Crystals are having quite the moment in home décor, and I for one am thrilled they are receiving the mainstream attention they deserve. For starters crystals are beautiful. Mother nature truly is the most gifted artist, and there is a reason her work is oft imitated. Secondly, if you are open to it, they can create more harmony in your home.
For those who are open to the idea that crystals provide healing energies, using them in home décor is a great way to incorporate their benefits into your everyday life and energy of your home. If you are looking for specific crystal healing to address certain needs, my recommendation is to go to a proper crystal store and pick out the stones you most connect with. However, even if crystal healing isn’t your thing, and you aren’t ready to completely deck out your home, that is totally fine. If you can regard a crystal (or any natural element for that matter) that the earth created, and appreciate its beauty, in my opinion that is the most important thing. You see, in our current world where we are constantly bombarded with new technologies and manmade advances we are getting further and further away from our connection to the earth. If having a crystal in your home does nothing more than remind you of nature and in turn the interconnectedness of all things on this planet, it will have fulfilled its purpose. Next time you see natural elements in decor try to remember that lesson: there is a connection between everything! If you are open to the idea that crystals are beautiful and reminders of our connections on earth and can also have a positive impact on the energy in your home, even better. An open mind, is the best mind in my book!
There are so many options right now to incorporate crystals into your home décor in big and little ways, and items are more accessible than ever. In fact crystal elements can be found at almost all of the mainstream home design flagships these days. So no matter what your beliefs might be on the power of crystals, chances are high you will be able to find a crystal/stone element you connect with. Take the West Elm selenite bookends pictured above, they are an example of crystals that everyone could easily incorporate into their home. These particular bookends are no longer available at West Elm, but I found an almost identical style at Wayfair. The selenite is incredibly neutral and adds a natural detail that pairs well with the fancier (my favorite word) elements such as the gold bookshelf and crystal decanter. The example above also showcases how easy it is to mix and match different elements (manmade vs. natural). When it comes to home design, the only limitation is your imagination (love a good rhyme). The most important thing about your home is that you feel comfortable and connected, and crystals can be a great tool to help you get closer to achieving both goals.