Red carpet looks
Before it was the highway on which celebrities showed off their best sides, the red carpet used to be reserved for royalty and conquering heroes – that means as far back as Ancient Greece it’s been the coveted catwalk of all!
That longevity only adds to the glamour of this style of flooring, making it no surprise that you want to try and bring that into your home. We have some ideas of just how and where you can roll out the red carpet in your own house, and some handy tips to help you make the most of this high-profile look.
Make a stairway to heaven
Perhaps the most popular place in the home for a red carpet, adding a touch of the Hollywood crimson to your stairs gives that instant glitz and glamour to an area of your home that is often overlooked and will appreciate the stylistic elevation.
With stairs its best to use a more durable loop pile carpet, as they tend to see a lot of stars waltzing up and down them. This is not always as soft as you might want from something functioning as a fashion statement, so a twist pile carpet could be the best option. This combines the durability a night under the lights needs with the softness you deserve.
If your stairs are prominent in your hall, especially if they face the front door, then decking them out in a red carpet will make them instantly eye-catching to visitors. If there’s space to spare under there as well, we have some tips on how to make the most of it.
Luxury in your living room
If its not just the glamour of the celebrity lifestyle you’re seeking to emulate but the luxury too, then slipping a cute, red number into your living room is a great way to go. Using a carpet with a vibrant hue, such as our Home Choice Cardigan Dragon Red Saxony Pile carpet, adds that je ne sais quoi that makes any room feel bang on-trend.
There’s a lot of ways to use this colour around the living room. Pairing it with clean, white walls creates an artistic and ultra-modern appeal that minimalists will love. Dark and mid-tone greys can be used alternatively if you want to deepen the opulent vibes and wrap them in a cosy atmosphere.
No carpet adds as much luxury to a room as a saxony pile – soft and luxurious carpets are ideally suited for rooms as laid back as the living room and the deep, plush pile feels every bit as indulgent to touch as it will be to behold.
Other ways to roll out the red carpet
A red carpet can look good in almost any room with minimal effort, which is what makes it such an appealing colour. But to get the most out of it you are best using it where it anchors the mood or the function of the space. It may look very nice in your home office for instance, but the tone might be too distracting if you’re trying to focus on getting work done.
A home cinema would love a deep red carpet, not only to help set that Hollywood mood for your big movie nights-in, but also to compliment the low lighting you’ll have set for your screenings. Bedrooms, much like living rooms, can make red carpet work if the furnishings are all well-co-ordinated around it. Since these rooms are often more private you won’t get the chance to show it off as much as other spaces around your house.
Some parting thoughts
Red carpet, with its vibrant and glamorous tone, is best used where it can make a splash and a statement. It has versatile application around your home, and so long as you keep your eye on the finer details of your interior design everything should come together perfectly in the end. Be sure to check our guide on using colour around your home if you want more tips to help you style any room.