How To Decorate A Bedroom With Red Walls

Bedroom decorating ideas can be endless when you want everything to be perfect. Color plays an important role in the overall design. Red, for example, is a very powerful color and including it a bedroom’s décor is a challenge, especially when you’re using it on the walls. So to avoid going overboard, here are some tips.

Red combined well with a variety of colors, including the timeless black and white

Complementary colors: when you have red walls in your bedroom, try using complementary colors like sky blue to create a contrast. The color of the bed covers and other items can also be kept uniform to retaining the charm of the room. Including too many bright colors when the background is red can result in a mess so try to avoid them.

A red accent wall can be a perfect focal point for any room, regardless of its function

Furniture: wooden furniture is one of the best options when the color of the bedroom walls is red. Dark wood is always preferable in this case. If you desire to bring the shade of modernity in the bedroom, go for black furniture. The combination of red and black is incomparable and can create a beautiful ambiance.

Add a retro look to a room by painting the door red. You can also do the same thing with red window frames

Retro look: red is a color that can bring a retro look to the bedroom and there are many options to choose from. Putting a black wooden frame against the red wall can be no less than jaw-dropping.

For a cohesive décor, use the accent color consistently throughout the room
You can also use accent lighting to highlight your accent color

Consistency: if you opt for a red accent accent wall in your bedroom, you should pick up the color elsewhere in the room using textiles and decorative accessories. Try to also create contrasts using the classical black and white combo.

Even small touches of red can have a big visual impact on the overall interior design

Small touches of red: if you think painting an entire wall red is a little too much for your taste, you can paint a few red stripes. You can even create interesting geometric patterns.

Coordinate a red accent wall with matching artwork, bedding and curtains
Emphasize a color by using it in combination with a contrasting shade

Eye-catching decals and wall décor: use a red accent wall to bring out the beauty of your decorative wall decals and artwork. You can use white or black frames to display your pieces so they stand out.

Red, white and blue put together are ideal for creating a nautical-themed décor

Color blocking: Even though red is a very strong color on its own, pairing it with another vibrant shade can result in a very harmonious look for your bedroom. If the two colors are somewhat similar, such as red and purple, then the effect with be very beautiful. You can also combine red with orange.

For an eclectic look, use multiple colors, prints and patterns
Use color to emphasize a certain architectural feature or a shape

Emphasize interesting architecture: a very nice trick is to use color to emphasize interesting architecture or certain elements in the room. For example, a bedroom with a high ceiling can look particularly eye-catching if one of the walls is red.

Strong colors are very useful when trying to create symmetry in a décor View in gallery
Strong colors are very useful when trying to create symmetry in a décor
The long, red curtains give the room a theatrical lookView in gallery
The long, red curtains give the room a theatrical look

Theatrical beauty

The color red, when used in combination with certain textures and specific elements, has the potential to give a dramatic look to a room. For example, long, red, velvety curtains can make a space look theatrical, almost like a stage. A similar effect can be created through ruffled bedding or red walls and furniture.

Ruffled bedding, area rugs and artwork can also offer a dramatic allure to a space View in gallery
Ruffled bedding, area rugs and artwork can also offer a dramatic allure to a space
When used in combination with white, red has the potential to look really chic View in gallery
When used in combination with white, red has the potential to look really chic
Combine red with various prints, patterns and textures to obtain an eclectic décor View in gallery
Combine red with various prints, patterns and textures to obtain an eclectic décor

Symmetry

In order to create a symmetrical interior décor, you need tools that allow you o create focal points and to direct the attention to certain specific elements. Red is a strong and dramatic color so it can easily fulfill that role. Use it on a wall, artwork, furniture, on area rugs and all sorts of other elements to create the look you want.

An element which would coordinate well with red curtains is a canopy bed View in gallery
An element which would coordinate well with red curtains is a canopy bed
Darker shades or red have a more sophisticated flair and are usually very elegant View in gallery
Darker shades or red have a more sophisticated flair and are usually very elegant