As I love searching for affordable home decor products and like to highlight high street buys, as well as designer interior brands, I was pleased to be asked to take part in another High Street Hunter challenge, for VoucherCodes Most Wanted online magazine. This time it’s all about autumn.
The autumn 2013 products have well and truly hit the high street and the shops are full of new ideas. One of the product trends that I’m loving at the moment is that of metallic accents – particularly burnished gold and shiny copper.
These metallics are perfect for the season, especially as they evoke the rich colours of crunchy autumn leaves. In addition, it’s a trend that effectively works alongside many other décor schemes, so you don’t have to worry about completely re-decorating or changing too much, which is ideal if you have limited funds. In fact, to avoid over blinging your home, it’s a trend best used in moderation.
A few choice accessories, such as a gold or copper lamp base, vase, light, mirror, cushions or candle holders are all you need to bring the metallic trend into your home.
Gold and copper accents mix well with other colours, patterns, natural shades or black and white, and add a touch of luxe to interiors.
Lots of designer home pieces make use of copper and gold materials and come with rather hefty price tags, but metallic home accents are widely available on the high street too. Why pay a fortune, when you could adopt this trend for a fraction of the price?
All of the items I’ve featured cost under £80 each, with many of them available to snap up for a lot less than that, so take a look at these beauties and get shopping!
My top metallic accent high street buys
1. This Nova copper ball table lamp from John Lewis is my favourite piece. It definitely looks like it should cost more than £50 and looks brilliant when lit up.
2. These gold tealight candle holders are really pretty. They’re super affordable too, at only £3 each from Asda, and are crying out to be grouped together in multiples.
3. Bhs is a firm favourite for stylish lighting, and this contemporary metallic Haddon table lamp doesn’t disappoint. It’s £56.
4. You can never have enough storage boxes and baskets and this gold basket, with its contrasting black lining, offers heaps of storage possibilities. It’s priced at £19.99.
5. Another lamp base that I couldn’t resist, as it’s a gorgeous hammered copper. The Squoval is the most expensive item, coming in at exactly £80, but it adds a wonderful touch of luxury.
6. I love the decorative open weave of this gold basket, which would be perfect to use as a fruit bowl. It’s £25.99.
7. The most blingy item of them all is this copper sequin cushion. I’d mix it with solid colour and patterned cushions, in turquoise or teal blue, to add contrast and texture to a sofa. The cushion is cover is £9.99 from H&M.
8. It’s amazing how much furniture can be changed simply by altering the knobs or handles. These decorative gold handles are only £4.99 per pair from Zara Home.
9. A modern alternative to the traditional copper kettle, this Morphy Richards version is stylish and functional. It’s £34.99 from John Lewis.