The 5 Home Decor Trends That Defined 2015

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It was a controversial year in interior design: Marsala was Pantone’s chosen color, Memphis design had a major resurgence and wallpaper became hotter than ever. But not all of 2015’s trends were a point of contention. We saw an uptick in the use of natural materials, the dawn of two new vibrant patterns and there’s officially a new It rug on the scene. Here we’ve rounded up the five hottest décor moments (for you to see and shop) that we hope will stick around well into 2016.

Marble + Metal
This year, marble met its new best friend: metal. Designers paired the luxe stone with brass, copper and gold detailing to create decor accents for every room in the house—ranging from side tables to wall hooks.

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Katy Skelton 'Zelda' table, $575;

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World Market desk lamp, $50;

Tropical Motifs
Move over succulents and cacti, 2015’s green obsession was of the tropical persuasion. Palms and monsteras found a place in the home in the form of wall art, throw pillows, and even potted versions of the real deal.

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Tabula Rasa travel blanket, $395;

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Justina Blakeney 'Aja' wallpaper, $190/roll;

Natural Materials
The design world decided to go au natural this year, opting for materials like cork, raffia and rattan for their interior designs. Expect to see this one continue well into 2016—we don’t see the trend going away anytime soon.

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The Citizenry handwoven basket, $85;

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Ikea cork stool, $49;

Painterly Prints
Abstract, brushstroke patterns with an emphasis on fields of color (the more, the better!) were this year’s print of choice. And, the designs weren’t limited to wall art—even rugs and throw pillows got the artistic treatment.

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Leif 'Floral Movement' pillow, $85;

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Mande 'The Mountains Before Us' print, $190;

Persian and Turkish Rugs
We’re not staying you should get rid of your Moroccan rugs or anything, but there’s a new hot floor covering in town. Intricately detailed styles inspired by traditional Persian and Turkish rugs were all the rage in 2015.

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West Elm distressed arabesque rug, from $249;

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Jayson Home and Garden vintage Oushak rug, $2095;

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