Fall is my favorite time of year and I really love the bright colors of turning leaves. My favorite color among the fall leaves is by far red. Vibrant and bold, red is a color that stands out anywhere and calls out for your attention. During the cool months, red calls to mind the warmth of a roaring fire and conveys a cozy feeling. Whether you are looking to go bold or subtle, modern home accessories in red are sure to add just the right pop of color.
Red is considered an energizing color and is associated with the qualities of leadership, confidence, and a pioneering spirit. It is also a color that is closely associated with holidays and celebrations. Many eastern cultures consider red to be good luck and it is often a traditional color for weddings. Designers can incorporate red into their interior design to create a warm, cozy feeling or use it to make a dramatic statement. By using red selectively as an accent or as the focal point of the design, these varying impressions can be achieved. Here are my top picks for home accessories in Red.
Warm, cozy and bold describe the luxury of the Barcelona Blanket. A digital transformation of Cristian Zuzunaga’s hometown, the red and black pattern makes an strong statement on this throw blanket. Made from 100% merino wool, this blanket is super soft and thick like a favorite chunky sweater.
2. Blossom Pillow and Stately Static Pillow by Surya
Whether you are looking for a subtle feminine touch or bold graphics, the Blossom Pillow and Stately Static Pillow from Surya have you covered. Blossom’s overlapping felt flowers and deep red tone are playful and inviting. If graphics are more your style, you won’t go wrong with the bold red and white triangular patter of the Stately Static Pillow. Add to the bed, sofa or favorite chair for a comfortable and warm accent.
3. Miss K Table Lamp designed by Philippe Starck for Flos
Bright red with a subtle glow, the Miss K Table Lamp is definitely a showstopper. From the red tulip style base to the external diffuser that appears metallic until lit, this table lamp will truly shine in any room.
Display your treasured bottles of wine with the Noé Modular Bottle Holder. This modular wine rack can be expanded with additional units thanks to a groove connection on the base of each section. In a sophisticated dark red, Noé would look fantastic on the kitchen counter or bar.
Perk up your morning routine with the fabulous Taika Red Mugs. These ceramic coffee and tea mugs feature a charming design and white handle for a little extra pop. They arrive in a matching red tin gift box that can be used as an accent piece on a shelf, table or kitchen counter.
6. Miniature Bocca by Vitra
Quirky and unexpected, Miniature Bocca is a fun accessory piece. Modeled after the original Bocca sofa down to the finest detail, this scaled down version would add a fun pop-art vibe to a bookshelf or table.
7. Linen Eyelet Napkins by Coyuchi
Add a festive touch to the dinner table with these red linen napkins. Cloth napkins always add an extra level of indulgence to any meal. The Linen Eyelet Napkins come in a set of four so you can share a little luxury with friends.
8. Puzzle by Slide Design
Is it meant to be alone or part of a greater whole? The Puzzle accent piece is sure to be a conversation starter with its glossy red finish. Place it on a shelf or table as an interesting object, or combine it with other Puzzle pieces to create a design. You can even incorporate a soft glow if you pair it with the Puzzle Light. Fun and unexpected, Puzzle would be an adorable addition to a kids room as well.
Inspired by Alexander Girard’s extensive collection of folk art, Little Devil is a charming accent piece for any room in the home. From his mischievous expression to the simplistic shape, this wooden doll is absolutely charming and certainly out of the ordinary.
10. Mediterraneo Jars by Alessi
The Mediterraneo Jars would liven up any kitchen or bathroom counter. These glass storage containers make a strong impression with their beautiful coral design and shiny stainless steel lids.
11. Time Maze Wall Clock by Alessi
If you have read any of my previous post, you know that I just love clocks, and Time Maze is no exception. Designed by well-known architect Daniel Libesking, Time Maze explores the concept of time as an irregular path marked by sharp twists and turns. Truly unique, Time Maze embodies Lieskind’s architectural style through the negative and positive spaces created by the graphic red line. Hang it front and center for dramatic impact.
12. Scent Fire Diffuser by Tom Dixon
Who says accessories are only for looks? Our sense of smell has a profound effect on us psychologically and emotionally so it’s logical to surround ourselves with smells we enjoy. With the Scent Fire Diffuser you can do just that. Perfect for diffusing the accompanying oil, scented with smoky scorched timber and hot dry tarmac, this bright red glass diffuser embodies the colors and scents of fall.
Nicole is the Sr. Site Merchandiser for Accessories, Kids, and Textiles at YLiving. She is obsessed with great design in all forms with a special love for jewelry, wine bottle labels, and tableware. When she’s not exploring the many museums and art galleries of the Bay Area, Nicole spends time looking for and visiting obscure and unusual destinations (locally and abroad) while practicing her photography skills.