A touch of shimmer and shine can go a long way when decorating a room. For me, the best way to get that right amount of glam without overdoing it is by accessorizing with metallics. When paired with the right furniture and decor, metals like gold, silver and bronze can make a room look dazzling and comfortable at the same time. Here are my three basic rules for accessorizing with metallics.

Rule #1 Don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Gold Lamps

In the past, the rule was to pick one metal for each room. That rule no longer applies, and designers are even starting to create light fixtures and decor pieces that feature more than one metal. Have some fun when decorating with metallics and show some variety in your room.

Rule #2 Simplicity is key


I love metals, but not enough to decorate the whole room with them. If you want your metallics to shine, the best way to achieve that stand-out look is to choose fewer pieces that pop. Accent the bathroom with a bronze faucet and handles, or try hanging up a gold chandelier in the bedroom.

Rule #3 Create a cohesive design

Living Room with Metallic Decor

If your metallics stand out too much, the rest of the room will look dull in comparison. Instead, choose metallics that complement the room’s design. It might help to think of metal accessories as jewelry. How do you decide which necklace or earrings will go best with your outfit? Use a similar strategy when picking out metallic decor.

Your home deserves the chance to shine. All you need is the right metallic touches for that perfect touch of glamour!

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