Red StudyTraditional Living Room, San Francisco
dark red walls, chocolate velvet chesterfield sofa, gold framed mirror, red chinoiserie box table, traditional red rug
What Houzz contributors are saying:
This chocolate velvet chesterfield doesn’t stray too far from neutral and mixes beautifully with the persimmon walls and carpet in this richly hued study. Why it works: All the surfaces in the room have a similar visual weight, and the luster of the brown velvet perfectly matches the golden tones of many of the accessories.
7. Tomato red looks elegant in traditional interiors. Walls awash in tomato-red paint make a sitting room feel cozy and luxurious. Pair the rich walls with equally saturated chocolate brown, gold and black.Paint: Moroccan Red, Benjamin Moore
Chocolate, black and gold. Try a plush chocolate-colored sofa, lamps with black parchment shades, and picture frames and mirrors in either black or gold (or a mix). On the floor you could go with either a traditional rug in red tones (as seen here) or keep it simple with a natural-fiber rug.Tell us: Do you have red walls? How do you decorate around them? Share your photos and tips in the Comments!More: Houzz guides to working with red
In aromatherapy nutmeg is used for rejuvenating, energizing and uplifting, although we often associate it with the comforting, festive smell of Christmas. This room demonstrates beautifully how well red and brown work together — it's definitely a pairing that's not just for Christmas.