11 Red and Green Rooms That Are Surprisingly Un-tacky

dining nook with green walls and red furniture
credit: Simone McEwan

It goes without saying that the color combination of red and green is synonymous with Christmas and all of the tacky decor (offered by pretty much every mass retailer) that goes with it. But surprisingly, this festive duo can be quite delightful outside of the holidays — yes, even when it comes to interiors. Don't believe us? Take a peek at these striking 11 spaces that figured out the key to pairing red and green hues together for a dazzling result.

1. Rich and Refined

This luxe dining setup is giving us all the feels. From the rusty-red velvet drapery puddled on the floor to the emerald green velvet chairs, this refined vignette is the definition of decadence.

2. Contemporary Contrasts

green walls and rust color flooring and shelving units
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There's something so compelling about using inherently earthy shades, like coral red and sage green, in a contemporary and sparsely decorated space. A modern chandelier with glass shades and blue dining chairs help define the dining area in this open-plan dwelling.

3. Midcentury Tropics

Inspired by Hotel Providence in Paris, the sitting area in this Mill Valley home comes together with tropical palm leaf wallpaper, wood flooring, and bright red tufted lounge chairs. The effect is beautifully bohemian.

4. Modern Elegance

seating area with jewel-tone upholstered chairs, poufs, and tables
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Want an attention-grabbing seating area like the one in Masquespacio's studio space in Valencia, Spain? Pair midcentury modern furnishings, jewel tones, sumptuous fabrics, and metallic accents.

5. All in the Details

dining space with green tile accent wall
credit: Arent & Pyke

Get your point across with a few meaningful details like design firm Arent & Pyke did in this dining space at the Alex Hotel in Perth, Australia. By pairing a wall-mounted red marble countertop with a green tile accent wall, a tabletop with red edging, and an area rug with shades of the rosy hue, this color story makes a statement without going overboard.

6. Bold and Dimensional

bathroom with red vanity cabinet and green textured tile walls
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These dark-juniper, textured-tile walls are eye-catching enough alone, but when married with sleek two-tone cabinets, the result is a bathroom that will leave you green with envy.

7. Eclectic and Inspiring

bohemian home office with green chair and red rug
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Plants are a great way to bring lushness into your abode as seen in this workspace belonging to Dabito from Old Brand New. Layering a warm kilim rug with a sophisticated, emerald leather chair produces a gorgeous home office guaranteed to inspire creativity.

8. Timeless Luxury

Art Deco details (such as herringbone patterned wood flooring and plaster ceiling ornamentation) shine in this space designed by Beatriz Silveira. Pops of color inject vibrancy, while velvet upholstery and a statement-making chandelier pull it all together.

9. Rustic Charm

Tufted green velvet sofa in front of red brick wall and rosy area rug
credit: Keiko Lynn

This jaw-dropping tufted emerald green sofa is definitely the star of the show in Keiko Lynn's living room. The rustic red brick wall decorated with an assortment of hanging guitars makes the perfect backdrop, while the rosy-hued area rug makes the ideal stage in this music lover's space.

10. Decadent Dining

dining nook with green walls and red furniture
credit: Simone McEwan

We are swooning over this dramatic dining nook designed by Simone McEwan as part of the exclusive, members only 67 Pall Mall Club in London. We could sit here for hours sipping wine enveloped among the rich green walls and decadent red upholstery.

11. Southwestern Flair

green bedroom with red Southwestern blanket
credit: Old Brand New

If you're not committed to living with the red and green color combo long-term, bedding is always an easy way to incorporate fun pops of color. Dabito from Old Brand New added a red Southwestern-inspired blanket to his bohemian guest bedroom to change things up.