some brightness or style to your bathroom. The Contemporary style incorporates simple design with a pop of bold red. Black, white and red is a perfect color combination to imbue energy and impact into any room.

ELK Lighting Verona Chandelier

Individuality defines this exquisite hand-blown glass Verona chandelier by ELK Lighting. The deep red color results in a warm glow spreading over the entire room.

Arteriors Red Lola Accent Table

Lola Accent Table by Arteriors Featured in InStyle

Add high drama with the Lola Accent Table by Arteriors. Fresh, vivid and flattering, this red table looks glamorous and adds punch to black, white, and any neutral. The Dimensions of this petite treasure make it flexible enough to fit into so many spaces.

Anne At Home Happiness Red EpoxyA trick that many interior designers use is to insert one red article into a room, no matter how small, to serve as a focal point. This red enamel knob with an Asian symbol is the perfect accessory to add.

Red is the most heartfelt of all colors and symbolizes vitality, energy, action and confidence. Red does a great job of offsetting every color and creating overall decorative balance.  Remember to keep in mind that small doses can often be more effective than large with this dramatic color.