With Independence Day celebrations right around the corner, the colors red, white, and blue abound in both indoor and outdoor seasonal decor. But I wonder why the fourth of July should have all of the fun? Today I want to share how red, white, and blue can look contemporary and sophisticated within your home year round. Let’s explore in detail some non-traditional ways to use these primary colors in home decor.
Red, White, and Blue in the Bedroom & Home Office
I love that this little boy’s bedroom is traditional with a contemporary twist. The striped curtains, quilt, and brass bed provide the traditional framework for the room, while the stenciled wall, red painted bed, and dog silhouettes add a contemporary twist.
In this home office below, the blue accent wall takes center stage but is complimented with just a few small pops of red placed throughout the room. Tip: To add more vibrance to your blue and white spaces, consider using red accents throughout the room in the form of toss pillows, throws, fresh flowers, and small decor items. A little red goes a long way, so use sparingly, and don’t cluster too much color in one section of the room.
Red, White, and Blue in the Kitchen
Red, White, and Blue in the Living Room
This next grouping of photos is by far my favorite! The following living rooms combine a playful mix of geometrics, florals, and stripes which take patriotic to an entirely different level. The spaces look polished and sophisticated without looking fragmented or nautical.
For a more traditional look, combine large scale florals with oriental rugs. I love the touch added by the red polka-dotted pillow and throw.
Again we see here a mix of geometrics, stripes, and polkadots which create an eclectic mix of non-traditional nautical.
Tip: If red isn’t your color, shades of coral or burnt orange are fantastic alternatives!