Metallics are a favorite in homes through the holidays, especially for the glittering holiday, New Year’s Eve, but metal finishes don’t need an end date. Incorporate metallic accents into your home décor for everyday design and create a balanced look that captivates attention as you walk into each room. Even if you aren’t redecorating right now, adding metallic pieces throughout your space can instantly refresh it. Here are our top five decorating tips for integrating metallic into your home.
1. Keep it Simple
Incorporating metallic accents can completely change the look of a room, but don’t go overboard! A room only needs a few touches of metal inspiration. The simplicity goes a long way. Small doses create the most dramatic effects.
2. Welcome to Mixology 101
Don’t listen to the old rule against mixing metal finishes. Mixing metals is completely okay – in fact, it’s great! When it comes to variety, you have plenty of metallic options to choose from. Metals also mix with any color palette. Essentially, metal finishes help enhance any existing palette and add a level of dimension to the room.
3. Stomp out the Competition
You might be accustomed to gold, silver, and bronze metals when it comes to winning competitions, but your metallic accents should complement your room, not compete with existing decor!
4. Larger than Life
Don’t feel restricted when decorating with metallic furniture, accents, or accessories. Sometimes choosing a metal finish for a room’s major piece of furniture is exactly what the doctor ordered. For example, a gold pedestal and glass top table grounds your dining room and creates a focal point directly in the center.
5. Create a Serene Atmosphere
Pair metals with solid hues for a relaxing atmosphere. Monochromatic rooms grasp onto texture variations to create a natural path for your eye to move throughout the room. Adding metallic accent tables or accessories maintains the monochromatic look but provides an extra appeal for your eye. Trending right now are rooms focused on neutrals, mainly white and grey.
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