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Are you designing a red bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Studio - Rusty Boho  designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Studio - Rusty Boho Designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Untitled designed by Cass Wright-Braden
UntitledDesigned by Cass Wright-Braden
May Me designed by Kate White
May MeDesigned by Kate White
Norwegian Wood DC designed by Becca Kessel
Norwegian Wood DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Pink Studio Room designed by Spoak
Pink Studio RoomDesigned by Spoak
Bedroom daydream designed by Melanie Thomas
Bedroom daydreamDesigned by Melanie Thomas
violet headboard designed by Melanie Thomas
violet headboardDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Guest Bedroom designed by Jackie Slemmer
Guest BedroomDesigned by Jackie Slemmer
Suga's Mitzi Beach Suite designed by Suga Lane / ABBY ESSIE STUDIOS
Suga's Mitzi Beach SuiteDesigned by Suga Lane / ABBY ESSIE STUDIOS
Bedroom designed by Dogwood Home Design
BedroomDesigned by Dogwood Home Design
Airstream Land Yacht Mood board designed by Ashley Vipond
Airstream Land Yacht Mood boardDesigned by Ashley Vipond
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge (copy) designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge (copy)Designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge designed by Swan Lee
Norwegian Wood Design ChallengeDesigned by Swan Lee
Burgundy Me designed by Ella Rausch
Burgundy MeDesigned by Ella Rausch
Under $100 Thingology - Warm designed by Xakota Espinoza
Under $100 Thingology - WarmDesigned by Xakota Espinoza
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Norwegian Wood Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge designed by Lindsay Malmgren
Norwegian Wood Design ChallengeDesigned by Lindsay Malmgren
Bedroom designed by Sarah Kaiser
BedroomDesigned by Sarah Kaiser
Goth Room designed by Amber Wilcox
Goth RoomDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Artsper2 & Framebridge Design Challenge 2.0 designed by Amber Wilcox
Artsper2 & Framebridge Design Challenge 2.0Designed by Amber Wilcox
Boho Inspired Bedroom designed by Presleigh K
Boho Inspired BedroomDesigned by Presleigh K
Wallpaper All Over designed by Amanda Friemel
Wallpaper All OverDesigned by Amanda Friemel
Eclectic Vibes designed by Victoria Brown
Eclectic VibesDesigned by Victoria Brown
Primary Bedroom (copy) designed by Darlene Home Stylist
Primary Bedroom (copy)Designed by Darlene Home Stylist

Design tips for decorating a red style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the red aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a red bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your red style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • ** Bedroom Decor**: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

How do you decorate with red?

A red bedroom is sure to make a bold statement. The color red is a vibrant and powerful hue that can evoke a range of emotions and sensations. Red is one of the primary colors, along with yellow and blue, and it holds a special place on the color wheel. In interior design, incorporating red can create a sense of energy and passion in a space. Red is often associated with warmth (fire), strength, power, love, and excitement.

It’s important to use red strategically or in moderation in your design, as it can be overwhelming if used excessively. Red is most often used as the main color in kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, and playrooms. Red can be used as a dominant color in your bedroom to create a dramatic and stimulating atmosphere or as an accent color to add a pop of intensity. A pop of red doesn't just speak; it sings. You may have heard of the trending “unexpected red theory” that has taken over our social feeds. The theory is simple: Add something red to any room—even when it doesn’t match—and it will automatically look better. Fun fact: the term was coined by designer and Spoak member Taylor Migliazzo!

When it comes to finding a cohesive color palette that works well with red, there are a few options to consider. One classic choice is to pair red with its complementary color on the color wheel, which is green. This creates a vibrant and dynamic contrast. Another option is to go for a more harmonious look by combining red with analogous colors, such as shades of orange and purple. These colors are adjacent to red on the color wheel and create a visually pleasing and cohesive palette. Additionally, neutral colors like white, black, and gray can also complement red nicely, allowing it to stand out as the focal point. Your choice of complementary or harmonious colors will depend on the desired mood and style of your space.

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