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color adventures: a red living room...

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

Are you ready for the Color Adventure of the month and the last theme of the year!? For December, we're decking the halls with all things RED! Red has always been one of my least favorite colors because it feels so intense! But so many people LOVE red that I am trying to get on board. So today, we're showing you how to style with the bold and bright color without letting it completely steal the spotlight from everything else in the room. Check it out...

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

A little red goes a long way! The trick when styling with a color that can be overbearing, is to bring in accent pieces in that color. Even though we only used red in small doses in this space, it still reads as a predominately RED room. Julia, our Creative Content Director says, "Just like adding a red lip to any outfit, a pop of red will seal the deal." Pair it with another softer color to balance it out, like blush, and you've got a great color scheme!

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

Get festive in alternate ways! Since red is one of THE colors of the seasons, we incorporated a majority of it in the room as tree decor. We added lots of bright pops of red on the tree with these large magnolia flowers and a red bow on top.

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

Add in neutrals. We kept the artwork in the room more neutral (with lots of white), but they do incorporate small amounts of red in them to tie in with the theme of the room. 

What do YOU think? Comment below to tell me how you feel about red! 

Sources shown: Target Pirouette paint (past season), Target mirror, Oh Joy! Shop ornaments, Michaels large faux flowers, West Elm nesting tables, Target bottle brush trees, Target gold nutcracker, Target gold reindeer, Ban.do x Chasing Paper Professional print*, Target lady print, Jen Gotch people print (past season), Oh Joy x Cloth & Co. settee, Sarah Sherman Samuel cream pillow*, World Market striped pillow (past season), World Market mint pillow, Target throw blanket, Emmy Elle Designs rug. 

{Photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

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