5 Ways to Decorate Your Toronto Home with Red

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November 27, 2014

Red. It’s bold, vibrant, and evokes a sense of radiancy. It’s the colour of passion, but is it too passionate for the home? How do you go about using this classic hue when decorating your home without going overboard and over-stimulating the senses? Here are 5 simple ways to add a splash of red here and there in your Toronto home to make it chic yet classy for home decor.
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Create an Accent Wall
Red is often used as a bold backdrop on an accent wall. A bright red wall – whether in a shade of deep rouge or even a perky lipstick shade – can really stand out in any space, and make quite a statement. You can make the wall pop out even more by hanging contrasting decorative pieces in white or yellow, or subdue the look by having warm wood shelving. A red accent wall is the perfect backdrop for showcasing a collection of family photos or handmade artifacts from the kids!
Try a Red Backsplash
If an entire accent wall is a bit much for you, try it on a smaller scale, such as on the backsplash of your kitchen. Bright red captivates and catches the eye right away. With a red backsplash, you can draw the eye without dedicating an entire space to the bright hue.
Revive Old Furnishings
Before you donate that old hutch or dining room arm chair, consider refinishing it and painting it in a bright red colour. This piece can act as the ideal accent or accessory for an otherwise neutral space. Just one or two pieces refinished in red can be the perfect way to add a pop of colour. If you’re not keen an an all-over red piece, consider just painting the legs of a chair or table.
Paint a Door Red
There’s something warm, welcoming and somewhat traditional about a red door. Nothing greets visitors in a more cheery fashion that through a red entrance! A slice of colour on a door is a subtle move that feels fresh and inviting, and can be changed any time if the novelty wears off.
Experiment with Accents
Sometimes all that’s needed to bring a space to life is a few bold-coloured accent pieces here and there. If you’re a little anxious about breaking out the paintbrushes, add a few well-placed accent pieces to help offer the perfect balance of red in a space. A couple of throw pillows, window treatments, a lamp shade, a tablecloth, a door wreath, or even just a big bouquet of red roses as a table centrepiece can add a refreshingly unexpected and visually appealing touch of interest to your home!
Still Not Sure How to Add Red to Your Home? Call Hope Designs!
Adding a bold colour like red to your home can be a bit intimidating. If you’re unsure about how to add this bright hue to your home, call Hope Designs to help! This professional team of interior decorators has helped countless homeowners infuse just the right colours, treatments, furnishings and arrangements to make the best of say space. Visit HopeDesigns.ca today!