02/13 Inspiring Spaces

Decorating With Red

I come across so many inspiring photos of decorated spaces, and unless you’re following me 24/7 on Pinterest, you probably don’t see the majority of them.  So I’m doing something different today by sharing some interiors centered around decorating with one of my favorite colors.

Valentine’s Day being around the corner definitely influenced my desire to look at decorating with red, but I’ve also become very fond of the color ever since adopting my boyfriend’s red couch, which you might have seen a glimpse of here.  Having been forced to decorate around it, I’ve found that my favorite ways to work with red are pairing it with light blue or black and white.  I’m also finding that it can be a surprisingly versatile color!  What do you think?


Red and blue bohemian style
Dining room red chairs
Red rug and turquoise throw
Red desk
Soft reds in a Scandinavian style living room

I LOVE how this Scandinavian style living room incorporates softer shades of red in different textures and patterns.

Red door

Red stools

Office with red accents

Red accent wall

Red wall paper accent wall

Red pendant

And can I just say that I’m obsessed with The Hunted Interior??? Her style, her home, everything Kristin does speaks to me.  Her site is a must for anyone interested in a chic, DIY home.


Black and white kitchen with red accents

And finally, I just had to throw a heart in here.
Heart Backdrop
How epic would it be to work in front of a heart backdrop like that?  It would be like being in a perma blogger photoshoot.  It’s big, bold, and everything beautiful about red.


So how do you feel about decorating with red?  Which of these spaces inspires you?


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9 comments on “Decorating With Red”

  1. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, Amy, the Scandinavian room is my favorite, too! When I was little I used to wish that out dining table were red instead of wood. Now my senses finally crave less intense color, but a little touch of burnt red never hurt any room :)
    PS: I also love pairing red with very pale blue…

  2. The heart backdrop looks like a larger version of the one you made with the cardstock! You could totally replicate it on a larger scale! I love the way red looks with white and navy, but haven’t really found a way to work it into my decor. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. I love a hit of red too – but what I notice about all your pics is how incredible it looks with a primarily white backdrop. I think that is the key. I just painted my first ‘white’ room- and I love it. All the color looks so amazing and crisp and fresh against it. I feel a real painting fury coming in. Great inspiration Amy!

  4. The color red kind of scares me when it comes to decorating. I really don’t know what to do with such a vibrant color…but I can honestly say that I love it in every single one of these pictures. They make me want to go by a bajillion red things for our home :)

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