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The best red accents for your home

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we thought we’d get you in the mood for love with some hand-picked stylish home accessories for every room in the house — all in romantic red.

In the living room

Quilted pillow

Quilted pillow | Sheknows.ca

Add a pop of bold colour to your couch with the help of some red quilted pillows. We love the thick weave, which adds texture and makes these vibrant pillows perfect for cuddling up to. (cb2.com, $40)

Ceramic stool

Ceramic stool | Sheknows.ca

Easily create extra seating in any room by adding a decorative yet functional ceramic stool. When not in use, it makes a bright yet elegant living room accent. (potterybarn.com, $278)

Red coral print

Red coral print | Sheknows.ca

Feel like you’re at the beach every time you happen to glance at this intricate print featuring a splash of red coral. The wall-worthy piece of art adds an eye-catching dash of colour to any neutral living room wall. (westelm.com, $209)

Red chest

Red chest | Sheknows.ca

Looking to give your living space a facelift while creating additional storage? We suggest this sleek chest in a get-noticed shade of red. It might be a large accent piece, but it offers roomy drawers and a fantastic pop of colour. (cb2.com, $499)

In the bedroom

Storage baskets

Storage baskets | Sheknows.ca

Bedrooms can get cluttered. Avoid a constant stream of chaos by enlisting some storage baskets to catch the runoff. We’re partial to these cute red baskets (pier1.com, $14 to $20) that look great while helping you maintain a tidy sleeping space.

Mini task lamp

Mini task lamp | Sheknows.ca

Bedside lamps don’t need to be boring. In fact, we love the idea of illuminating your side of the bed with something bright. This bold red mini task lamp (westelm.com, $115) in powder-coated metal has a unique shape and swivels to where you need light most.

Plaid throw

Plaid throw | Sheknows.ca

If you have a neutral bedspread or quilt, add some Valentine-ready colour to the space with the help of a cozy red and white plaid throw (zarahome.com, $60). Not only will it help keep you warm on chilly nights, but it looks great as a bedroom accent.

Flameless candles

Flameless candles | Sheknows.ca

Create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom without worrying about starting a fire by trading traditional candles for these flameless, smokeless wax candles in a romantic shade of red (potterybarn.com, $32).

In the kitchen

Serving tray

Serving tray | Sheknows.ca

You can either display this colourful red serving tray on the kitchen counter or use it to serve Valentine’s Day treats to your family. It adds a punch of colour on its own, or you can fill it with decorative items or trinkets. (crateandbarrel.com, $42)

Wide-mouth vase

Wide mouth vase | Sheknows.ca

A couple of these handmade wide-mouth vases on the window sill or kitchen table would make for a visually appealing addition to any kitchen, especially one done in a neutral palette. Fill them with white blooms or fresh herbs. (cb2.com, $11)

Stoneware bowl

Stoneware bowl | Sheknows.ca

Whether you’re serving a family-style meal and need a large vessel to get the goods to the table or you want to house seasonal fruit on the kitchen table, we suggest using this glazed stoneware bowl (potterybarn.com, $45).

Oil and vinegar bottles

Oil and vinegar bottles | Sheknows.ca

There’s no need to keep your oil and vinegar out of sight when they’re in these elegant, handcrafted ceramic bottles. The rich red hue will help add some colour to your countertop. (pier1.com, $16)

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