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Ruby red accessories will lift any room - in small quantities or huge doses

Sure you used to love your home….

The blissful honeymoon period where you marvelled at the extra space, admired the view from the upstairs window, and spent hours on t’internet trying to identify that red and lime green plant in the back corner of your garden.

But now, the magic is gone.  It’s become tired.  A bit dull and in need of a facelift.

So here are eight simple ways to bring the magic back, using rich ruby red as inspiration, in honour of July birthdays and their ruby birthstone.

Fabric is my guilty pleasure.  Show me a shop full of giant rolls of linen and cotton and I’ll show you a credit card and a giant eco-shopping bag to carry them in.

So this particular element of homewares was a pleasure to research.

You don’t need to purchase an expensive new three piece suite, or 100% wool rug to bring a burst of freshness to your home.

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If you’re not that much of a dab hand with a needle and thread, buy something soft and pretty that’s already made for you.

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But if you’re not sure about the extravagance of Turkish towels and bamboo bath mats, take mini steps with these little touches that will help rekindle the love of your home.

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So do you believe me?  That there really is no reason to neglect your nest – keep it feathered with simple accessories.

PS And if you just can’t decide which of these beautiful ruby-inspired items to share your home with, put on some red shoes, a red dress, some red lipstick and you won’t really care what type of plants are growing in your garden.

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