An excellent way to keep a deep, rich look without sacrificing light is to choose saturated shades of red then tone them down with an organic texture and a light accent color. Here, the cranberry grass-cloth walls infuse the room with much-needed color, keeping it bright with an all-natural appeal. Alternatively, the cool, blue-gray accents add contrast.
This transitional rec room sitting area features a red striped shade, chairs upholstered in a red paisley print, paintings with red on them and a red Oriental carpet. The brown wood coffee table anchors the room.
This twist on a traditional dining room in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 is located in Nashville, TN. The red dining room has two custom-built barn doors that add a modern twist to the traditional design and impart a casual feeling into the space. An iron chandelier featuring beaded adornment illuminates the small round table in a subtle way.
Red Office Area With Striped Chair and Large Portraits
Inspired by painting, reading and crafting, the homeowner wanted her office area to face the yard and be flooded with natural light. To keep her work area light and bright, a contemporary desk was added in front of the window. The wasted space beneath the slope of the ceiling was put to good use as display space for massive photography of the family’s two children.
Cheerful Blue and Red Living Room With Sisal Area Rug
This transitional living room features a vibrant red sofa decorated with blue and tan throw pillows. A square wood coffee table sits between a pair of blue and white upholstered armchairs and a tufted tan armchair, while a sisal rug covers the hardwood floors. Tan curtains and colorful artwork provide finishing touches.
In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
Cheery Red Transitional Living Room With Mixed-Media Art
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when arranging their living rooms is placing large pieces of furniture against the walls and leaving the center of the rooms open. Instead, consider a floating space plan that involves flanking your space’s focal point with proportionate seating and tables. This will keep the room balanced while also allowing direct access to the TV or focal point, like in this red transitional living room.
Neutral walls and furniture help to expand this small living space visually, while punches of bold red add color and life to the room. To make the fireplace the focal point of the room, the area around it is painted red.
This transitional kitchen features rich reds and warm earth tones. A vinyl floor anchors the space while the glass tile wall adds an interesting natural element, accompanied by frosted glass cabinets and deep wood floor cabinetry.
A mix of classic elegance and country casual, this breakfast nook combines a wood dining table with a banquette and armchairs in cheery red and blue patterns. The dark hardwood floor helps anchor the colorful space.
Before, this small living space lacked color and charm. The addition of all-new furniture injects character and functionality, while a textured wall covering adds new life to the living room's walls, ceiling and fireplace. To hide TV cords, an alcove is made from lumber and planks of paint-grade pine. Keeping the wires concealed inside the alcove allows for a seamless and sophisticated look.