Trendwatch: Red hot

For interiors that can take the heat

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Red is having a revival. You may need to some stealth to embrace it, however. “If you’re going to paint your entire room red, you have to be a pretty strong and committed person,” says interior designer Rachel Laxer. “Even just a punch of it can change the room entirely. It’s good to start subtly.” She suggests using accessories; such as a red cashmere throw, or a chair or lamp. “Too much of anything is just not chic.”

Bølling Tray Table, £449, Hans Bølling for Brdr. Krüger (stockists include Moleta Munro); ‘1970’ Cushion Cover in Red, £150, Bella Freud (stockists include The Conran Shop); Red Three Panel Shutter, from £299 per sqm, Shutterly Fabulous

Brandon large sofa in Meadow Crimson, from £975, Sofa Workshop

Les Zèbres change tray, £345, Hermès; Taos Rug in Wild Oat, £2,650 Ralph Lauren Home

Bell, £POA, Axolight; Firenze wall clock, £49, Alessi

Churchill 3 Seater sofa, £3,139, Sofas by Saxon

Soft Chair, around £401, Daniel Emma; Extra Large Classic Floor Lamp, £119.95, Restoration Yard

Carnival wall tile in Fiesta, £79.20 per sqm, Fired Earth; Poly XO chair, £500, Bonaldo; Tomato Sauce Bottle, £2.25, Sainsbury’s Home