The Monthly Edition: Ruby Red July

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‘Tis the month of July and we’ve gathered the best décor finds to celebrate this month’s gorgeous birthstone – the ruby.

Whether it’s for your birthday, someone else’s, or if you’re just crazy for colour, everyone will find something to fall hopelessly in love with in this month’s ruby red edition.

L to R: Ceramic Tapered Vase in red, Baobab Jewellery Tree in red, Recycled Glass Square Wide Bottle Vase, available online at Zanui.

Gemstones and their representative zodiacs trace back to ancient times, when it was believed that special powers were associated with wearing the gemstone corresponding to an individual’s birth month.

Being unchanged for over a hundred years (and with an existence of thousands!), the birthstone is here to stay whether worn for belief, tradition or fashion.

We’re about to show you how to use the ruby’s special powers to transform your style, décor and home.

Newtons Quarters (Red)
Newton’s Quarters Reds Canvas Print, available online at Zanui.

Vibrant ruby red is associated with passion, love and mystery. It’s captivating and alluring, and sure to attract attention. The key to using its vibrancy in your home is to treat it like the high-quality, rare gem it is – carefully and lovingly.

Centre it

Turn your centrepieces into statement pieces by keeping it simple and adding powerful colour for dimension. Simplicity keeps your space elegant and allows colour to speak for itself. Ditch your stack of outdated magazines and centre your table with a divine vase or decorative bowl.

Ruutu Vase, Cranberry, 18cm and Ruutu Vase, Clear, available in various sizes from iittala.

Make it exotic

We love that ruby colour can shift the entire aesthetic in a room. Create a relaxing mood with exotic Moroccan-inspired pieces that ooze the mystery of the stunning gem. Opt for ottomans, hammocks and throws to fill your space with warmth and bohemian-luxe looks.

L to R: Ryuk Hand Knotted Persian OttomanSarov Hand Knotted Persian Patchwork Ottoman and Laza Hand Knotted Persian Ottoman from Rug Republic.

Explore with it

Don’t be afraid to extend the royal colour to your walls or floors. Ruby pairs well with dimension, just like in its natural form. Choose a plush rug or an artwork with textural effects to complement your existing décor.

Orlando Shag Rug in red, available online at Zanui.

Be sure to not drape the entire room in ruby tones, as this can be overwhelming for the eye. The beauty of the ruby is that it can stand alone. Opt for one standout piece and use your surroundings to complement it.

Make it moody

Ruby red is a widely popular colour for candle holders and rightly so. There is something romantic and soothing about the subtle glow of a shadowy candlelight in a deep tone. A big bonus here is that they also make great gifts. Spoil your loved ones with something they can utilise in any part of the home.

L to R: Hurricane Candle Holder in red, Onion Candle Holder with Folding Handle in red and Fez Lantern in red, from Casa Uno.

Rubies are magnetising and enchanting, known for their hypnotising beauty – there’s a sure reason why they’re precious gems. Try trickling some ruby traces on your bedding or over your furniture and see the magic for yourself…

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.