Rooms Edit: Red and Blue Living Room Ideas. Earlier this year, we moved into a fantastic loft apartment in London SE1, which is very near The Shard. The open plan living/dining room features lovely dark blue metal windows. I wanted to work with these blue windows, so my colour scheme ended up being a combination of blue (navy), with red accents coordinated with black and grey. I thought I’d share with you a few of the key pieces I bought for the lounge area. Read on to find out more about my Red and Blue Living Room Ideas.
Red and Blue Living Room Ideas Edit
Red and Blue Living Room Ideas Edit
Malvern Sofa: I wanted to highlight the imposing dark blue metal windows in my warehouse apartment with a sofa in the same colour. I selected the ink velvet fabric Malvern Sofa with black metal legs. It’s a medium size, so I still had room to add an armchair. The velvet upholstery gives this piece a premium feel. It’s a very comfy couch and features a chaise which is great when you fancy lying down to watch TV, £1649 from Swoon.
Red Tripod Floor Lamp: For additional lighting in the evening, I selected this beautiful vintage-style film light. The red metal shade has been distressed, and the tripod stand has an aged metal appearance. You can dismantle this light should you wish to locate it in a different room, £152.99 from Borough Wharf at Wayfair (product code: BWHA1420).
Z Style Dane Wooden Lounge Chair: I wanted a compact but comfortable chair for guests, and this mid-century modern style armchair is perfect. It’s upholstered in grey fabric with a black solid ash wood frame, £359 from Cult Furniture (product code: 7271).
Hay Black Tray Table: I’m always nervous about spilling drinks, so this cube tray table is practical and looks super stylish. You can even remove the top and use it as a tray which is a great idea, £145 for the medium size from Amara (product code: 1025031009000).
Black Knitted Pouffe: I wanted to buy a pouffe which didn’t take up too much space and could work as a footstool and a seat. The chunky knit material and the compact proportions of this particular one appealed to me. It’s available in a wide selection of colours. I bought it in black, £39.99 from Wayfair (product code: BOUR2594).
Four-Door Loop Cabinet: This cool cabinet is the first item I selected for my refurbished apartment. I wanted a dramatic piece which you could see as soon as you walked through the front door if the living room doors were open. The cabinet is slim and tall but opens up to reveal handy storage space inside. The quality is exceptional, and I love it. I selected the version with black sides and blue loop pattern, £1895 from Coucou Manou.
Coucou Manou Four-Door Loop Cabinet
Kartell FLY Pendant: I introduced red accents with two red FLY pendant shades at each end of the room. These dome-shaped plastic shades are fun and vibrant, £197 from Heal’s.
Symbol Letter Block: The window sill runs the length of the large living/dining room, and I wanted a large decorative object to stand against the windows. I settled on this ampersand which has a distressed industrial finish. It rests on a stand, so it is easy to display on the window sill, £23.99 from Wrought Studio at Wayfair (product code: VARG1662).
Pebble Throw: I love snuggling under a throw while relaxing on the sofa. This grey and red acrylic throw with fringing is soft and machine washable, £25.99 from House Additions at Wayfair (product code: FOUS2142).
Brooklyn Bolster Cushion: Mum wanted a bolster cushion for her back when she sat on the sofa. I selected two with a white zig-zag against a blue background. I have found them to be very useful and comfy for resting my neck on, £18 from Dekoria (product code: 530-137-88).
Living Room Area
Age of Reason Hot Lips Cushion: To brighten up the grey armchair, I treated myself to the large soft silk cushion cut into sexy lips, £139 from Amara.
Jan Constantine Glam Rock Cushion: I bought two Ziggy-inspired cushions to stage my previous apartment before I put it on the market. The lightning bolt design has been created using red sequins with a silver outline. The reverse is made from black felt, £98 from Amara (product code: JR833B).
Seletti Blow Neon Wall Light: I love my mouth-shaped neon light hanging on the original warehouse brick wall. Switching it on in the evening makes me smile! £220 from Amara (product code: 13100).
Stamfrey Large Black Recycled Fabric Rug: This Ombré design rug is used to separate my living room side from my dining room area. The black, grey and blue tones fade into each other to create a stunning effect, £200 from Habitat at Argos.
You may be interested in reading about more interior ideas and looking at pictures on my Pinterest Boards.
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Author: Homegirl London. Prices are correct at the time of publishing. Product codes noted where provided. Photographs: Swoon, Wayfair, Cult Furniture, Amara, Coucou Manou, Heal’s, Dekoria, Habitat/Argos and Homegirl London.