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When you start creating your wedding registry, you might be a little surprised into how many home decor decisions have to be made.  The easy answer is to pretty much order everything in off-white and call it a day, but what's the fun in that?  Ideally, your registry should be a balance of needed household items, classic pieces, and a few trendy details.

Lately, it seems like we just can't get away from gold (not that we want to).  Here are some practical ways to incorporate this trend in your registry, while still putting items on your list that will last long past any fad.

Just like with bright color, trends are normally the accents in the room, rather than the primary focus (unless, of course, you have an enviable interior decorating budget). Register for classic pieces that fall into the big-ticket price range, and add gold accessories with a more affordable price tag. For example, these trays above would be perfect on an end table today, and later as holiday decor once the metallic trend fades.

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You can also select items that traditionally use a golden hue. For example, large mirrors (like the one above) over the fireplace are often framed in light metallics to brighten and expand the appearance of a room.

Your dining room is the best place to showcase this particular trend. Everything from barware to flatware can benefit from a little golden razzle-dazzle. Make sure to register for pieces that you are going to build your dining room around, and then add celebratory highballs and serving pieces to complete the look.

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White and gold dinnerware (like the set below) is really gorgeous, no matter what the current trend. Ideal for more formal entertaining, these will be used throughout your marriage for all sorts of special occasions. Accent them with gold pieces now, and other colors later, depending upon what style you favor.

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The smartest plan for your bedroom is to keep the more expensive pieces neutral and then embellish with pillows, shams, and throws.

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Around your room use little accents like you did in your living room. This black and gold jewelry box is sophisticated and luxe.

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If you love white and gold, but don't want to commit to too many accent pieces, use all-white decor in your bedroom or living room, and then select one big statement, like these wide print curtains. Easy to replace, this bold look will pack a minimalist punch!

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