Making Red Work in the Home

Great news for those who like to decorate with muted shades – grey’s expected to remain a big hit in interior design circles throughout 2014 and beyond.

And if you’d like to add a splash of colour to your living room here and there, you’ll struggle to find a better colour combination than grey and red. With this in mind, then, we’re talking you through the best – and easiest – ways to add a touch of red to your house.

Create a Gallery Wall

If you don’t want to go OTT when it comes to decorating with red – it can be a difficult colour to incorporate into a space you’d like to relax in – why not take to Pinterest and discover how people use art work in their home to add a splash of colour? You could add a red tinge to your photographs, for example, getting them printed on canvases and adding them to walls. Or maybe you’d prefer to pick out a few red floral postcards to frame, or ask the kids to create some cheap and cheerful art work – perhaps using paint-covered hands? Create a gallery wall and hang everything up for a touch of colour in one key area of your living room.

3559Choose a ‘Statement Piece’ of Furniture

Love red? You’ll no doubt find it easy to incorporate it into your home, anyway, but one of the simplest ways to use the shade in your décor is by investing in one large piece of furniture and let it do the talking. Why not take a look at a red chesterfield sofa, or choose a gorgeous modern table in the vibrant colour? This will act as a focal point to the room, drawing guests’ eyes to a certain area and adding real wow factor. Distinctive Chesterfields’ scarlet velvet Belchamp sofa provides a perfect way to add red to your home while still retaining a traditional look.

Try Coloured Lighting

Brighten up a corner of a room by adding striking red lamp shades, or even consider using coloured light bulbs for a flash of colour over, say, a book case or a gallery wall. Bold lamp shades can be picked up cheaply on the high street, and you’ll find light bulbs on a budget from any home and garden shop.

Paint Old Furniture

Got an old dining table or set of chairs in need of a refresh? Use some chalk paint and spruce them up, or consider getting an old armchair or sofa reupholstered for a new look on the cheap. It’s a great way to enjoy a brand new living room without splashing out too much money, and additions like this can easily be altered later should you fancy a change. Alternatively, pick out a vibrant red rug and add it to your neutrally carpeted room.

Add Vibrant Red Flowers

Perk up a coffee table or windowsill with a few well-chosen blooms in a bright red shade. Try interiors shops for affordable and realistic artificial flowers, or buy bunches of seasonal flowers like tulips for a pop of colour in a bathroom, kitchen or living room.

Brought to you by Distinctive Chesterfields. A worldwide demand for quality handmade leather sofas inspired family owned Distinctive Chesterfields, the chesterfield company, to supply a complete line of craftsmen built leather chesterfields, including sofas, occasional chairs, club chairs, footstools and bespoke office chairs, to the market outside of the UK.

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