December (aka the twinkling holiday month spent celebrating and gifting with family and friends) is finally here, and you’re reminiscing over the awesomeness that was 2015. Before trading in those calendars for a new year, try updating your space with a bold, quintessential winter color: turquoise. Whether you celebrate your #bday this month or not, this cool, season-perfect hue is something everyone can enjoy. Grab a little inspo from these nine ways to decorate with December’s birthstone.

1. Statement Wall: This is a great semi-permanent decor idea. One wall is definitely easier (and faster) to paint than four walls, plus it’s easy to swap out for another seasonal color come springtime. Think of it as the ever-changing mood ring of your room. (Photo via Brooke Holm)

2. Floor Poufs: Extra seating is always a major must during the holidays, which makes choosing some poufs in a turquoise color the most perfect option. It’s a versatile decor item to add to any living room and can work either year-round or just for wintertime. (Photo via Tessa Neustadt)

3. Bold Dresser: Give any old dresser a major makeover by grabbing some turquoise paint and some eclectic drawer pulls to create a bright new look. (via Caden Lane)

4. Stove: Whether you’re renovating your home or your oven broke down after shoving one too many giant turkeys in it for the holidays, this vintage-looking stovetop is a unique, though slightly more permanent way to add a turquoise hue to your kitchen. It’s balanced out by additional pops of turquoise in the open shelving decor and quartz countertops. (via Cortney Bishop)

5. Couch: Breathe new life into your space by stepping away from 50 shades of beige and introducing a blue-hued sofa to your home. (Photo via Laure Joliet)

6. Abstract Artwork: Whether you buy or DIY, artwork is a beautiful way to play with turquoise. If you prefer to make your own artwork, buy paint in the colors already present in your home, along with turquoise and a few complementary colors, then go to work! (Photo via Laure Joliet)

7. Bold Chandelier: Yes, this is a slightly more retro (and magical) option, but really any turquoise-hued chandelier or lighting option can work wonders. (Photo via Decoratrix)

8. Wall Clock ($30): Not only does this clock lend itself especially well to the whole December “birthstone” idea, but it’s also a great way to count the seconds ’til midnight.

9. Area Rug ($609): For some added coziness, place this area rug in the center of all the holiday buzz.

What’s your favorite way to use this color in your home (or life)? Let us know in the comments below!