Maroon Accents: 5 Rooms that Get it Right

When used in excess, maroon can look heavy and outdated. But just a bit of maroon can be rich and glamorous, especially if your accent is a well-chosen chair or unusual pendant light.

  1. A smart combination of maroon, cream, and wood makes for an ultra-chic dining room in this London home. From Staffan Tollgard Design Group.
  2. This bright, welcoming living room features a classic maroon couch updated with pops of yellow and blue. From Elle Decor Japan.
  3. A gorgeous maroon rug is all the color needed in this minimalist bedroom in Antwerp. From Love Nordic.
  4. The openwork maroon pendant lamp adds an unexpected shot of color to an eclectic dining nook. HGTV via DecorPad.
  5. Elegant wood furniture upholstered in solid purple and maroon fabrics looks chic against glass windows and foliage. Michael Wee via Desire to Inspire.


(Image credits: Staffan Tollgard; Elle Decor Japan; Love Nordic; DecorPad; Desire to Inspire)

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.

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