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How to decorate with red

Red is a bold colour that’s full of drama, and needn’t be overpowering. Here’s how to make red work in your home…

  • Paint one feature wall in red and keep the others neutral to balance out the intensity of colour.
  • Add accents of red in fabrics and accessories, and leave the remainder in black and neutral to create contrast.
  • Accessorise with stylised patterns to add detail to a boldly coloured room.
  • Choose dark wood furniture to continue the sophisticated feel of the room and to contrast with the bold red.
  • Go for light-coloured flooring and curtains to lift the scheme. Curtains can be plain or have a simple, stylised print.
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