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Red Around the House

Today is Christmas Day, and the color most commonly associated with this holiday is red! How can we ignore Santa’s suit and peppermint candy canes? Decorating with the color red isn’t just for Christmas – here are a few ideas for decorating with red around the house all year long!

A red front door is commonly associated with good luck but it also makes a striking statement – learn how to paint yours in a weekend with these simple DIY tips.

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red door bhg


Continue the red accents outdoors with patio furniture in modern geometric shapes. Plant hot color perennials and blooms nearby to repeat the color through spring and summer around the garden. 

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red hibiscus


Beadboard or cottage style cabinets are dramatic and stylish when dressed in red paint in a dining room, bar, or on a kitchen island. Balance the intensity with crisp white to keep a space bright, and use black to add contrast.

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One of the most impactful ways to make a statement with red is with accent furniture. Use it in antiqued formula on a console to create a focal point or in a glossy sheen on dining chairs to add a bit of glam to a dining space. red console table bhg

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A less permanent way to use red around the house is with accessories. Think about throw pillows or small accent tables to add that dash of red without the big commitment.

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Everyone at Better Homes & Gardens is excited to continue this conversation in 2014 on decorating stylish and functional living spaces. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season and look forward to bringing more inspiration to you in the New Year!


5 Responses to “ Red Around the House ”

  1. I’ve never given up red in my decor. As colors come and go, red stays with me. It’s a color that makes me smile. We moved to our new house 18 months ago and I tried to be more neutral since that seems to be the in thing. Just couldn’t do it!!

  2. I have always loved red and used it for impact in our homes. We have just built a new home and I have painted 1 wall of our great room and 1 wall of our loft red. We are on a lake and the neighbours say it glows and looks warm and inviting.

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