Red bedrooms can be a bold choice for the home, but according to Feng Shui principles, using the color red in your bedroom can be really auspicious. The color red introduces a vibrant optimism and energy back into your bedroom, and can also be used to keep a space looking romantic, and warm.
When decorating a red bedroom, one of the main keys to your success is going to be making sure you keep things looking balanced. For something that is fresh and correctly proportioned, that doesn’t leave you wanting more sleep, here are some top tips to keep in mind:
Using gingham prints to bring natural balance
Decorating your bedding with gingham can be a naturally interesting way to introduce some elements of shabby-chic or farmhouse aesthetic to your space. One of the best parts about a red bedroom that has gingham prints effortlessly woven with the rest of your space is by ensuring you’re keping plenty of balance in terms of color and tone.
Since red is a naturally bolder color for your space, it’s important to try and work out a way you’re able to keep things balanced, and gingham prints or checked patterns are a great natural way to do just this.
Use natural red accents
Instead of trying to introduce red into your bedroom wallpaper or bedding, another option that can work just as well is using naturally red accents to decorate your space instead. This could be in the form of red flowers, such as roses for a more romantic accent, or something more red-toned, such as cherry wood or terracotta decorations.
You might also choose to use red accents in the form of art – consider having a gallery wall devoted to rose-toned prints to bring the shade more creatively into your space.
Incorporate red in one area of the bedroom
Whether it’s a candy-cane striped bed frame, printed curtains, or stencilled wallpapers, there are a ton of options available out there when it comes to integrating red in a more subtle way to your bedroom. Using red as an accent in your space is going to help when it comes to decorating your bedroom in a way that is conducive to your sleep.
Open up space in your room
One of the dangers in using a bolder color to decorate your space is how quickly your space looks cramped. Bold colors can bring attention to corners and emphasize the smallness of your space if you aren’t being careful.
The best way to create an open space in your bedroom is to try and use the right mattress size. Choosing a mattress size that works for your space can transform the balance, look and feel of your bedroom.
A great rule of thumb when it comes to mattress sizes is to try and pick something that still permits two inches of space around it to move around. Be sure not to confuse smaller mattress sizes with less comfortable ones – they’re just as good, and can be useful if you tend to move around a lot, and are looking for something portable to take with you.
Red bedrooms can be a creative way to express your passionate personality, and with the right amount of planning, they can be executed with great elegance and care. Be sure to prioritize comfort, and plan your red bedroom ideas before you get started with execution.
Moodboard are your best friend! Once you’ve found the right mattress size, the perfect shades of crimson, and decorative accents that speak true to you, you’re going to be left with a bedroom you feel proud to stand behind.