Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Red, White, & Blue Rooms: 5 Ways

Happy early Independence Day! In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, and in celebration of the U.S. soccer team’s valiant effort yesterday (seriously you guys, they played hard. And Tim Howard is basically the goalie version of Superman), here are some gorgeous red, white, and blue rooms for your décor inspiration. I’ve also thrown in a few of my own tips on how to recreate the patriotic look in your home.

1. Go Classic

This living room by Tom Scheerer from House Beautiful has a classic Americana vibe. They did a nice job of using equal-ish amounts of red and blue in the room, but my favorite element is the gallery wall. What an easy way to add a splash of red (or any other color of your choosing).


photo via House Beautiful

2. Be Modern

Here’s another gorgeous red, white, and blue room from House Beautiful with a much different style than the room above. Mary McDonald kept most of the elements pretty modern (the sleek blue sofa, the sconces, and the ikat pillows and curtain trim), and added in just enough red via some accessories to give it a hint of patriotic flair. I really love the Chinese garden stool by the way.


photo via House Beautiful

3. Bring in Bright Accents

Lindsay Mens Craig relies on eclectic accessories to bring in pops of red, white, and blue to her living room featured in Style at Home. I love the red rug and the blue pillows and artwork paired with the otherwise neutral room. Of course the plus side of bringing in colors via accessories is that you can change up the color scheme without spending a lot of money.


photo via Style at Home

4. Go Bold

There’s nothing subtle about this Miles Redd foyer from Elle Décor and I like it. The cobalt blue lacquered walls make a big statement on their own, as does the red leather(!) door. Add in bright white trim and accessories like the wall mirror and you’ve got a room that nobody will forget.


photo via Elle Décor

5. Choose aqua

True story: this sweet, vintage kitchen from Apartment Therapy was one of the very first things I pinned on Pinterst on what feels like 10 years ago, but was really more like 3 years ago. I love how the red cabinets and chairs look paired with the light aqua walls. And it doesn’t scream “Fourth of July” like a lot of other red, white, and blue rooms do.

RWB kitchen

photo via Apartment Therapy

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