Five Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Metallics

Looking to introduce the metallic trend in your home? Use these simple tips to make your home shine.

Metallics are on trend this year, inspiring designers around the world to create some beautiful interiors. It’s a simple trend to copy at home—whether you’re after a full covering or just a sprinkling here and there.

Neutral Surroundings

One golden rule for decorating with metallics (if you believe in absolute rules when it comes to interior design) is that you should pair a metallic with neutral surroundings. So if you’re going for copper lighting, a brass bed or chrome picture frames, choose a paint that will reflect light and open up your space: blush pinks, whites and creams work perfectly.

Use your Walls

Your walls are a blank canvas when it comes to decorating—and can be a real focal point when it comes to applying a trend to your room. The Metallic collection of special effects paints from Dulux Ambiance makes it really easy, with a choice of gold, silver, bronze and copper. Silver even comes in 67 shades so you can add a special shimmer to pretty much any colour!  

Beyond the Walls

Don’t be limited to your walls—think about extending the metallic touch to your cupboards, wardrobes and doors for some added personality. You could paint your kitchen cupboards a bright metallic blue to match pale cream tiles; or go for glittering gold wardrobe doors to complement untreated wood furniture. The only limit is your imagination. 

Mirror, Mirror

A large mirror can act as an accent wall all by itself, adding that burst of metallic sparkle to your décor. Sunburst mirrors are on trend right now, as are walls that are decorated haphazardly with lots of little mirrors. Modern, antique, artistic; in silver, rose gold, copper or even bright colours—your choice will reflect your personality right back at you. 

Scatter effect

Once you’ve got your chosen theme, it’s easy to get carried away and end up with a room that glitters like a cheap nightclub. Instead, stick to just one metallic and scatter it around the room in little touches. From pendant lighting to gold floral bedding to a sparkling ottoman, less is definitely more if you’re after a sophisticated look.

Personalise your interiors, with Dulux Ambiance Metallic special effects paints. Choose from over 72 metallic shades. #MyFutureWall is a Dulux Ambiance wall.

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