Happy Home: seeing red - a good or a bad idea in decor?

By House and Home in Decorating, Trends on Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 09:00

Anger, aggression, passion, temper, love and danger – we associate red with them all. Commonly used in its darker form on dining room walls or as a living room feature walls, few of us dare to mess about with postbox and poppy reds on a wider scale.

The easiest alternative is to accessorise and let reds pop in all their glory against whites and other brights. Kartell’s classic Componibili bedside locker, pictured here in red, costs from €78 at Inreda (www.Inreda.ie) On the tabletop, the Brasa table lamp (€57 from Ikea) in red will achieve a similar look. For a massive array of red stationery and home accessories, shop online at www.redcandy.co.uk, which delivers to Ireland.

Want other happy, colourful ways to cheer up your home? We've got 'em: