Peacock feathers first became a popular design motif during the Art Nouveau movement, and their rich iridescent hue and delicate silhouette continue to be a popular way to add a touch of exotic glamour to décor. But it can be all too easy to veer into tacky territory when using these multicolored feathers as a point of wedding style inspiration. So keep it classy: just a handful of peacock details should do the trick.

More peacock for your registry.

Feather in Plum Cream Peacock Rug, $1,082, Thomas Paul, couturerugs.com

Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Paul