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9 Ways to Decorate With December’s Birthstone: Turquoise

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!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)