How to Decorate With Red Curtains


Red is a striking color that brings energy and vibrancy to any room. Adding red accents to a room provides a pop of color that makes the space more welcoming, which makes red curtains a great choice for a red-themed room, or a room with neutral-colored furniture that could use more decorative creativity.

Things You'll Need

  • Curtain rods
  • Shower curtain hooks
  • Select a shade of red based on the rest of your room decor. If your furniture includes dark wood pieces, deep red or burgundy curtains are ideal. If you've used classic black and white furniture, candy apple or cherry red are great color choices for curtains. Compare the wall color in the room with the hue of the curtains. Go for a monochromatic look (cherry red curtains against a cherry red accent wall), or opt for burgundy curtains against a soft, golden-colored or ivory wall.

  • Select the curtain length according to the size of the window, and the amount of red color you want to include in the room. If you're decorating a small kitchen window, and you've already decorated the room with Southwestern decor, short red curtains with a bit of an orange tint helps to keep the theme consistent. If the living room includes cranberry red furniture and you want curtains that match, large curtains that cover the largest window in the room will look elegant.

  • Use curtain accents to complete the color scheme. If you've decorated your bathroom in neutrals or modern gray and white, a bright red shower curtain will pop and add a contemporary touch. Consider red shower curtain hooks or chrome ones for a finishing touch. For a kitchen with a red apple theme, use curtain hooks in the shape of apples to pull the curtains back to let the sun in, or consider country-flaired tie backs.

  • Use the red curtains in a different way by using them as the canopy around a bed. Drape the curtains around canopies that have a circular shape to create another eye-catching piece in the room. Or, attach short, ruffled red curtains to the bottom of furniture like your child's toy chest or crib to add more red material to a room with a cherry or strawberry patch theme.

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