Decorating with red: 11 inspiring ways to introduce this bold shade

Decorating with red is a confident choice which is guaranteed to make an impact. A bold, primary color, red is sometimes tricky to use, but with the right treatment, it can transform interiors and be used to create a beautiful array of looks and moods.

‘Red makes people sit up and take notice and is a color that says you are self-reliant, optimistic and know what you want. This effect is the same in interior design as it can bring in rich, warm color that will pack a punch,’ says Emma Deterding, founder of Kelling Designs and KDLoves.