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14 Glamorous ways to grab the gilded decor trend

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Jump on the gold gilded decor trend of 2015 to turn your most basic, plain piece into an eye-catching accent feature. Here are some glamorous DIY ideas to get you started.

1. Agate and gold jewelry box

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For a super chic look, combine a gemstone with gold and create a gilded jewelry box fit for royalty. It's like something you'd find in a designer magazine, without the hefty price tag!

2. Gilded Mason jar vase

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Here's one for those shabby chic fans! Take a Mason jar or any up-cycled glass container, and add a leafy layer of gold to create the perfect chippy romantic vase for some colorful blooms.

3. Himmeli candle holders in gold

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Add romantic lighting to any dinner with these gorgeous candle holders. You could use copper tubing for this exotic luminary, but this DIYer found a much easier, much cheaper shortcut!

4. Gold oyster dish

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The great thing about gold? You can take something that's downright unattractive and give it a new life, like these golden oyster shell dishes which went from trash to treasure with a gold-brushed facelift.

5. Gold fern wall decor

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For stunning wall decor, borrow some beautiful elements from nature and add a touch of glimmer. Choose your favorite leaf varieties, then simply paint them and frame them!

6. DIY golden magnet letters

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Turn toddler toys into chic kitchen decoration, by updating your collection of magnetic rainbow letters with a layer of gold spray paint! Now it won't matter if the letters are arranged or not, they'll still look like art.

7. Decorative firewood

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Lots of people like to have a basket of decorative firewood, especially if they've got a faux fireplace. Well, fireplace or not, this basket of gold-tipped logs would look great in any home.

8. Plant pots with gold details

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If you've ever searched for a way to pretty up your terracotta pots, here's the idea you were wishing for. Add liquid gold leafing to pots with lively succulents for a houseplant upgrade to match the year’s trends.

9. Gold leaf desk accessories

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These dollar store desk accessories were the perfect price, and easy to upgrade using gold leaf treatment to take them from bland to bold. Remember: You can dress any ol' thing up in metallics.

10. Golden serving tray

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Perfect for serving drinks at a dinner party or displaying books on a coffee table, this gold leaf covered serving tray has all the roaring '20s glam that's making a comeback in 2015.

11. Gold-dipped bar stools

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This gold trendwave isn't just for those small decorative items; amp up your gold game by joining the trendsetters and adding some gold-dipped style to your furniture too.

12. Gold detailed organizer board

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Not only is this clever organizer DIY trendy, it's New Year's-appropriate, with all the convenience you need to help you get (and stay) organized for the new year. Nothing's quite as satisfying as functional decor.

13. Gilded sea shells

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Make a quick stop at the craft store, or take a day to chill on the beach; wherever you go to get it, your seashell collection deserves a little dressing up for the new year, wouldn't you say?

14. Trash can light goes gold

Image: Hometalkers Denise and Leslie/Chaotically Creative Co.

This one's a golden tip with a bonus up-cycling opportunity: Turn a plain wire or mesh trash can into glamour-chic lighting by painting it gold and outfitting it with a lighting fixture!

Stay up-to-trend this year by checking out more home decor ideas over at Hometalk!

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