Red is the color of romance and passion, but is not for the faint of heart… especially when it comes to creating red bedrooms. Because the color red can be both both daring and stimulating, it is considered by many design experts, such as HGTV, to be a design tool that heightens the senses and therefore needs to be used with caution.
From the strong reds including fire engine red & crimson to the more muted reds of Merlot & rust, there are many ways that you can incorporate the color red into the bedroom the help set a particular mood.
Painting the walls red can help make a bedroom feel more intimate, or you can use red on a single feature wall to draw attention to a particular part of the room or crate a unique destination space in the bedroom. There are also quick and easy ways to add red to a bedroom, to incorporate a pop of color, through bedding, accent rugs, and decor accents.
The Richness of Red Bedrooms
Red can feel contemporary, traditional, rustic or timeless, depending on how it’s used and what shade is applied. Because red is such a strong color, you don’t have to go overboard with how much red is used. Just a small touch of red can add drama to an otherwise neutral room or warm up a cooler room.
Here are some examples of some Red Bedrooms We Love. Follow the Shop the Look links to see more details at our affiliated retailer websites.
Traditional Red Bedroom with Wrought Iron Bed
A striking contrast of black and off-white furniture against a strong red accent wall.
Bright & Bold Modern Red Flowers Bedroom
The pops of red are scattered throughout this black and white bedroom through the floral comforter, floor pillow, framed art, table lamp, and more.
Modern Country Red Bedroom
This cozy modern country bedroom features muted red walls that work perfectly with the wood furniture and plaid bedding.
Modern Eclectic Red Bedroom Design
A dramatic red bedroom with Asian-inspired accents.
Cottage Country Red Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds
This cozy guest bedroom uses a warm red accent wall behind the white panel beds. This could work just as well with a larger Queen or King bed.
Glam Bedroom with Dark Red & Gold Curtains
A very glamorous bedroom, this feels like Old Hollywood. The rich red & gold curtains really finish this room off and create a sophisticated and sultry look.
Rustic Red Plaid Bedroom
This cozy winter look is quickly and easily achieved by adding an inviting Red Plain comforter to this rustic bedroom.
Crisp Modern Red Bedroom
Bright and lively, this room uses a mix of red, white, and blue to create a delightful bedroom space.
Red Storage Alcove Bedroom
Although not an entirely red bedroom, this storage-centric room uses red to accentuate the sleeping space and create a wonderfully functional yet chic bedroom.
Traditional Elegance Rust Red Bedroom
Red Bedrooms can be bright and lively or warm and subdued, as seen in this lovely example of an elegant, traditional bedroom.
Red Floral Bedroom
You don’t need to repaint or replace the furniture to add a stunning touch of red to your bedroom.
Red Christmas Bedroom
This room has been given a seasonal update by adding a beautiful red, Christmas themed comforter, pillow, and some red decor accents to give the room a seasonal face lift.