- by Laura
Many people want to be able to use strong colors when they decorate but may be afraid to. Bold paint color can rapidly become hard to live with or may look dated if you are not careful or if you do not accessorize it properly. Below are 20 black and red bedrooms that can show you how to use this hue in new and fun ways. They may be just the inspiration you need when redecorating your own living space.
Image: Mary Cook
The designer opted to paint much of the trim black in this room to keep the red wall balanced. The graphic black and white print on the wall helps tie everything together as does the red chair
Image: Locati Architects
This room uses touches of red to keep the heat level up in this room. The leather chair and the red coverlets give this room a masculine feel and keep the black bed frame from feeling too heavy or overwhelming.
Image: Meritage Homes
This room uses red in several different areas. The deep, rich tone on the wall works well and the black furniture ties in well with the black wall trim.
Image: Rinaldi Interior Design
If you don’t want to paint a large part of your room red you may want to think about using it to cover a window instead. The designer has also painted the night table drawers red as well for an extra pop of color.
Image: Design InSite
The shade of red used on the wall, coupled with the pattern used on the bed skirt and throw pillows, gives this room a very comfortable, rustic vibe.
Image: Eclipse Homes
Red is used as an accent rather than a main color in this room. The white walls and art work make the throw pillows and bedside accessories really stand out in this red and black bedroom.
Image: Brilliant Lighting
If you want a sumptuous, romantic feel in your room, consider using a coverlet and drapes the way this designer has.
This room has black walls and dark furniture but the red fabric used on the window covering keeps it from looking overly dark and depressing.
Image: Lisa Petrole Photography
The red rug, blankets and furniture pieces give this room a fun feel. They work well with the white walls and the charcoal gray bed frame.
Image: Florense USA
The red used on this wall has a rusty feel to it. The color works well with the black, white and orange used elsewhere in the room.
Image: Margaret Donaldson Interiors
This room design features bold geometric print fabric. The red is used as a wonderful accent color on the pillows and the draperies.
This room has a black and white color scheme except for the traces of red on the wallpaper and the draperies.
Image: Cortney Bishop Design
You can use a single hit of red to give black furniture added visual interest as long as the rest of the room is not overly ornate.
Image: Imagine Living
You may want to reserve the use of red for accessories that can be traded out easily when you want to change your color scheme or room design.
Image: Maison de Reve Builders LLC
The designer wanted to keep the focus on the bed area while using red to add a touch of color to this room.
Image: Fiorella Design
This room is monochromatic except for the bedspread. This puts the focus on the bed which may be a look you would like to achieve.
Image: Momoko Morton
The walls of this room are grey and the patterned elements are all very understated. This means that the red prints and the patterned drapes and throw pillows stand out well in this room.
Image: Owings Brothers Contracting
If you want to make sure that a room does not feel overly heavy or dark you may want to incorporate something like red drapes into the design.
Image: Atmosphere 360 Studio
If you don’t want to cover a room in red items, consider using it on elements such as throw pillows or a sculpture as the designer has done in this room.
Image: Jola Jablonska Photography
Intense red canopies make a strong statement in this black and red room.
As you can see, it is easy to design a red and black bedroom that will not make you feel overwhelmed. Inexpensive elements such as throw pillows can be changed out when you feel it is time to take your room decor in a completely different direction.
Make sure you also check out our latest Bedroom Blackout Curtains Design post for a different but also inspiring design.