A touch of metallic can add instant glamour to any home, too much gold or silver, on the other hand, can begin to look tacky. It’s important that you strike the right balance here and use coloured metallics to add subtle touches without going overboard. When incorporating gold and coloured metallics into your home, try and stick to these useful interior decorating tips…
Mix your metals
While many people are afraid to mix gold with silver, or bronze, mixing metals isn’t the sin it used to be. In fact, this is a strong interior statement that can look both classy and contemporary if executed correctly. If you’re still not convinced, and apprehensive to mix it up, try mixing the same colour metals (for example, gold) but in different textures, such as polished, brushed and so on.
It’s all in the accessories
It’s all in the details, and sometimes less definitely means more. When decorating with coloured metallics, it’s a good idea to begin with accessories. This way, you can get a taster for the trend and you’re not stuck with a bright gold chair that you’ll regret a few months down the line. Start with accessories such as lamps, plant pots, vases, and wall hooks for a nod to the metallic trend.
Stick to a neutral colour palette
If you’re teaming metallics with bright primary colours, you’re going to give yourself a headache. Metallics work best with neutral tones such as grey, white and taupe. Or you could go for a monochrome look and team gold accessories with black for a slick, contemporary vibe.
Be wary of trends
Gold and silver are here to stay, but be wary of trends that might be old news in a year’s time. Copper, for example, had a big moment for a few years but is generally seen as a bit overdone now. Unless you’ve got cash to burn, it’s best to stick to the classics that you know won’t date any time soon.
Furnish with bedside tables
Metallics can give your bedroom a chic and glamorous upgrade! Styling with bedside tables can transform your room to provide that boutique hotel feel. A silver nightstand on each side of your bed can provide an elegant touch without looking too over the top. Keep your room tidy with a bed that provides plenty of storage from the likes of the Divan Beds Centre.
Refresh your bedding
Sleep like royalty with beautiful gold bedding that’s fit for a prince and princess. Look for a metallic floral pattern, and ensure the rest of your room is fairly neutral as not to overdo it and look too garish. Metallic bedsheets with metallic nightstands and lamps will give you nightmares, it’s all about those subtle touches.
Hang a contemporary pendant
If you want to add a few luxe gold touches to your lounge but you’re not sure where to start, begin with a statement pendant light. Brushed gold will look great with most colour palettes, creating a contemporary look and bold statement. It will provide just enough shine to your room without turning your home into a house of mirrors.
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