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The colour of love in your home

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Romantic red decor inspiration

From SheKnows Australia
Get your home smoking hot with the colour of love this Valentine's day. It's a great time of year to let romance take hold, and romantic red is just the right colour to refresh your home.
Red bedroom decor

Forget Christmas and Easter for being at the top of the list when it comes to fun times of year to decorate, Valentine's Day offers all the inspiration you need to give your home a romantic flair with decor inspired by the colour of love.

It's not all about hearts and roses, there are some gorgeous accessories that can give any room in your home a gorgeous hint of romance and warmth.

About the colour red

While sometimes known as the colour of rage, red is most commonly known as the colour of love. It is the warmest of all colours and is often a favourite of extroverts. When used throughout your daily life it serves to increase enthusiasm, interest and passion.

Uses for the colour red around your home

Feature walls: While it may seem bold, a red feature wall in the home can represent passion and prosperity. It can bring a lovely splash of colour to an otherwise dull room. Keep remaining walls neutral and place contrasting pieces in the room for a balanced look.

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Cushions and throws

One of the easiest ways to enhance any room decor is with a variety of cushions and throws. The best part is they are so easily changed so your room is easily modified to suit your mood. Steer clear of mass produced items and instead choose custom pieces such as the following:

Red rose pillow

Red roses cushion cover $20.00 via Madeit. In red and pink with coordinating fabrics on front and rear. This large rose print offers a softened blend of red, perfect for a splash of red without being overwhelming

Red knit throw

This gorgeous red, hand-knitted throw rug by Behind My Picket Fence is available on Etsy for around $150. Not only does it add warmth by colour, but the handmade snuggly feel is perfect for a cozy lounge room setting.

Red owl mobile

Keep an open mind about the introduction of red into other rooms including children's rooms or nurseries. Keep an eye out for products like this gorgeous handmade red owl mobile by The Bear and The Whale on Madeit. It has gorgeous red features that would make a lovely change from traditional baby colours.

Kitchen aid red mixer

In the kitchen, products like KitchenAid's candy apple red mixer help you to add a splash of gorgeous colour to your cooking space. Stylish enough to leave out on your kitchen bench, it gives a warm feeling to the heart of your home.

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