Energetic & Romantic Red…..
Decorating with red…..
Red brings a certain energy to a room. Research has shown that red stimulates conversation and appetite which is what makes it a fabulous choice for a dining room. I love to see a dramatic red dining room…it makes me feel like settling in and lingering over a tasty meal and spicy conversation!
Red in a bedroom invites romance and passion! An all red bedroom may be too much for some, however, adding just a few touches with red accessories, as seen in the picture above of the red and white bedding, can really spice things up. Add a few red candles, some red roses and you’ve got yourself the start of a romantic retreat.
Red is a bold color…it says “look at me”…it draws attention to itself…which makes it a perfect choice for those focal point areas you want to draw attention to in a room. For instance beautiful red silk panels draping a window framing a beautiful view, a collection of red vases or candlesticks on the mantel of a fireplace, or a striking red chest in the entryway.
Red is also a perfect choice for bringing a rather quiet monochromatic room to life. Richly textured red velvet, chenille or silk pillows on a cream colored sofa really pop and a red lamp on the table in the corner suddenly connects that corner with the rest of the room.
Spice up your dining room table with touches of red dinnerware and glassware or your countertop with a set of shiny red canisters. If red is not a color you want to use in massive doses in your dining room look for inexpensive elements you can use occasionally. Items such as cloth napkins, tasteful paper goods, coasters like the red and white mongrammed ones shown above, napkin rings, or even a table runner. These items can be mixed with many other colors to add an energetic feel to your next get together. And if it’s a romantic dinner for two that you’re cooking up scatter some red rose petals around the table.
Where can you see red?
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