Fall in love with Red

I’m sure you’re all aware that Valentines Day is just around the corner. Displays have been loved up in shops since about mid January with almost every window now covered in hearts and roses. This time of year is obviously associated with the colour red and with this in mind, here are a few ways to bring red into your home all year round!


Make an Entrance

Entrance tables oose elegance and this red one is a bold and brilliant statement! The contrasting colour adds a dramatic edge to an otherwise traditional feature. 


Image Source Oxford Design Studio 

Subtle Statement

Red doesn’t always have to be bold. The use of red on one rise draws the eye and creates an elegant, yet subtle statement. 

Image Source Brit + Co

Pop of Colour

Using red in the lighting is a great way to add a little bit of colour that’s not too over powering. Using a pendant light makes more of a design statement then a table or floor lamp, although all have a similar effect. 

Image Source Not My Beautiful Home

Art Work

This is a great way to add any colour to your space. In this instance the red contrasts the deep grey on the wall attracting your eye line to the painting. This would work similarly with a white wall however, would not feel as dramatic and moody. 

Image Source Decorista Daydreams 


Just like the artwork, this sofa contrasts beautifully with the dark colour of the walls and the crisp white of the coffee tables. Having the odd piece of red furniture makes your space bold and confident. 

Image Source My Domaine


This is one of my favourite photos, and it has been living in a file called ‘Aspiration’ for a very long time now. I know this particular design isn’t plausible in everyone’s home. However, you can’t deny the beauty or the awe inspiring nature of the symmetry and grace of the form. Sorry I’m babbling…basically I love this image. 

Image Source Lli Design

I do love red used correctly within a space and I hope this post gives you some inspiration and the confidence to bring a little red into your home. Please feel free to like, comment and share this post. Like my facebook page www.sophiehowardinteriors.co.uk  Have a look at my work online at www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk and follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings

Much love,




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