Happy Valentine's Day Friends!!!
After getting hit with a stomach bug a couple days ago, I'm finally back in business! I'm ready to share something that I've been thinking about for a while. I feel like I'm confessing! So I'll just say it. I've been wanting to bring some red into the living room. And Valentine's Day seems like a good day to tell you that!
I know it doesn't go with the purple/green/grey thing (not to mention the browns in the sofa (which I don't want forever) and the tv console/dresser) so there's going to be some changes in the living room coming up. Actually, I feel kind of bad about it too. There's lots of other spaces in the house that need some decorating attention, yet I'm spending more time on the living room.
Anyway, for the month of love, how about some rooms inspiring red accents.
Notice how there's at least three red items in every picture. This totally works and reminds me that if I tackle this, I need to commit to it and not just do one red thing. Here, the brick, red in the print and the stools make your eyes go up and down and get the whole picture rather than just focusing on one big red thing sticking out.
First, can I say that I love these floor to ceiling gallery walls. Someday I want that, along with really, really high ceilings. The red here is also spread across the room. The red pillow on the green sofa really brings it together with the other red sofa.
There's a little bit of red all over this one but the the pillows, ottoman and floral in the rug really stick out here. I can spot a couple of other red bits, including that beautiful looking bench in the next room. I think I like it because it is black. I've been wanting to do that with something!
Is that green, velvety sofa to die for! I love the red and blue/grey pillows on it, especially the trim on the pillow. The red in the pillow and the painting really pop in this room but there is also more subdued red tones in the stool and what looks like the fireplace marble.
I love all the red sprinkled throughout here, especially under the cloche and the diagonal striped pillow. This isn't quite as much my taste but there others are...even if my house doesn't show it!
I love those roman shades with the red trim and have been wanting to try making my own using this revised tutorial. I like that red sconce and I want that bookcase!!
What don't I like about this room. The red flowers, carpet and what look like some law books on the bookcases are lovely, especially with the gold walls and the turquoise lamps.
So what do you think about red?? I use to have a red dining room and it never felt me but I think I can handle and love some red accents into the living room. :) What's your accent color in your house? Heck, what is your favorite color?