Decorating Ideas for Bedrooms Using Red Memorabilia
For exciting and bold bedroom décor, little tops a well-done scheme of ruby, cinnamon, and similar colors. Using collectibles helps create uniqueness. Here are ideas for decorating a bedroom with vintage red accessories.
Decorating Bedrooms with Vintage Red Lacquer Boxes
Lacquer wares are items with a shiny finish that have been coated with many layers of a type of varnish. Vintage boxes often were made with background colors or decorations in reds. A collection of different types, sizes, and tones of lacquer wares would create a unique look for the bedroom.
For example, you might use as a focal point, a beautiful turn of the century lacquer jewelry box, fitted with brass drawer handles and hinges and a design of ruby chrysanthemums with lush ferns. Groupings of small lacquer boxes would be an attractive addition – maybe a small Persian style pen box from the 1950s, black lacquer with geometric medallion design with trailing flowers. Or an antique Russian round lacquer papier-mache box with finely hand painted hummingbirds.
Decorating Bedrooms with Vintage Miniature Shoes
Miniature shoe figurines are another vintage decorative you might choose for a bedroom. These figures have been popular for many years, and you might display a collection of different types from various times. For instance, a 1950s white ceramic old-fashioned boot figure, covered with applied red rosebuds. Or a pretty ruby satin glass slipper from the 20s. A Limoges milk glass porcelain Victorian boot embellished daintily with blossoms would be interesting display alongside something different, like an old deep red Dutch clog souvenir shoe.
Wall Decor for Bedrooms with Vintage Picture Frames
Frames for pictures have been produced in such a variety of shapes and styles through the years, that they can make unordinary wall décor when used alone. You can hang a few special large frames or groups of smaller ones colored or decorated in red tones. Another idea is to hang varying style frames together – one inside the other.
For example, a collection of reddish-brown Victorian cherry or mahogany frames would blend well with some brighter ruby or rose colored pieces. These often had nature inspired designs – thistle and leaf scrolls for instance, simple florals, or maybe birds and animals. Larger pieces, such as an antique neoclassical fancy gilt and red velvet frame with leaf design, or a vintage wooden frame, painted white with red striping, can add attention-getting interest.