The Magical attraction of Metal / The Metallic Effect - 5 illuminating tips

Ever since we rubbed the magic lamp on this hot décor trend, there is no stopping us from creating and inventing eye-catching and long-lasting shimmering metal designs. From warm gold, brass, and copper to cool chrome, nickel and stainless-steel, metals are here to stay!

Metallic hints give any space that little boost. It’s luxurious, elegant, and radiates a warm and inviting glow. Warmer, shinier surfaces like gold, rose gold and copper reflect light and silver, platinum and chrome furnish a clear, light touch.

Cushy, stylish, glowing, refreshing, or even totally industrial: Metallic finishes are a great fit for any style, they work in any season, and they are considerably easy to combine with almost every other interior design orientation.


Here are 5 lustrous ideas to spruce up any spot and zone in your home

1. Rich coppery shades

Touted as the new wood, copper, brass and bronze furniture designs are pretty popular. From hammered copper countertops, custom kitchen backsplash tiles, to sheets or trim applications for your fireplace, these warm elements add timeless elegance to any home and is the answer to your aesthetic needs.

2Hotter than hot golden hues

If you simply love the words bright, bold and attention grabbing, you are in for a treat. Gold-tone furniture and lighting is now a definitive in modern home interiors. A classic staple is the coffee table. You can mix it up using wood, glass or cane and throw in a lining of chrome or nickel keeping it minimalist, or a bronze finish over stainless steel for a rich look. The options are endless and satisfying


3. Green living with distressed metal

If your decorative style steers more towards the rustic and natural approach to metallic finishes, why not try the appeal of a distressed finish. This brings out your love for recycled and repurposed materials, which is fresh and light. Side tables, accent chairs, and logs are the absolute best for a dash of rustic. Great for wall finishes.

 4. Mirrored and Ornamental

Who doesn’t love a mirror? They not only capture our reflections, but enhance light, accentuate dimensions, and add character to any space. Adding flair and style to mirrors are the frames, and you have multiple options to choose from, gold, silver, bronze, coloured metals, distressed, nickel, chrome. These give you that regal and polished look, be it ornate or minimal. Pick a shiny finish to create a bold eye-catching statement, or use a matte, dull finish for a subtle touch accenting the more prominent pieces in the room’s design.

The Reflection of STYLE 

5. Lamps and Lights

The right light lifts the mood, inspires productivity and motivates, and the best way to do that is with metallics, as these are one of the best surfaces for reflecting light. Light fixtures come in varied materials, you can select from stainless steel, nickel, chrome, or brass, your room is sure to exude royalty. You can pick up an elegant lamp, which looks great atop a side table as perfect reading mate, or hung as a sconce on the wall or a brass finished dome top and smoked glass base for a subtler glow.

As American interior designer Albert Hadley so rightly quoted, Decorating is not about making stage sets, its not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, its really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul".

With these inspirations, discover fresh updates and ways to make your home feel both unique and on-trend with     


Written By - Melodee Austin