Start the new year in style! Glam up with a new dress or jacket, and don’t forget about your home. The possibilities are endless for how you can amp up style in your living spaces, but one of our favorites for 2016 is metallic decor. While you might envision metal overtaking your house, we promise that you won’t be living in a factory or museum. A little goes a long way when it comes to accenting with metallics. Here are three ways you can incorporate metallic decor into your home for a distinctive and stylish look.
1. Go Industrial
Fashioning rooms with an industrial look is quite popular these days. Ranging anywhere between leaving ductwork and pipes exposed to positioning reclaimed metal barstools at the counter, industrial styling is a natural way to bring in metallic decor. And, you don’t have to go all out (unless you want to, of course). A few intentionally chosen pieces–like the mixed metal seating, brass light fixture, and aluminum blinds in this kitchen–form the look in a simple, unassuming way. Remember to focus on matte metal finishes and to use other materials, such as wood and stone, to break up all the metal and keep the look from feeling too heavy or overdone.
2. Play Up the Windows
One of the allures of metal is its ability to reflect and transmit light in ways that captivate. Windows have that same ability, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that they can work really well together. Window treatments that feature metallic fabrics or designs add quiet elegance and beauty while also providing incredible lifestyle function. The pleated shades by Hunter Douglas in this living room are stand out pieces. Available in colors such as Liquid Metal Platinum, Iridescent Silver Essence, and Luxe Gold, they are perfect for a softer approach to metallic decor. Simply add a few carefully placed metallic accents, and the look is complete.
3. Let Fabrics Shine
When you think about metal, you probably don’t think about plush pillows, cozy blankets, or flowing drapes…but maybe you should! Metallic decor is gorgeous when brought in through fabrics. A little sheen and metallic prints are uniquely beautiful and visually appealing. When paired with small accents–like the lamp and ringed handles on the nightstand in this bedroom–metallic fabrics are perfect for heightening style in a one-of-a-kind way.
As you welcome 2016, and all of its possibilities, welcome metallic decor too! Whether you want to go industrial, play up your windows, let fabrics shine, or put your own spin on this hot trend, we want to help you start the new year in style! With custom window treatments, bedding, fabrics, and accessories, we’re sure to have just what you need to make your home shine. Stop in to our showroom, or let us come right to you! We’d love to bring samples and ideas right the spaces you want to decorate. Contact our team at Bazaar Home Decorating for a free, in-home consultation today!