So one holiday song goes, “Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree, won’t mean a thing if you’re not here with me.”
With the holidays upon us, and family and friends visiting your home, chances are you want to spruce your home up a little. Naturally, you want to add décor that will match the season and your home. But if red and green aren’t in your color scheme, what can you do?
There are several ways to add in these colors on either a temporary or a more permanent basis. Red works well throughout the year and is a color that is featured with many of the holidays; so finding ways to incorporate red makes sense from a design standpoint.
This article confirms that red can be mixed into any color scheme, and how to do it without going too far. The five ways they recommend adding in red are:
Use it as an accent color. Whether it’s with wall décor, lighting, or walls, using red will draw attention wherever it is in the room.
Find the right red. Red is bold and powerful, so finding a red that you like and works with your design style is extremely important.
Big space? Consider red furniture. A big space can handle the intensity of red couches and love seats. Balance the bright color with neutral paint on the walls.
If you go bold, use restraint. If you decide on something in red with a major WOW factor, less is more. You don’t need a roomful of eye popping pieces, after all.
An Oriental area rug will bring it all together. Oriental carpets come in a variety of color combinations, styles and sizes. Because of their timeless beauty, durability and versatility, they are a great choice as a foundation for the rest of the room. Build the color scheme around the colors in the area rugs you choose for your Milwaukee home.
However you decide to use red, have fun bringing a little bit of holiday cheer and color that will last the whole year through.