Decorating & Entertaining Ideas

HGTV Calls Out Three
Hot Trends for Fall

Horn

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A Little Hint

A collection of polished-horn boxes is a subtle, sophisticated way to show off the gorgeous texture and color variations of the material without committing to an actual horn (though, dare we say, both together would look amazing). Stack up two or three boxes for some Instagram-worthy pattern play.

 

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A Fun Accent

When juxtaposed with sleek items sporting simplistic silhouettes (books, boxes, simple vases), a few casually placed horn pieces will create an effortlessly cool, richly layered tablescape. Their organic shapes and natural textures give them the rare ability to come off as elegant and down-to-earth in the same breath.

 

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A Major Statement

The golden rule of styling surfaces is to balance out long, low items (think trays, stacked books, and decorative bowls) with tall, thin ones (vases, candles, plants). And a horn or two, when stood vertically, is a can’t-be-missed accessory that’ll moonlight as a conversation starter when your pals are over for drinks. Look for designs on a stand or with a substantial base so they won’t tip over if accidentally hip-checked.

 

Hide

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A Little Hint

We get it: Not everyone’s on board with a full-on animal-print takeover. If you’d prefer to tiptoe on the wild side, play peek-a-boo with hide instead and use it in unexpected ways like on trays or around frames. Though many hides possess bold, graphic patterns, most feature a fall-friendly palette of blacks, whites, and browns that plays well with neutral and color-crazed rooms alike.

 

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A Fun Accent

Put away your summery throw pillows or bolsters, because a set of visually rich hide pillows propped up on the bed (or anywhere else for that matter) is a chic, comfy way to interpret the trend for fall. Since hide is such a touchy-feely material, pair the pillows with sleek linens for a fun textured-meets-smooth combo.

 

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A Major Statement

With their artlike patterns and organic shapes, there’s something so chic about a cowhide rug. Because they’re incredibly durable—virtually stain-proof and easy to clean—they make a smart choice for high-traffic areas like entryways, but they would also look smashing layered over the back of a couch. Pro tip: Rather than vacuuming it, sweep yours off with an upholstery brush.

 

Mother of Pearl

A Little Hint

Like a pair of pearl earrings, iridescent mother-of-pearl accessories add a touch of refinement and shine to any space. A mother-of-pearl box (or even a large abalone shell) is a fab way to corral your odds and ends on clutter-prone surfaces like vanities and coffee tables.

 

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A Fun Accent

If you love the look of those H-O-T mother-of-pearl tiled walls, but can’t swing the cost, a mirror edged in it will bring a hit of gleam and sheen to your space. Plus it’ll draw eyes to the frame as much as to what’s inside it.

 

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A Major Statement

Just can’t get enough of the subtle shine and glossy finish? Go big with a dresser inlaid with mother of pearl (or bone, which has a similar, though slightly more matte feel). It will look equally at home mixing it up with minimalist decor in a modern loft as it will rubbing elbows with prints and patterns in a boho-chic pad.

 

Haute Horn

Luxe Hide

Lovely Mother of Pearl

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