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Styling your home in classic red and green

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Decorating with red and green

Red and green can be tough to work with. The classic festive pairing is notoriously bold, but using the hues as accents can create a stylish look at home — and we're showing you how to do it this winter.

Living room

Decorating with red and green: Living room

Red and green in the living room can be a great way to welcome the festive season and also to create an eye-catching look for a room all year round. The key is to choose accents that don't overwhelm the space. An emerald green chair creates a focal point, while a red patterned coffee table adds color without being too bright. Candleholders and a vase help add to the overall palette, while an accent pillow in red and green helps tie the room together.

Mercury glass vases (Pottery Barn, $59-$99), chair (Crate & Barrel, $999), coffee table (West Elm, $399), pillow (Crate & Barrel, $25), candleholders (Pottery Barn, $30-$50)

Kitchen

Decorating with red and green: Kitchen

The kitchen lends itself well to the addition of bolder colors such as red and green. If the rest of your kitchen is fairly neutral, have fun with other hues to create a stylish space. We love the red counter stools to add vibrancy, along with the table runner and serving platter that can double as a counter display. Green dinnerware plays off the pops of red, and a gorgeous red stand mixer will look great on any countertop.

Counter stool (CB2, $179), table runner (H&M, $13), dinnerware set (JCPenney, $300), stand mixer (Target, $350), serving platter (CB2, $35)

Bedroom

Decorating with red and green: Bedroom

Tired of plain colors in the bedroom? This winter, add some heft with the deeper tones of red and green. Start with a red duvet cover set, which anchors the room, and then add accessories such as a cozy green throw, a full-length mirror in oxblood and a versatile wooden table that can act as a dressing table or functional accessory.

Vintage wooden table (Horchow, $685), duvet cover set (Kohl's, $47-$57), throw (Crate & Barrel, $25), ceramic vases (Pottery Barn, $50-$159), mirror (Pier 1, $300)

Bathroom

Decorating with red and green: Bathroom

Brighten up your bathroom this winter with the help of the classic pairing of red and green. We love the bold red bath mat combined with equally eye-catching bath accessories. Create balance with a sea-green mirror, green shower curtain and ultra-soft towels.

Bath mat (Zara Home, $36), shower curtain (Wayfair, $34), bath accessories (JCPenney, $11-$35), towel set (Target, $12), mirror (Pier 1, $119-$159)

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