How to decorate a living room in blue red and gold

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Decorate your living room with blue, red and gold details to create a sophisticated space. Blue details will look fresh, while red adds a pop of colour; gold decor will impart a touch of elegance to the room. The blue, red and gold colour scheme is reminiscent of nautical decor, so choose items that work with a maritime theme. Redo your entire living room with these shades, or enhance a neutral-toned space with touches of colour for an updated look.

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Things you need

  • Blue and white striped couch and love seat set
  • Red pillows with gold cording
  • Red throw blanket
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrushes and paint rollers
  • Dark wood furniture and flooring
  • Red and blue rugs
  • Nautical-inspired accents

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    Choose a blue and white striped couch and love seat set for a relaxed look in your living room. Enhance the set with red pillows edged in gold cording. Place a red throw blanket over the top of the couch to add warmth and style.

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    Cover your walls with a deep, rich red paint to create a warm ambience in your living room. Choose a natural shade, such as pomegranate, rather than cherry or stoplight red, for a sophisticated look.

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    Choose dark wood furniture, such as cherry or mahogany, to enhance the colour scheme's nautical appeal. Buy a dark wood coffee table and bookcase, and look for a couch and love seat with dark wood detailing on the arms. Add a lamp with a dark wood base, and lighten up the look by using a white lamp shade featuring gold patterns.

  4. 4

    Install dark hardwood flooring to coordinate with your furniture. To soften the space and to provide extra comfort, place fluffy red or blue rugs on the floor.

  5. 5

    Add nautical-inspired details, such as decorative pillows featuring red lobster designs, a mirror in the shape of a wheel and a weathered vintage chest. Place antique sailboat replicas on the coffee table to serve as conversation pieces. Hang navy blue curtains on your windows and tie them back with opulent gold cords with tassels.

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