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11 Ways to Decorate With October’s Birthstone: Opal

Fall is officially here, people. You know what that means? It’s time to put away those pastels and florals and replace ’em with a more bold and shimmery trend. In honor of October’s birthstone, Opal, we’re bringing you our favorite iridescent and holographic decor ideas. From futuristic furniture to minimalist candles and lights, these glimmer-y beauties are just what you need to up your decor style game.


1. Candles: Let that iridescent light shine with these minimalist candle holders. They would look great on a dining table, mantel or bookshelf. (via OODE)

2. Holographic Throw Pillow ($35): We wouldn’t mind resting our heads on this shimmery, galaxy-like pillow.

3. Lamp ($275): Is it just us, or is this lamp reminiscent of a spaceship? Hang it above your dining table for a futuristic vibe.

4. Wall Shelves: Ditch those IKEA shelves for this more modern, multicolored option. These ones from Glas Italia are all kinds of awesome. (via @glasitalia)

5. Nebula Lamp ($1000): While this incredible lamp is worth quite the pretty penny, we’re pretty sure you could DIY one with a trip to your local hardware store.

6. Modern Art: Who knew cellophane in a lucite box could create art this amazing? Make a few of your own in different sizes and mount them to your gallery wall for an instant upgrade. (via Anselm Reyle)

7. Reality Piggy Bank ($200): Here, piggy, piggy. Snag this shimmery little guy for an adult version of your childhood fave.

8. Wallpaper: The holographic trend is alive and well in fashion, but now it’s breaking its way into the home decor world. Case in point? This incredible iridescent wallpaper. (via Sarah Moffat)

9. Soap Dish: A dish this cool should be placed in every room of the house. Use it for soap, jewelry, office supplies, whatever. (via Chris 1/Etsy)

10. 3D Art: If Lisa Frank got into modern art, this is what it would look like. 3D art FTW! (via Jen Stark)

11. Tables: It doesn’t get much more futuristic-chic than this side table. We’ll take three, please. (via Glas Italia)

Do you have any opal hues in your home? Looking to add any of these to your space? Let us know in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*