Sensual ruby red decorating ideas

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Bold, confident and glamorous, red makes a strong statement in the bedroom. Whether you’re 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.

Image credit: Tim Young

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