Jewel-Toned Décor Is the Perfect Accent—And These Pieces Are Proof

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They say you should fill your home with things you love—and while that may look different for everyone, it's hard to deny that a pop of color is sure to make you smile. Especially if it's a gorgeous, on-trend jewel tone that'll make a subtle yet beautiful statement in your space.

Jewel tones, which are the colors of vibrant gemstones like sapphire, emerald, and citrine, are richly saturated, luxurious, and plenty of fun. They're the opposite of light, muted hues that have reigned supreme during the past few years of minimalism-focused design, and are gaining popularity as the design pendulum shifts to maximalism. From bedding to decorative accents to furniture, there are tons of ways to incorporate it into your space.

Here, the best jewel-toned décor.

West Elm Lush Tack Stitch Quilt and Shams

Lush Velvet Tack Stitch Quilt & Shams

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For starters, treat yourself with some sumptuous jewel-toned bedding. The Lush Tack Stitch Quilt and Shams from West Elm are a perfect choice—and they're available in several statement-making hues, like ruby, copper, gold, and deep green.

Made from velvet, this bedding features texture galore, particularly with the tack stitching that provides a dimpled finish. You can combine the quilt and shams for a full set, or buy each individually if you want to mix-and-match with other bedding you already have.

Lulu and Georgia Belmont Sofa

Lulu and Georgia Belmont Sofa

Sofas are not only a big investment, but they’re also the centerpiece of your living room, so it's understandable that you might be a little hesitant to go too bold with yours. But hear us out—colorful sofas like the Belmont Sofa from Lulu and Georgia and Ginny Macdonald are a fabulous, eye-catching addition to any room.

This sofa has a simple, boxy profile, which really lets the color stand out as the star of the show. Upholstered in velvet—a common material to showcase jewel tones—it will instantly kick your room up a notch on the opulence ladder. You can even elevate the look with jewel-toned pillows and throws.

Abyss Super Line Towels

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Abyss Super Pile Bath Towel (28" x 54") - White (100)
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The bathroom might be an overlooked space when it comes to decorating, but it’s one of the easiest places to make quick design changes on a whim. While you can get a new shower curtain or a few bathroom accessories, towels like the Abyss Super Line Towels are a great place to start.

Available in over 30 colors and six sizes, these towels actually add to the decorative nature of your bathroom—for example, the Marina Blue is a great example of a jewel tone. They're very expensive, but made from super absorbent, plush Egyptian cotton so they'll hold up for years.

For an accent piece that also makes a statement, don't miss the Edie Parker Vanity Tray in Malachite. This striking piece is hand-poured to create a swirled, almost marbled effect that's perfect for odds and ends. Place it on your coffee table, console, or ottoman—it could even work well on a desk or a vanity to help keep things nice and tidy.

Sand Snow Linen Stonewashed Curtains

mustard linen curtains

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While many jewel-toned textiles are velvet, that’s not the only material you can use to get a bright and bold effect. Take the Stonewashed Curtains by Sand Snow Linen, for example, which demonstrate that vibrant hues can work well with lighter fabrics like linen.

In this case, the curtains are thin enough that light can filter through, preventing your room from going full black-out as it might with velvet. And while they're available in tons of sizes and colors, you can also customize your own set so they're the perfect fit for your windows.

Interior Define Ms. Chesterfield Accent Chair

Accent Chair

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One of the best things about Interior Define is that each and every one of its furniture pieces is highly customizable, especially when it comes to upholstery. If you’re looking for a luxe jewel-toned chair, consider the Ms. Chesterfield Accent Chair in the Bordeaux Mod Velvet fabric.

Ideal for a moody wood-paneled study or as an accent in a neutral living room, this deep ruby chair simply oozes luxury. There are other jewel-toned upholstery options too, including the emerald-like Spruce and sapphire-like Cobalt, and you can order samples if you're on the fence.

Graham & Brown Jardin Teal Wallpaper

Graham & Brown Jardin Teal Wallpaper

Feeling courageous? Try a bold jewel-toned wallpaper, like Graham & Brown’s Jardin Wallpaper. The design features colorful birds set against floral graphics for a unique contrast. The pattern certainly gives off a bright and bold maximalist look, but it could also work as an accent wall in a bedroom or bathroom if you want to tone it down. If you go big on the walls, however, consider keeping the rest of your décor a little more subdued to even out the impact.

Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket

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One quick and easy way to spruce up your space's décor is by adding a new throw to your sofa or bed. And if you want one with a bold color, consider Anthropologie’s Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket in Ochre.

The bright and beautiful citrine hue contrasts with the cozy faux fur material, making it a versatile piece that can be used in all seasons. And while the color makes for a cheery addition to your space, the 70 x 60-inch style is also offered in more neutral hues as well.

Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets

Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets

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California-cool home brand Coyuchi is known for its all-organic luxury linens, including its ultra-soft Crinkled Percale Sheets. Like linen, the crinkled percale is designed to have a rumpled look, making for lovely casual bedding—it’s far different from the velvet options that are more common with jewel-toned textiles.

The sheets are offered in a variety of colors, from neutral tones to vibrant teal. The sheets are GOTS and Fair Trade certified, in keeping with Coyuchi’s dedication to social and environmental sustainability. The sheets are also shipped in reusable cotton bags to help cut down on single-use plastics.

Karen Jai Home Beverly Pillow

Beverly Pillow

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One of the easiest ways to introduce jewel tones into your space is via throw pillows, which are usually pretty affordable and easy to swap out when you need a change. In the case of Karen Jai Home's Beverly Pillow, you don't even need to buy a brand new pillow—the cover is a simple way to change up the look of ones you already have, as well as try a color out in your space. And if you don't have a pillow insert handy, you can add one to your purchase.