You probably think that decorating with crystals has a way-hippy vibe. Once upon a time, you wouldn’t be wrong. And even if you’ve modernized your approach, it’s all too easy to go overboard, from “eccentric and bohemian” to “local psychic” if you’re not careful.
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But before you think too much into it, or start hitting up the neighborhood clairvoyant for design inspiration, geodes and agate aren’t just the thing of middle school science projects and fortune tellers. It’s something we’ve seen cropping up more and more in unexpected (and unexpectedly awesome) ways on the decor front.
Sure, there are some pretty high-commitment ways to decorate, like installing agate countertops or entire slabs of the stuff in places, but from a budget and trend-conscious standpoint, there’s an easier way to go about it.
Framed art, planters, and coasters are all super easy (and affordable!) ways to bring in an unexpected pop of color and an earthy vibe. We’ve rounded up a few easy ways to upgrade your home with this trend, whether actual geodes, or just inspired by the gorgeous swirls and rich jewel tones. And, pardon the pun, but we really think they rock.
Decorating with geodes (colorful crystals found at the center of some rocks) is a chic way to incorporate earthiness, texture, and color into your home.
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Easily the best-looking thing on your bookshelf.
Agate Geode Bookends, $199; at One King’s Lane
A glam-meets-geode paperweight will brighten up any workspace.
Gilded Amethyst Paperweight, $92; at Uncommon Goods
These coasters add a pop of color, while the silver lining makes them feel incredibly luxe.
Rablabs Lumino Coaster Set, $120; at Barneys
For a super affordable upgrade, simply frame a piece of marbled paper (like this one, from Paper Mojo) for an instant high-end effect.
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Upgrading your furniture hardware game is possibly the easiest upgrade ever, and it makes all the difference.
Swirled Agate Knob, $24; at Anthropologie
This is just asking to be made into a gallery wall.
Framed Agate Wall Décor Shadowbox, $245; at Horchow
If you really want to take your decoration to the next level, try a waterproof full-wall display.
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Though not exactly cheap, the custom-made wall design will make an impossible-to-miss statement.
Waterproof Geode Wall Design, price upon request; at Alex Turco
If hardcore rocks aren’t your jam, add a pop of color with a geode-inspired bath rug.
Geode Bath Rug, $325; at Neiman Marcus