Colour palette: Rich cranberry décor ideas
With pink and black undertones, this grown-up shade of red packs a festive punch. To elevate the scheme for the festive season, choose accessories with elements of gold. If you’re looking for an accent colour that works all year round, choose a pale grey-green. Good Homes magazine picks out beautiful cranberry décor ideas, from best buys to paint swatch ideas…
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1. A warm glow
Add a warm glow to your cranberry décor scheme with a cut glass wall light with gold metal fitting like the Ebb & Flow Rowan wall light (£170, from Pendalier). All the lights in the Rowan range are handmade in Denmark and available in various colours.
2. Cranberry coloured rugs
A rug is always a great way to embrace a colour trend without over-committing. The red stripy Pimlico rug (£119 from Shimu) features deep reds, antique golds and beiges – perfect for this winter warmer décor scheme. It’s made from 100% wool, hand loomed in India and available in three sizes.
3. Sitting pretty
If you’re looking for cranberry décor ideas for an entertainment space, then these beautiful bar stools are just what you need. The luxe velvet bar stools in Mulberry (£295 each from Oliver Bonas) are perfect for cocktail hour. The frame curves around a padded seat upholstered in plush cotton Varese velvet by Designers Guild.
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4. About face
Abstract faces adorning posters, cushions and vases have been a huge trend for 2021. Work the look into your cranberry decor scheme with this red twin faces poster (£23.95 from Desenio, 50x70cm, unframed). Buy it alone or use Desenio’s gallery wall tool to create real impact.
5. Cranberry twist
If it’s just a splash of deep red you’re after, then invest in a couple of these Twisted candleholders by Werkwaardig (£88 each from Fy!). Perfect for festive tablescaping, they’re made of twisted rods of powder coated steel and measure 36.5cm tall.
6. Hug in a mug
Nothing completes a winter decor scheme better than sitting back to enjoy it with a hot chocolate or revitalising cuppa. But any old mug just won’t do. The Muggins mug in Blackberry Crumble (£12 from Loaf), is not only just the right shade, it’s straight out of the Loaf School of Perfectly Imperfect Ceramics and finished in a hand-dipped crackle glaze. It’s also a great gift.
7. Cranberry cushions
A quick switcheroo of the cushions is the best way to dabble in an interiors trend. This Malisa Paisley cushion in Pomegranate (£15 from Furn) is just the right shade of deep red, with a paisley print on super soft faux-velvet fabric and contrasting blue pom-pom edges. It’s the ideal start when looking for cranberry décor ideas.
8. The paint job
For beautiful shades of cranberry paint, try Tinsel Town matt emulsion, £10 per 2.5 ltrs from Wilko (pictured below top), Sanguine matt emulsion, £42, per 2.5 ltrs from Graham & Brown (pictured below middle), or Pink Nevada 1 paint mixing flat matt emulsion, £31.09 from Dulux (pictured below bottom). For an accent, choose a light grey-green shade of blue to sooth the intensity of a dark red scheme or pull out the stops with a deeper teal colour for a richer, moodier vibe. Storm matt emulsion, £45 per 2.5ltrs from Fired Earth (pictured below right) sits somewhere in the middle.
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