Shiny New Year
I love holiday seasonal decor, but get a bit sad when all the shiny ornaments and lights disappear after New Year’s Day, so I started thinking about ways to keep the shine and shimmer around all year long. Metallics have been on trend for a while, and show no signs of going away anytime soon, so I put together a list of easy ways to bring metallics into the home, to celebrate the new year straight through all of 2018! And the best thing about metallics in 2018 is there are no rules! Silver, gold, bronze and copper can all be mixed together, and used in every single room of the house!
I admit, I’m a gold girl - love a little splash of gilt in every room! Like this modern studded box, the perfect place to hide a remote, or stash any kind of clutter.
I love the soft shimmer of a metallic velvets, and always say that new decorative pillows are the easiest way to update a room.
You can’t have gold without thinking of its best friend silver. This image of gilt silver framed fauteuils with silver velvet upholstery is ethereally beautiful.
I love the idea of a collection of mismatched vintage silver candlesticks. So romantic on a sideboard or mantel.
Copper is making a comeback both in traditional and contemporary decor. These antique copper pendants would be so pretty over a kitchen island.
I’d love to use this super sleek, modern copper table lamp as the sole contemporary counterpoint in a room of sparse Gustavian antique furniture.
Bronze is back, in a big way. Again, the easiest way to jump on the metallic trend is via chic pillow, like this bronze embroidered, safari influenced pillow. Just the right amount of sheen.
Serious love for this custom polished bronze and gray lacquer cabinet. So yummy.
For more metallic inspiration, please visit my Pinterest page. I have lots of boards dedicated to your favorite metallics and shimmery textiles!
Wishing you the shiniest of new years!