Red and rustic for a girl bedroom is easy to accomplish

Making quite a switch from that modern room earlier this week, huh? I wanted something warm and cozy, with lots of color and yet only one color. The red wall color really sets off the lighter colored furniture and those cute dog prints. (Cute probably doesn’t do them justice, actually.)

We’re working with a palette here of red and cream, with browns being a darker version of cream. There’s nothing overly dark in the scheme at all, but lots of cream. Oh, and flowers as a sub-theme with the rug, pendant and pouf covered with them. You could go with a floral comforter to carry that through a little more, but I really like the more neutral stripe. Replace the dog prints for over-sized black and white shots of your child or their favorite things.

If the red is just too much for you – it will admittedly be a bear to paint the whole room that shade – consider doing just a single accent wall, putting the bed up against it, then hanging the pictures framed in oversized cream frames over the headboard. A tip for painting the red, do a coat of paint or primer in black first, then do the red. It’ll make it much deeper and richer than trying to paint over white or off-white walls, and you can possibly get away with just one coat of red then.

  1. Courtney Red and White Striped Quilt
  2. Sweater-Weave Seagrass Headboard
  3. Thomas Parasols Chocolate Taupe Persimmon Rug
  4. Photos by Jim Dratfield – Shout for Joy!, Life’s a Beach, You’ve Got Mail, Are We There Yet?
  5. Go Confidently 2X17 Book Crop
  6. Coastal Living Weekend Dresser
  7. Simon Pearce Shelburne Lamp
  8. Hive Poppy Hanging Lamp
  9. Uttermost Lounging Reader Antique Silver Bookends
  10. Uttermost Barn Wood Photo Frame Wall Clock
  11. Stump
  12. Peter and Polly Pig
  13. Surya Round Venetian Red Floral Pouf
  14. Bucket Of Joy & Love
  15. Ivy Box, Cream Distresse

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One thought on “Red and rustic for a girl bedroom is easy to accomplish

  1. GirlsBedding
    September 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I love this Red Rustic Bed. It’s a color I wouldn’t have considered! But after seeing how you have combined everything it would look fabulous. I think a lot of people are scared of color. Personally I love it. Thanks for the idea, love your blog.