Decorate Your Home With Classic Red

Red is an irresistible color for summer: Think all-American memorabilia and classic amusement park motifs. Get inspired by these big and small ways to use it at home.

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August 25, 2015
By: Liz Gray
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All-American Dining Room Style

Bright red drum pendants stand out against bright blue walls and white accents.

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Red Dutch Door

A bright red Dutch door adds a fun splash of color to this neutral kitchen. The contemporary space is full of natural light thanks to skylights, while a slate stacked-stone accent wall adds texture.

All-American Breakfast Nook

Classic Americana gets a modern update in this kitchen's breakfast nook. Navy walls and glossy red, modern chairs add modernity to the more traditional red check window treatments.

Kid-Friendly Lounge

Bright red egg chairs provide stylish seating in this energetic red, white and blue lounge.

Go Bold With Red Walls

The black-and-white trellis pattern on the back of the bookshelves is an eye-catching contrast to the red walls.

Brighten Up Outdoor Spaces

In this space by designer Brian Patrick Flynn, classic red adds a modern pop of color to this outdoor shelter house. Adding art, lighting and coordinated furnishings gives this bare-bones room a finished look.

Use Red as a Neutral

In this bold, eclectic playroom, the red walls take a backseat to the organic window treatments and geometric rug, pulling the pieces together for a cohesive look.

Red Walls Mean Fun

Bright red-orange walls encourage activity, so it's an ideal shade for the walls of this game room in Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons' basement.
From: Rev Run

Red Above and Below

Designer Emily Henderson used solid classic red below this home's white wainscoting, then added a contemporary vibe atop the rail with red-and-white patterned wallpaper.

White and Red Guest Bedroom

This contemporary red-and-white room featured in HGTV Magazine nods to classic cabin style with rustic accessories and a sophisticated, layered take on classic red bedding and window treatment patterns.

Bold Accent in a Classic Kitchen

Red barstools add a modern element to this traditional, neutral kitchen.

Art Inspires Life

A Chanel print on the wall is echoed in this eclectic eat-in kitchen's red-and-white color palette.

Red Gingham Adds Country-Inspired Style

Red and white checked gingham bedding brings classic country charm to this bedroom, which is reminiscent of a revamped barn. Simple wood furnishings and high ceilings keep the space feeling open and light.
From: Heidi Richardson

Try Bright Symmetry

Classic symmetry is the star of this red, black and white living room; a trio of red barn-style lights sit squarely atop vintage red-and-black dining chairs.

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