Imagine this: You move to a new home and bring a piece from your old place. It’s a tacky, gold vase with too much glitter—arguably cheap-looking, but it happens to be an heirloom piece. The vase feels outdated, but it has sentimental value. You place this sparkling piece somewhere in your minimalist wabi-sabi-style living room, and it attracts attention to all the wrong places. It does not belong.
Styling with metallic pieces is a tricky ordeal. Metallic home decor naturally demands attention, so it takes skill and precision to do it perfectly. So to help you nail your desired home look, we’ll recommend stylish metallic home decor pieces coupled with home decor tips to bring a magnetic vibe to your space.
Fine and functional pieces
If you’re easily intimidated by metallic pieces, make it easy by keeping both the design and function in mind. Whether you’re going for a classic look or exploring new home improvement ideas for your space, keep the contrast light by balancing the soft and sharp features.
Oaklane’s Leone side table, for example, works well with soft textiles like a mohair rug or a rounded velvet accent chair.
If contrast and balance is a miss, keep it safe by prioritizing function. Cianna, a silver and white ogee planter, not only works as a holder for your indoor plants, but it also adds a soft and light character to your space.
Styling with metallic home decor pieces does not need to feel rigid at all times. The key is to explore different types of material to achieve that swanky vibe.
You can soften the look of hard metal by choosing pieces that are complemented with glass or other reflective features, like this Giucnia wall decor in gold that can instantly enhance a plain wall (the best part of Guicnia is that it’s available in three other designs).
Go for a metallic texture for your accent wallpaper. Choose draperies with minimal but stylish designs in shades of gold, silver, or bronze. You can add metallic pieces into your home without it going over the top once you start looking at other types of material other than the usual iron, steel, or aluminum.
Decorative accent pieces
Indeed, metallic home decor isn’t the most flexible item, but when done right, they can beautifully adapt to your personal style.
With decorative accent pieces, you can add shiny metallic home decor into your space while still achieving harmony. Do this by knowing how to apply the basics of mixing and matching metals and keeping a balance between warm and cool hues so that the sparkle does not overpower your style.
If you’re into a minimalist home, choose one dominant metal type that will add character to your bare space while keeping the neutral look. If you’re fond of everything rustic, embellish it with some glam by picking tarnished and distressed metal.
If you’re not afraid of loud statement pieces, pick one that will blend well with your maximalist style, like this gold Xyla decorative leaf plate that will reflect the quirkiness of your personality.
Statement lighting fixtures
Metals can help create the illusion of space, especially when working with interior design for small homes.
When paired with great lighting, your lustrous pieces can help cast more light in the room and make it look bigger. Slender and sharp-looking accent pieces can trick your eyes and expand the space around them. Reflective surfaces that emulate mirrors can also add a posh and modern look to your home while adding to the illusion of a bigger space.
If you wish to liven up your room with a nice-looking metallic piece, this Luna pendant lamp hits two birds with one stone for you.
Embrace Metallic Accents At Home
Metallic home decor is a beautiful addition to any space. So the next time you give it a try, remember to keep these home decor tips handy as you build a home that will magnetize your guests—and you!—in all the right places.
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