A Valentine's Day Distraction: How To Decorate With Red / by Tash South

If you're slightly indifferent to Valentine's day, like I am, and prefer to be distracted from all the enforced romantics, then here's a little post that may just do the job.

Perhaps [insert name], who sits across from you at work, has just had a bunch of red roses delivered and you've had to 'ooh' and 'aah' with the rest of them, but really, you'd rather have a look all the dramatic ways this fiery colour can been used in the interiors below...

Great modern shapes in light wood break up the wash of crimson.


Jewel tone velvet works so well in a moody room.


You could not get more dramatic than these red floating stairs!


Move over Cupid, nothing is hotter than gloss red – and pairing it with black adds sophistication.


Red is such a strong colour, that even just a small dose can have maximum impact.


The fiesty colour doesn't have to be confined to indoors either, if you're going to do rouge, then you may as well show it off – like this gorgeous pivoting front door.


The rounded gold and red velvet chairs matched with black and some greenery add a modern Art Deco vibe in this conservatory.

Hopefully now you're not seeing red anymore, but seeing red in a completely different way.

Have you braved red in your home? I'd love to have a look – leave me a comment below.

Image credits: Image 1: Behance, Image 2: Delcor.co.uk, Image 3: Elle Decoration
Image 4: Huffington Post, Image 5: Dezeen, Image 6: Houzz