Designer Maggie Morgan (of Maggie Rose Interiors) just piled up her favorite red picks for every room and any style, whether traditional or modern or country or Old World. Some people think they can’t “pull off red,” but really, if it reflects your home style and you usually decorate with other things that also reflect your personal preference, it’ll probably “go.”
Remember now, there is a difference between what’s matchy matchy and what “goes.” Choosing things that go, or just blend well but don’t necessarily look like they came out of the same gumball machine, is perfectly acceptable and most times, a bit more interesting.
Be Bold, Choose Red! Maggie’s Favorite Red Picks (As seen on Houzz)
Classic French-style dining chairs look beautiful in a traditional space, or they can provide a smart contrast to a mid-century modern tulip table.
Even your counter tops can be decked out in style. Bring some preppy to your prep work with the always-elegant hounds-tooth and monogram.
This throw is for draping over the arm of the sofa and snuggling on cold nights.
Add some serious glamor with a Japanese screen. Use it to soften a corner or to make a private area in a studio.
I would love this used as a desk in a minimal, white loft space. Plus, it’s collapsible, so you could put it away for parties.
This would be charming in a little nook in the dining room. Mix drinks on top and use the drawers for cocktail napkins and corkscrews.
This lamp has a charming, squat little shape and a simple shade. Tuck it into the bookshelves in a bedroom.
Well, that’s that. Do you feel inspired and capable of pulling off red now that you’ve seen this huge variety of red beauties? You really should, because you really can.
“Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.”