6 Fresh Home Decor Themes That'll Define 2016

It may be early, but from the NY NOW trade show floor, we found a few emerging contenders for this year's top trends.

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Over 2,500 brands came to this year's NY NOW showcase to display their yearly and seasonal collections in home, gift, and lifestyle. 2016 has only just begun, but already the decor world is sensing a slight design shift, updating, reimagining, and building off of the most exciting designs and patterns from the previous year. Here are six prominent decor trends from NY NOW that you'll start seeing a whole lot more of in the coming seasons.

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Trend: Marbled Stone
marbled stone home decor ideas

1. Eleni Dinnerware Collection, $136 for set, ; 2. Raw Edge Onyx Bowl, $365, ; 3. Amare Stainless Steel Serving Set, $185,

Whether in material or simply in pattern, white marble has a substantial visual weight to it that evokes sophistication, wealth, and opulence. We saw it used mostly for tabletop and decorative display in alabaster and onyx, each cloudy-colored stone with its own unique veining. When kept small-scale, a marbled accent makes a refined, yet reserved statement in the modern home.

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Trend: Waves, Remixed
wave motif home decor trend

1. Navy/Mist Chambray Runner, $44, ; 2. Swirled Resin Bowl, $175, ; 3. Wave Table Lamp, $495,

Not only the of a certain rapper's upcoming album, but also one pattern that we're seeing over and over again, waves add both movement and a sense of tranquility to the home. This style works, even without an overarching maritime motif. Wave-like swirls, scallops, and gradients present infinite accenting possibilities, due to the versatile yet serene shades of blue.

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Trend: Italian Renaissance
Italian renaissance home decor trend

1. Palace Signoria 7-Piece Dinnerware Set, $211, ; 2. Yardley Side Table, price upon request, ; 3. Gold Acanthus Cachepot, $220, ; 4. Ladies Choice Tray Nude Sitting/Back, $20,

With the reemergence of marble pattern comes a renewed interest in Italian-inspired art and architecture. This interest manifests itself in column structures, laurel-leaf accents, tasteful nudes, and modular dinnerware made for never seeing the inside of a cabinet.

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Trend: Hands On
hands home decor trend

1. Brass Hand Clip, $30, ; 2. Peace Neon Sign, $275, ; 3. Brass Hand Sconce, $595, ; 4. Skeleton Hand Jewellery Tidy, $45,

Whether offbeat, macabre, or imbued with spiritual connotations, accentuating your decor with these disembodied digits speaks volumes about your style without saying a word. Part storybook quirk, part casual unconventionality, these clever, hand-shaped picks are sure to make guests do a double-take.

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Trend: Interior Colorblocking
interior color blocking home decor trend

1. Grace Basket, $40, ; 2. Morning Glory Porcelain Vase, $149, ; 3. Ombre Celedon Nesting Bowls, $180,

Those with an eye for playful contrast never miss a beat — the inside of a decorative vessel is a fabulous opportunity to inject an unexpected shade. These picks all at once display attention to detail as well as innovative craftsmanship.

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Trend: Animal Instincts
animal home decor trend

1. Birds by Toikka Anna, price upon request, ; 2. Blue Rabbit Sauce Dish, $4, ; 3. Large Covered Dish with Cheese Spreader, $270, ; 4. Zoola Cat Ring Holder, $8,

Adding a cheerful, whimsical touch, strategically-placed animal accents have a way of instantly lightening up the home. When decked in materials such as resin, glass or brass-plate, this menagerie is just right for everyday display. Go subtle, with a bunny-adorned sauce dish or a mini kitty to hold your baubles, or create more of a focal point by keeping a chic glass bird perched on the bookcase.

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