Do you dare to add a dash of gold to your interior? Gold accents make a beautiful, and current addition to your home décor. Full of luxury, opulence, it’s a hot trend right now, and here to stay. It really is a timeless classic colour which will stand the test of time. A little really does go a long way, and the trick is achieving the right balance to avoid that chintzy look. Follow our top tips on how to decorate with gold finishes without over-doing it.
Take it to the table
Any gold toned table will add a touch of glamour to your home in an instant. Try adding a two-toned side table with gold legs or frame for an understated and contemporary look. Furniture in a matt gold finish will give it that ultra-chic feeling too and will immediately help catch the eye.
Light it up with gold
Paring neutral lampshades or statement bulbs with a gold base, can give any corner of your home a brilliant new style! Alternatively try a lampshade that has gold lining on the inside of the shade. The light reflects off the golden interior and truly adds a wonderful golden glow. The power of the overall effect though is in the placement, so be sure to purposely place this accent piece through out your home such as by a drab seating area or place either side of the bed.
Accessorise to add sparkle
The smallest of things in gold will make the biggest impact. You could add a large gold frame or mirror to a wall, but a small gold hanging accessory, a small tabletop mirror or well-placed ornament will draw in the eye. Try gold candles, cushions, trays or photo frames.
Flirt with gold in the kitchen or dining room
The kitchen or dining room is the perfect place to introduce a little glitz before adding to the rest of your home. Give small kitchen appliances with gold trim (or oh so trendy rose gold) a go, such as kettles and toasters. Introduce golden napkins, tableware or cutlery for a bit of glam at dinner time.
Add gold to greenery
Plants and artificial stems are a sure-fire way to instantly refresh your interior. But have you thought of upgrading them? Gold vases and plant pots are an easy way to add a bit of golden charm whether it be floor standing, placed upon a windowsill or on a shelf.
Add opulence to the bedroom
Gold evokes feelings of richness and luxury and is the perfect way to make a statement. Gold bedding and a few accents can be used with many other complimentary colours in wall paint and décor to strike a beautiful balance. Team with white to create an airy and contemporary feel, or with black or purple for decadence, to make a bold statement.
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