Red. Yes, red! Let’s decorate with “Pops of Red!”
Love it? Hate it?
I love it!
Whether Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas, or Game Day (Go Huskers!), there are lots of opportunities for red accents in the home!
I’m talking about the small accents that “pop” out to your eye as you accessorize your home.
The secret of the “Red Pop?” Surround it by neutral or contrasting color or texture. Or, let it stand alone in all of its glorious drama.
Here we go…
Set it Up – Placemats
- Place your white, grey, or black dinnerware/china on a red placement and it will sing! Look beyond the usual cloth placemats and bring in some with texture. Yes! That is singing I hear!
Serve it Up
Red dishes might seem like a serious commitment. Honestly, any dish purchase is a commitment, so why not commit to some dinnerware with punch. Pair with navy, yellow, or, my favorite, pink!
You can create a Valentine Table for Any Day of the Year HERE.
Drink it up
These are some adorable liqueur glasses that belonged to my mother. They don’t get used very often (Bailey’s Irish Cream anyone?), but I love displaying them on a tray. Shake up your usual wine glasses or glass tumblers with some “shots” of red.
Live it Up
I came across this red, leather, contemporary wingback chair at market several years back. It was the display sample and had a small rip in the side. I didn’t care! After a little negotiation, (got a great deal!) home it came. A quick leather fix and it has lived by the fireplace every since.
Look for a red chair with a unique shape or interesting details. I am a sucker for nailhead trim. (There is that singing again! AHHHHH!)
Hang it up
Eat it Up
Go organic and include some home accents in your grocery cart. There is nothing more classic than gorgeous red apples in a crisp white bowl. Placed on an island, in a lounge area, or home office, this healthy snack almost looks too good to eat!
Light it Up
Don’t worry…..this is not the lava lamp look. But, a red shade does add a warm, inviting ambience in a room.
Decorate with “pops of red” lighting and light up the room!
Grow it up
Paste it up
Perfect for an area where you want to inject energy and promote conversation.
I had to include this because of my red wallpapered dining room. I chose a paper with a coral red background and a champagne gold medallion pattern. It must work because we have had many lively conversations while eating in this room!
Quickest, cheapest way to make impact with accents is with pillows. Pick your size, pattern, texture, and shade of red. Place on solid upholstery or bedding for instant gratification.
BONUS: Wear it!
YOU are the most important “accent” in your home. After all, the decor you choose reflects YOU and your personality. Pick your poison…red sweater, red lipstick, red jewelry. Or, all of the above!