A definitive guide to decorating with metallics
Bronze, silver, gold, copper, steel—whatever the metal, just a smidge of the shiny stuff can add a giant dose of glamour to any space. We sat down with the experts at The Showroom @Furniture Row for a how-to on all things metallic.
1. CONTRAST METALS WITH DARK COLORS
"In a room with a lot of dark colors, adding brightly toned metals will give the space a dimension of light. It really elevates the elegance of the aesthetic." — Amy Foster, Lead Gallery Buyer
2. DON’T BE AFRAID TO MIX METALS
"Don't be afraid to put gold, silver, copper, and even brass all into the same room. The eclectic mix is very on trend. To really get a rich, layered look, combine textures. Consider hammered, brushed, and polished metals; it adds tons of visual interest!" — Barb Chandler, High End Accessories Buyer
3. CHOOSE FURNISHINGS WITH NAILHEAD TRIM
"In a metal-adorned space, one way to make it look cohesive is to get upholstered furnishings with nailhead trim. From oversized bronze to petite silver, nailhead trim adds drama and sophistication to any room." — Amy Foster
4. SPREAD METALLIC ACCENTS THROUGHOUT THE ROOM
"When decorating with metals, especially in a more formal setting, try to spread metallic accents throughout the space. You don't want a cluster of pieces in one area and another area that is lacking shine. I love metallic frames for walls, pulls on case pieces, and interesting accents. And if you really want to dress up a space using metal, bring in a chandelier!" — Courtni Vecchiarelli, Head Editor of The Front Door
5. MUTED & BRUSHED METALLIC FINISHES MAKE A STATEMENT
"If you want to decorate with metal but hate the polished look, consider furnishings and accessories with a brushed finish. Pieces that boast muted metallic paints or patina details make a room feel refined without being too flashy. Blackened steel is another great option, especially if you are drawn to industrial or contemporary styles." — Barb Chandler, High End Accessories Buyer
6. GO GLAM WITH SPARKLY SILVER
"If you want your space to feel extra glamourous, silver tones accented with feminine touches will do the trick. By nature, metal adds shine to a space and will give your home the sparkle that you've been desiring." — Courtni Vecchiarelli
For more information on adding elegance to your home, contact the pros at The Showroom @Furniture Row at 303-296-9514.