White, Black and Gold Living Room

Going Gold: Decorating with Metallic

The holiday season is typically a popular time of the year for homeowners to add metallic accents and decorations throughout their home. Many even consider leaving up the seasonal decorations all year just to keep that sparkle in the room. But, don’t think you have to wait for the holidays to add that gold pop – decorating with metallics is increasingly becoming a popular choice all year round.

Simplicity is Key

Although you love the shine and look of metallic gold, you might not want to go too overboard and fill the entire room or house. Note that simple touches can go a long way when it comes to decorating with this energizing tone. Place gold, silver or even copper accents throughout the space of your choice. Small accents quickly become focal points of any room. Place them strategically and sporadically to create an open space.

Mix and Match

Metallic accents and accessories for your home are available in a variety of finishes, like glossy and matte. There are also quite a few different colorful metals – gold, brass, silver, copper, bronze and nickel. As you can see, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. For an organic and refined look, mix a matte metallic, like gold, with natural fiber pieces. If you’re going more bold, opt for a metallic-patterned wallpaper that fits with the existing look of the room. To achieve a glamorous vibe, choose the more glossy / mirrored metallics and pair them with sleek design elements.

Think Big

While head to toe gold may be much for one room, don’t place too many limitations on yourself – after all, it’s your home. Don’t be afraid of using metallic elements in big furniture pieces. You may fall in love with a large gold-plated dining table that will fit perfectly in your dining room. While it will definitely fill the room with gold, it is the main focus of the room and can easily be complemented with a variety of other décor choices.

When choosing metallic accessories for your home find items that will express your already established home décor. For example, if you have a love of elephants and have a decorative pillow with an elephant on it, purchase a copper-toned elephant figurine and place it in the same room to complement the “elephant” theme. Your choices should reflect the look you desire for your home. Happy decorating!

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