The Ultimate DIY Guide to Mixed Metals in Home Decor
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DIY Interior Design Guide to Mixed Metals
Mixing metals in interior design is going to be a hot trend in the next couple of years because:
- We’re tired of trying to coordinate every piece of metal in our homes because the open design concept means we can see into almost every room in the house.
- We have discovered that a single metal looks flat when there are no other metals to play with it.
- We’re attracted to shiny things and need more of them in our homes.
Okay, so maybe number three is all about me but I’m betting that I’m not the only one! Have you seen the new metals that have been showing up in designer homes? Flat blacks, and dusty silver, brushed bronze, and shiny copper. These beauties can be found on wallpaper and shelf liners, back-splashes and accessories. All of which is great news for the DIY-er, because it couldn’t be simpler to add metal accents or easier to make a big splashy statement with a metal embellished wallpaper–all without breaking the budget. Let’s crack this craze open and see how you can implement mixed metals into your home.
Start with the Art
Art is such an easy way to update a room that feels a little stale. Since gallery walls are on the decline this year, why not replace yours with a big bold piece of metallic art? Entry ways and above the sofa are great places to add big concept art with a little shine, and the bedroom looks just a bit sexier with some shimmer in it. Don’t forget to look for art with a metallic touch for the bathroom or kitchen where the cabinet pulls bring a different shade of metal to the look. If you love metallics, you just might love Art Deco and Hollywood Regency decor. Check out our guide on How to Modernize Art Deco and Hollywood Regency Styles.
The second way to mix metals using wallpaper is to wallpaper an entire small room. We’re talking about a bathroom or a closet–a space that is separate from the design landscape of the rest of the house where you can explore something a little brighter, edgier or bolder. Remember to repeat colors from the rest of your home, but otherwise this small space can become an exclamation point on your home–a shiny metallic one if you so desire.
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