Zara Home’s Holiday Decorations Are Unexpectedly Simple (And Seriously Stunning)

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When you think of holiday home décor, gold is probably the first thing that comes to mind. The glamorous metallic is everywhere, either as a shade, metal, or oftentimes just pure glitter. But styling dramatic and glitzy holiday decorations in your home can easily go awry — too upscale can be out of place, and too casual can make your mantel more Pinterest-craft-gone-wrong than sophisticated. Striking exactly the right balance between luxe and cozy, the Zara Home holiday collection's gold pieces are the glam-but-simple decorations you need to style your home for the holidays.

Like a golden glow accents a lit candle, the Zara Home collection keeps its gold in the details as a way to highlight each piece's overall beauty. Even small elements, like Zara Home's linen napkins, only feature a crosshatching of gold print in contrast to the natural linen's off white. But the delicate hand lets what gold is there shine extra bright, and at $35.90, will become an heirloom set drawn out each holiday season.

The collection's pieces that are entirely gold are finished with equally attention-grabbing details, and created to accent what they surround, like this gleaming gold charger plate. Retailing for $9.90 on Zara Home, the plate's vintage-inspired shape will peek out from whatever you rest on it for a minimal pop of gold.

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The beauty goes beyond the dining room, though. Zara Home included pretty gold pieces that can be placed anywhere in your home, but most perfectly around your fire. Mantel styling can be tricky, but the collection's gold statement objects will make it easy for you this year; just arrange this star-shaped gold tealight holder ($17.90) and a few golden transfer tealight holders ($9.90) among sweeping pine fronds or airy eucalyptus branches for an instantly polished living room centerpiece.

Whether you're trying to fit a Christmas tree in a Brooklyn apartment or you prefer minimal tree decorating, Zara Home's holiday collection has simple gold ornaments that will add sparkle to your greenery without cluttering your space. A tree covered exclusively in the star-shaped ornaments would captivate guests, and the negative space keeps the design open and interesting — and for a pack of three at $9.90, it's especially affordable. For a variety of shapes, add dimension and warm wishes to your tree with these sequin and glitter ornaments for $17.90. Covered in holiday cheer and filled with gold sequins, these ornaments are poised to be the focal points of your tree's decor.

Once you finish decorating, cuddle up by the fire with these gold wine glasses. At $9.90, they're one of the best scores from the holiday collection, and the mid-century modern Atomic design makes the gold look like stars. The design is echoed across the Zara Home collection, in bottles and cake dishes, for those that love a consistent print across their tableware.

The entire Zara Home holiday editorial is full of holiday decorating ideas, so keep scrolling for the best gold pieces from the collection before heading over to the website for styling inspiration.