In the realm of interior design, red is applied by the few, the brave, and the proud. Red simply pops. It gains its prominence. Decorating your house along with the rooms inside with a red sofa-such large piece of furniture-denotes a very tricky decorating project. This is due to the fact that the balance has to be perfect with the design made careful of the rest of the space, or else the only element that people will see is the red sofa. If you are at all interested in decorating your living room with a red sofa, you need to take into account several tips and tricks to make sure you can get the most out of the space.
The Essentials of Working with Red Sofa
Before you start, you are going to need red sofa, several coordinating decorative pieces or accessories in matching the red tone and complementary shades, and interior paints.
You need to choose red sofa, and then make sure that you determine what sort of red that you are purchasing. Therefore you can choose the right accessories to adorn the space. Is it orange-reds or another combination including blue-red? In this case, orange-reds, as what I have tried in my living room, appear so warm, while blue-reds are perfect for cool impact. If you cannot tell, hold one particular piece of white paper right next to the red. Orange or blue shades will look bleeding out at the edges of the red as seen against the white in the paper. Darker red shades, such as cranberries, are much easier to work with than are the bright ones.
You should also design the rest of the space in accordance with your sofa tone. Dark wood furniture and dark flooring will work well with dark red or bright one. For the accessories, you need to have dark reds which will work well with deep browns or forest greens. If you want, bright reds require accent tones which are as bright as is the red, such as the fancy bright blue. In addition, you could opt for bold tone and design the rest of your living room in white and black with a few extra red accessories.
The other thing that you need to take into account is selecting neutral tone for the interior paint color. In case you are using white and black elsewhere, you had better choose white for your walls. Otherwise, soft tan will work just OK.
Some Personality Players: Tips on Decorating Walls with Red Sofa
Well, sophisticates appear happier with cool-to-medium tone of gray which serves as a backdrop to red sofa. Blue walls or light teal creates retro appearance for throwback designer. For a more contemporary aesthetic, go for white walls, when paired with furniture with bright cherry-red leather and some geometric patterns in accessories and curtains. Wood-tone walls will perfectly blend with deeper reds such as antique or mahogany. Bold wall tones will work best as accent wall, set opposite the red sofa, with neutral shades all over the living room.