Mar 18, 2013

On Trend - Metallic Accents Are Everywhere!

Any time I see a room with metallic accents, I'm drawn in.  They make a space look more carefully collected and multi-dimensional.  Admittedly, at one time I would have passed off metallics as too fussy and overdone, but I've come to appreciate golds, silvers, and bronzes as beautiful accents to any color scheme.  Metallics add a special patina that no other texture can add - it's a sleek, shiny, yet grounded finish, that adds just a whisper of richness to the details. 

Here are a few easy-to-add metallic accent pieces (sources below!) for any space in your home:

1. Nate Berkus Chevron Storage Box ($13) - Target // 2. Nate Berkus Brass Finish Metal Vase ($25) - Target // 3. Perch Table Lamp in Mercury ($79) - West Elm // 4. Threshold Starburst Mirror ($40) - Target // 5. Metal Stool with Wood Top ($50) - Target (Threshold Spring 2013 Look Book) // 6. Gumball Desk Lamp in Silver ($59) - Urban Outfitters // 7. 11"x14" Hey Y'all! Gold Foil Print ($20) - Stephanie Creekmur on Etsy // 8. Metallic Gold Feathered Chevron 18"x18" Pillow Cover ($30) - Kyle Wayne Taylor on Etsy // 9. Three Hands Chrome Stool ($90) - Target // 10. Martini Side Table ($149) - West Elm // 11. Threshold Brass Animals ($10 each) - Target (Threshold Spring 2013 Look Book) // 12. Natural Cotton Hand Printed Silver Foil Brushed 16"x20" Pillow Cover ($49) - Planetarium Design on Etsy // 13. Gold Geometric Lamp Base ($79) - Land of Nod // 14. Brass Accent Table ($60) - Target (Threshold Spring 2013 Look Book) // 15. Gold Linen Lumbar 16"x20" Pillow Cover ($30) - Sukan Art on Etsy // 16. Metallic Silver Chevron Stripe 18"x18" Pillow Cover ($30) - Kyle Wayne Taylor on Etsy

As with anything, remember that moderation is key.  You don't want too many or too few metallics featured in a room.  Make sure to pick a favorite finish, then repeat it just a few times in a space; then add just a hint or two of another metallic finish, so your room doesn't look like a confused jewelry box.

Here are a some gorgeous traditional and contemporary spaces that use metallics in such a tasteful manner:



As I've focused on decorating our guest bedroom, I've tried to incorporate some metallic accents to add some depth, sophistication, and intrigue.  What about you?  Do you love the ever-popular metallic trend?!?


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