Bold, confident and glamorous, red makes a strong statement in the bedroom. Whether youre thinking of accessorising with red or making it the main feature of your décor, it is a shade that cannot be ignored. We show you how it can be used in traditional and modern décor. Take a look at how ruby red can be used to make a real impact with our 10 best decorating schemes.
Paint one wall a ruby red and it will contrast beautifully with a stark white. Dress the bed with crisp white bedlinen and add a red satin throw and place a pile of cushions on the bed in clashing tones of pillar-box red and plum to add to the vibrancy. Go for a large gilded mirror to add to the luxurious feel of the bedroom and team with a chandelier.
For a sensual accent to the bedroom, team wood tones and deep reds together. A sleigh bed in walnut looks wonderful as a centerpiece to a room with neutral walls and carpet married together with burgundy red cushions and a burgundy feature wall.
A modern use of ruby red can be achieved through the use of red geometric wallpaper set against a bed with a clashing orange-and-red checked pattern. Team this standout look with fresh white bedlinen and a neutral carpet so it does not become too garish.
Create a wonderful Baroque sumptuousness to your bedroom by teaming red and gold together. Use richly coloured fabric as wall panels and layer with a floral silk bedspread with a Baroque design, married with rich floor-to-ceiling pelmeted curtains. Choose for a ruby red carpet with a rich pile to add to the luxurious decadence of the bedroom.
For a stark modern bedroom, against a black backdrop introduce ruby red accessories. Red and cream marries together fantastically, for example a wooden headboard against white walls, or team a ruby red throw with grey bedlinen for a gorgeous visual contrast.
A rich palette of red and gold gives this room a sumptuous look reminiscent of the Baroque era. Everything is designed to build on the grandeur: the layered curtains with their gilt pelmets, the unusual fabric wall panels, the plush ruby carpet and lavish bedspread and cushions (both made with a Dunelm Mill fabric).
Curtain and bedding fabric
A chaise longue with red accents provides not only a great place to relax but also a natural visual focus for your bedroom. Continue the theme with cushions, throw and rugs in different shades of red and pink.
Chaise and cushion