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Accenting with Red

With the holidays upon us, there’s no better time to talk about the color red. In addition to being one of the traditional colors of the season, red is bold, happy and fun, so why not use it in your child’s room? It’s also one of those colors that fits within any style—modern, classic, traditional or retro. Here are a few of my favorite kids’ rooms that show how accenting with red adds so much personality to a space.

Modern White and Red Big Kid Roomimage from Resolution: 4 Architecture

Some people say that a little red goes a long way, and it can inject a space with just the right amount of charm when used as an accent. The red lampshade and striped pillows are the pops of color this room needed to make it vibrant and fun.

Eclectic Big Kid Room with Red Accents

image from Essential Children’s Rooms

Sometimes it just takes one little red “moment” to tell the whole story. A red rocker in an otherwise neutral nursery brings the space to life.

Traditional Nursery with Red Rocker

image from Bondville

If you’re feeling adventurous, embrace the power of red and let it rule the room! The red cornice box and curtains in this space make a bold statement.

Classic Nursery with Red Cornice Box and Curtains

image from Palmer Weiss Interior Design

Red can also be playful. These modern, polka dot curtains and pillow add a fun, graphic element to the room.

Big Kid Room with Red Polka Dot Curtains

image from Paris Deco Ideas

An elegant, red damask is a sophisticated touch when paired with white and light blue accents.

Shared Big Kid Room with Red Damask Accents

image from Traditional Home

If you’re in the midst of designing a room for your little one, add a little happiness by accenting with red. These pillows, artwork and accents would be the perfect touches for a joyful space.

Red Pillows, Artwork and Accents for Nursery

image from Annette Tatum

Did you use red in your child’s nursery or big kid room? Did you make a bold statement with big blocks of color and graphic patterns, or did you add a simple pop of red as an accent?

Steph Bond-Hutkin

Thursday 12th of December 2013

Hi Annette, thanks for including Maya's bedroom with the red rocker from Bondville in your round-up. I also love red as an accent colour in a child's room.