It is an exciting time in interior design. Metallic is on the rise and I’m a so happy. Touches of gold, silver, and brass add shine and luxury to a space. Just as a room benefits from a touch of black, it pops with glimmers of metallic.
My Lovelies – Mercury Glass
Lately I am loving mercury glass and distressed silver accents. Pops of shimmer throughout the room add character in a good way. I recently purchased these amazing lamps from a local discount retailer for under $35 each. They add style to the living room that a plain lamp would never accomplish. I am in love with these pretty lamps and know they will remain stylish for a long time.
Gilded furniture and accents bring incredible lift to a room. Staying away from the 1980’s gilded wallpaper, it is great to incorporate touches of gold into a room. A mirror, side table, or shelving add sophistication to your space. Keep the pieces in varying sizes and styles. Use restraint to avoid a disco ball effect. For example, think about an open shelving unit with glass shelves to layer accessories. Display metallic and mirror pieces in the room is another option.
Copper and Rose Gold
Copper and rose gold tones are very popular. Each has a warm tone, a bit darker than gold and silver, and introduce that luxury feeling into a space. These two metals tend to be more earthy in feeling with shimmer and shine of gold.
This is a very cute planter I purchased at my local grocery store. I saw it and knew it would add a new tone to my living room. It is placed on a glass table with a pretty DIY serving tray in white. Nothing is matching but has enough similarities and neutrals to make it all work. They are different textures, tones, and colors to add character and interest.
I have a side table, a carryover from my young single years that I’ve kept for 25 years. Yes, 25 years. Not everything made in the 1980’s was junk. It started life as a faux brass and glass table. Several years ago I went through a “paint it black” phase. The little table was a victim of my phase.
Now, I am thinking of painting it a gold (not 1980’s brass) with an aged, gilded finish. The idea is to introduce a gilded gold piece into a space without an overwhelming metallic. This table may be the perfect piece to make over.
- Add metallic into your space with confidence.
- A little goes a long way.
- Use it at least 3 times throughout the room.
- Vary the sizes of the pieces.
- Mix metallic – gold, silver, rose gold, copper.
- Mirror & colors work great with metallic.
When adding metallic and gilded pieces to your living space, think of them as jewelry in the room. Layer different sizes, shapes, tones, and textures to achieve an interesting look.
Wanting a luxe look in your home? This article about gilded living includes terrific ideas both DIY and ready-made to incorporate metallic in your home. Add a few gilded gold, metallic, and mirror pieces to elevate your space from ordinary to spectacular.