Trend Watch: All About Metallic Decor

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As you walk into your home and look around, you get the feeling that something is missing. In spite of your efforts to make your rooms stand out, they all seem to be a little lackluster. You’re ready for a change—for something new, fresh, and in vogue, that looks straight out of a glossy magazine spread.

Good news: making your home look stylish has never been easier thanks to one of the latest trends: incorporating metallic decor into the home. Mixed-metal home decor, in particular, is all the rage at the moment, and here are two reasons why.

First, it’s incredibly easy to pull off with the right materials.

Second, it may have been intimidating or even considered an interior design faux pas once upon a time to mix metals like gold and silver, but 2019 is all about breaking rules, trying different and unexpected combinations, and embracing our individual styles with confidence when it comes to decorating.

Let’s take a look at this metallic decor trend and how you can adopt it for your home this fall and beyond.

Mixed Metals

As mentioned, mixing metals has become increasingly popular, with homeowners playing around with cool and warm metallic tones to add depth to their living spaces. For instance, you can mix the warm hues of copper, gold, and brass with the cool hues of steel, silver, and nickel. Select decor pairings that complement each other and create balance with the rest of the room. The benefit of mixing metals is that this elevates your home by providing a look that is stylish, cultivated, and unexpected.

Table Lamps

A table lamp on your bedside table or home office is another excellent way of adding metal to your home in a powerful yet subtle way. In fact, a table lamp with a mix of metals can easily serve as the perfect statement piece by itself, or you can display it with another of the same type of lamp on the sides of a chair or sofa in your living room.

Other Lighting

While we’re on the subject of lighting, let’s talk about other options for making your room look more stylish with the right types of metal light fixtures. Consider a gold chandelier and a silver chandelier beside each other for an elegant aesthetic that stands out due to the color contrast, or explore fun geometric motifs by creating your own DIY pendant light with a metal wire basket. You can also spruce up your bathroom with an antique brass light fixture – when set against pale paint hues, it stands out an ageless beauty that can make your space look and feel more luxurious.

Furniture & Accents

Furniture is also playing a role in today’s highly popular metallic decor. Metal nesting coffee tables could be used to display gold and silver in an elegant way, or you could add a polished brass furniture accent piece to your home if you’re looking for something sleek and dark. For a modern, industrial look, you could play with tonal and textural contrasts by pairing your wrought iron furniture with a silver vase, or draping a metallic throw across your seats. These simple accents will add just a hint of shine and texture to your space, that won’t distract from your other pieces.


If you’re looking for an exceptionally sophisticated aesthetic in your home, consider adding metal-colored tiles to your home’s interior. This is an easy way to break up monochrome rooms, and will add just the right amount of subtle sheen without taking away from your overall look.  For instance, you could utilize metallic mix tiles that give off the appearance of metal, but can easily be stuck to your wall to form an alluring kitchen backsplash that serves as the focal point of the room.


Door knobs of various metallic colors and finishes represent yet another way you can give your home a classy and interesting spin. Metallic door knobs that are currently popular include those made with polished brass, satin nickel, and chrome. In the same way, cabinet hardware can reflect the latest metallic decor trend. You may not immediately think of cabinet hardware when you’re trying to achieve a certain decorative look, but hardware and knobs can actually play a huge role in helping you to achieve the look you desire. Simply replacing your hardware can immediately breathe new life into older pieces, and depending on the material you choose, give your furniture a modern or rustic vibe to fit in with the rest of your decor.

Embrace Metallic Decor in Your Living Space Today!

If you want your home to stand out for all the right reasons this fall and during the holiday season, adding metallic decor to your living space couldn’t be a smarter move. The metallic look offers the benefit of making your home look both trendy and classic at the same time – the best of both worlds. On top of this, metal can effortlessly add a glamorous industrial-cool vibe to any and every room.

Explore all of the above metallic decor options for yourself this fall. As you experiment with them in each of your home’s rooms, you’ll undoubtedly soon discover the ultra-chic look that your home has been missing all along.


Author Bio: Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional. She enjoys writing about events, travel, decorating trends, and innovations for the home, but also covers developments in HR, business communication, recruiting, and CRM solutions.
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