Bold red colour schemes - 10 of the best

Looking for bold and beautiful red decorating schemes? Take a look through our photo gallery of colourful room ideas. For more decorating ideas and inspiration, visit

A cherry red sofa with coordinating pieces such as wall art contrasts perfectly with a stylish white mid-century chair.

1/10 Bold modern living room

living room with sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Holly Jolliffe)

John Lewis (opens in new tab)

2/10 Red spotted dining room

dining table with open shelf

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Add dashes of red to the dining room with quirky accessories - we love the spotty tablecloth and decorative lettering.

Pergo (opens in new tab)
Table and chairs
John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Shelf and cabinet
Ikea (opens in new tab)

3/10 Bold red bedroom

bedroom with lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Catherine Gratwicke)

Retreat to this romantic bedroom, where high ceilings showcase the striking red decorating scheme beautifully.

Bed and mattress
Feather & Black (opens in new tab)
Blackbird print
Surface View (opens in new tab)

4/10 Red home office

home office

(Image credit: Future PLC/Dan Duchars)

Perfect for the study, a library room red looks gorgeous as a backdrop to this Scandinavian-style desk and button-back chair.

Oriental red paint
Craig & Rose (opens in new tab)
Desk, chair and paintings

Oka (opens in new tab)

Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

5/10 Tomato red living room

living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Make a statement in the living room with tomato red display shelving - this modern wood-panelled den looks like the perfect hideaway to us!

Habitat (opens in new tab)
Ikea (opens in new tab)
Anthropologie (opens in new tab)

6/10 Red, white and blue country kitchen

kitchen with cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

A red wall adds warmth to an otherwise simple country kitchen. Continue the red theme with pretty polka-dot accessories.

Dulux (opens in new tab)
Home Street (opens in new tab)

7/10 Bright bedroom bench

bedroom with stool

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mel Yates)

Add a splash of red to a floral decorating scheme with a little bench and some comfy cushions at the end of your bed.

The Conran Shop (opens in new tab)
Liberty (opens in new tab)

8/10 Red and cream 1950s-style kitchen

kitchen with cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Vibrant red units add a vintage feel to this kitchen when combined with simple white open shelves and a cream range cooker.

Kitchen units and worktops
Robert Charles (opens in new tab)

9/10 Vibrant red bedroom

bedroom with white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)

Sink into a bed dressed with crisp striped bedlinen and a luxurious ruby red throw.

Guinevere Antiques (opens in new tab)

Ikea (opens in new tab)

Globe-Trotter (opens in new tab)

10/10 Red and white kitchen-diner

kitchen with dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jody Stewart)

A cherry red banquette seats reminiscent of an American 1950s diner look amazing in this white dining room. Silver globe pendant lights complete the retro look.

Similar banquette
Edelman Leather (opens in new tab)
Dulux (opens in new tab)

Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.