Get the Look: Home decorating with red accents

Update your home with pops of colour and add red accents for a stylish lift


Red invigorates our much loved serene and earth hued schemes

Women have long known the power of red accents to make an impact. From red lipstick to a statement coat, in fashion, it's become shorthand for confidence. Now, with the demand for mood-boosting homes, it was only a matter of time before red accents started popping up in our living rooms.

Red is celebrated as a confidence booster, and with maximalism is on the rise, it gives the currently popular earthy and serene schemes a shot of vibrancy. In fact, the more minimal your space, the stronger an impact it makes. Further, red adds a feminine twist to popular earthy hues as Dulux's Colour of the Year Brave New Ground.


Modernise your home with red textures and materials including ceramics and vintage accessories

"Homemakers are embracing bolder patterns, textures, and shapes," says Laura Barnard, "warmer colours such as chilli red and burnt umber create an optimistic and stimulating atmosphere."

Take inspiration from our Get the Look and add a dash of red to your interior. Our new mid-century inspired Robin sofa in Navy, Garcia strikes a pose with red pops in its scheme. For those who do love a classic scheme, adding colourful red lamps, tables, and cushions will make your living room feel more welcoming.

If you are worried about sparking a red riot, choose home accessories and artwork that feels authentic. Our homes are a haven and "the rise in ceramic collecting, and handcrafted furniture reflects this," says Laura. "The new way to decorate with red includes more hand-painted objects and upcycling."

Quick Tip for styling with red accents: the Robin lifestyle shoot features a vintage rattan table painted a glossy red. Further, making over old furniture with a red dash such as Mylands Theatre Land is an easy way to reinvent them completely.

Whether your interior is classical or minimal, red accents create that visual lift we all need.

  1. Shop the Look

  2. 1. Red Gottingen lamp, Shropshire Design, £82
  3. 2. Oxford Cushion, Chalk Pink, Cotton Velvet, Arlo & Jacob, £49
  4. 3. Oxford Cushion, Navy Cotton, Velvet, Arlo & Jacob, £49
  5. 4. Vitra vase Decoupage Disque, The Cushion Shop, £295
  6. 5. Stolen From London Brick Vase, Green, com, £32
  7. 6. Antrim Red Quilt, Bricolage Quilts, The New Craftsmen, £1320
  8. 7. Irish Fancy Canary Platter, Polly Fern, The New Craftsmen, £770
  9. 8. Robin Sofa, Large, Navy, Garcia, Arlo & Jacob, £1325
  10. 9a. Ferdinand Footstool, Animal Print, Navy, Arlo & Jacob, £445
  11. 10. Bobbin Side Table, Red Oak, Alfred Newell, The New Craftsmen, £1020

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