Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Pantone recently announced their color of the year for 2013, and we couldn't be happier with their pick. Emerald is a vibrant gem tone with the potential to add a refreshing twist to anything from housewares to furniture. If you're ready to add some of this year's hottest hue to your home, we're here to help with our picks for emerald home accents for every room.
Lighten — and brighten — any room with the help of this bold two-tone lampshade, with an emphasis on emerald (landofnod.com, $17). Neutral-hued rooms and surfaces will get a colorful boost from the pop of bold color, and we love the almost tie-dyed effect of the design.
Colorful stools can be a functional and stylish addition to any room in the house. They act as extra seating in a pinch or as somewhere to rest your feet. You can even use them to stack books or place lamps. We're partial to this vintage-inspired ceramic stool in emerald (horchow.com, $235). This piece can also be used outdoors and would make an eye-catching addition to any garden.
Feel good knowing you're giving back when you buy one of these adorable decorative owls (westelm.com, $14). For every one purchased, $5 goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign. The glazed ceramic piece comes in four shades, but we were instantly smitten with the one in emerald green.
Chilly days ahead call for more ways to stay warm while cuddled up on the couch. Add this season's new, go-to hue to your home when you pick up one of these colorful fringed wool throws (lordandtaylor.com, $150). Whether draped across the back of a couch or wrapped around your shoulders, it will make a cozy addition to your decor.
Candles add instant warmth and ambiance so having several decorative holders around is an easy way to decorate that doesn't require much effort. Add a grouping of these emerald-hued votives (macys.com, $35) to any table or a mantel, and you'll have a simple but elegant homage to Pantone's color of the year, not to mention a gorgeous glow.
If you want to splurge on a piece for your home that really stands out, we suggest starting with this sparkling Waterford Crystal vase in a rich shade of emerald (bloomingdales.com, $295). The stunning vase could easily stand alone but would look equally attractive filled with your favorite blooms.
One of the easiest ways to perk up a tired dresser is with new knobs. If you're looking for a subtle way to incorporate emerald into a room, why not start with these glass pulls with an antique twist (anthropologie.com, $6). They would provide an instant facelift for kitchen drawers, cabinets or even hall closets.
Bypass traditional coat racks and hooks and instead opt for something with wow factor. We love this wall-mounted metal rack in the shape of a bicycle and especially love the fact it comes in emerald green (urbanoutfitters.com, $14). Ideal for a teen's room or any household where there are some avid bikers.
How do you plan to add emerald to your home this year? Share in the comments below!
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