Metallic accents aren’t just for the holidays. Thanks to these six easy tips, you can open up your home to metallic décor and watch it sparkle all year long.
Start small: If you’re looking to incorporate metallic décor without making too much of a splash, consider adding hints of the glistening colour in small doses. Look for gold or silver vases, lamps or napkin sets to enliven a dining room in a flash.
Mix and match: While you may gravitate towards either all silver or all gold for a room, don’t be afraid to combine the two. Create a visually appealing space by picking up accessories in both metallic shades – just keep one colour more dominant for a clean sheen.
Spread it out: Bold, bright objects can quickly draw the eye to one spot, so be sure to separate several metallic trimmings throughout the room to keep the space balanced (and looking luxe all over).
Use it unexpectedly: The best part of decorating with metallics? Objects come in any shape or size you desire, so think outside the box for some added opulence. A single shimmering curtain or corner of metallic wallpaper can add a gorgeous shine without breaking the bank.
Sneak it in: Subtly infusing metallic accessories can instantly brighten any room. Hang one painting in a gold or silver frame on a neutral statement wall, or toss one metallic pillow on a lighter couch to swiftly add a little twinkle without making it a focal point.
Make it pop: Get the most out of metallic home décor by placing glittering pieces against contrasting fabrics and furniture. Offset the loud colours with lighter shades (think neutrals or pastels), or wooden fixtures to glamourize your living space.