A Touch of Red

Red. Don’t be afraid of it. While natural colored wood can be great, sometimes a home needs a little extra pop of color. I don’t mean that a room should be decorated in all red, it shouldn’t feel like your in a Chinese restaurant or Little Russia. But just by adding one or two pieces of red furniture a room can really come to life. Below, I will give you an expensive option along with two cheaper ones to choose from. Enjoy!


This rustic red looking console from Pottery Barn is just the right amount of red. The Aiden Media Console is $1300 and the hand-finished look makes this piece seem like it’s been around for centuries. Use it to store media in your living room or even to store linens in a hallway. It’s low enough and wide enough to work in almost any room.


This cabinet is a bit smaller than the first one, in both size and price. At only $388 from Wayfair, this 3 foot high cabinet is perfect for smaller spaces and smaller budgets. Yet it can pull the same duty as the $1200 option above. I could see this console being used in an entry way as a place to gather mail and keys as well as provide a surface for a small lamp. This piece is also available in a rustic black and a rustic green/blue color.


Available from Home Decorators Collection, the Wuchow Three Drawer Console sells for a paltry  $270! While technically this is a file cabinet, there’s no rule that says you cannot use the drawers for other things. The shelf underneath provides a nice space to display books, glassware, or granny’s collection of spoon rests. But note, this is also the smallest of our options at about 2.5 feet tall and just under 5 feet wide. So be sure that you place this console in an appropriately scaled room!

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