The best part is they can be moved from place to place to fit your changing home designs. Also, these columns can be cut to size and used to create upscale-looking end tables that are perfect for a lightweight lamp.
By refurbishing the mantel with mirror in a Summit, New Jersey, house, designer Kevin Isbell gave it “gloss and an unexpected element.” Walls are Celery Salt by Benjamin Moore. Curtains, Duralee large floral.
Gold accents are a hot trend right now and we dare say that this classy trend may be here to stay. Luckily, there are some easy, fun and surprisingly inexpensive steps you can take to add gold to your home interior.
Hints of golden accents can take your room from drab to fab. Start small with gold trays, or go big by adding a golden room divider. Image Source: Jerry Jacobs Designs
Kitchens are the perfect place to add touches of brass and gold. Consider gold pendant lights or brass hardware. Image Source: Jim Schmid
While we may not all have the luxury of living in a home with marble and gilt columns, we can replicate the look with painted fiberboard or plastic moulded columns. Image Source: Utopia Lifestyle
Notice all the hints of gold accessories in this room. Gold legs on the coffee table, gold elephant on top of the table, gold chevron pillow and gold picture frames. Image Source: Caitlin Wilson Design
Brass is back! No, we are not talking about those 1980’s shiny brass fixtures, rather the new brass remains shiny, but in a much more modern light.
And remember to arrange your centerpieces or arrangements following the rule of three—it’s a great interior decorator secret that is fool-proof.
In the stair hall of a landmark house in Jacksonville, Illinois, daylight bounces off a collection of mirrors. It’s an easy trick for interior rooms that lack windows. “Mirrors are great because you double the size of the space.
You want two chandeliers in a room instead of one? Put up a mirror,” Annie Brahler says.
Yes, chandeliers are not only just for dinging rooms anymore—consider adding one to an unexpected room for added glamour.
If you’re looking for something a little more bold, try putting gold sheer curtains directly over the top of the curtains you already hung and give them a stylish new dimension.
In the kitchen of the same New York apartment designed by Murphy, a silvery wallpaper, Modern Nature Spherica by Schumacher, draws the eye upward. Modern Windsor stools are gathered around a Glassos stone-topped island. Walker Zanger tiles.
If you are hosting a special dinner, you could decorate the table with gold place settings, gold napkins, and get out your good china – perhaps rimmed in gold – for that added glitz and glamour.
If you like the frames you have, but want to make them glitzy, consider using gold leaf. You simply brush on the gold leaf using specific glue, and then viola – you have amazing gold frames in the style you already love. Plus, your home immediately looks more expensive and elegant.
Interior-sized foam or plastic columns are available to fit corners and edges in your home, and can be spray painted gold or given a little spritz of glitter spray.
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Not all candles are meant to burn and this is particularly true when it comes to adding a touch of gold to your home décor. Try adding a few over-the-top glittery gold candles to your table or an end table in the living room and watch a little shine go a long way.
Even something as simple as some gold decorative balls place in a gold-rimmed bowl or golden tray can add the perfect hint of glitz to your home. Look to the modern decor on the side table in the image below —two small gold birds sit atop the gold table, making it a perfectly elegant way to add a hint of gold.
Whether it’s on your bed or on the living room sofa, adding a bejeweled pillow to the bunch will enhance the style and sophisticated of the space. And it doesn’t matter what you theme or vision may be. A sparkly little pillow fits in with a modern bedroom or an eclectic, homey living room. It just adds fun and playfulness in an unsuspecting way.
A dramatic new look in paint, this kind lets you create metallic effects on furniture, accents, trim, even walls and ceilings. Molten Mettalics Paint, from $16. benjaminmoore.com.
Metal artist Michael Aram sets a friendly, relaxed table that gets its sparkle from chargers with a silver rim. Chargers from bedbathandbeyond.com, plates are from michaelaram.com.
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Consider adding gold accents to your home through brass hardware, fixtures, and accessories. If shiny gold seems too much for you, then consider an aged brass finish that allows you to add sheen without being too flashy.
Shiny lamps and golden mirrors. These are just a few ways to utilize metallic flavors. Metallic golds, silver and even soft hues of blues and pink, can sparkle and shine just as much as all the glitter in the craft room. So, choose a few standout pieces to scatter around the house. The lamps can go in the study, the candelabra on the dining room table and the mirror in the foyer.
Take a cue from the picture arrangement in the image below—it certainly adds understated elegance to this bedroom.
Bring out the sparkle at dinnertime with beautiful, shining dishes! Whether it’s the chargers or the dishes themselves, this will be a fun and stylish was to set the dinner table! All you need is a bit of chrome finishing. And you don’t have to use these plates just for special occasions bring them out for homemade pizza night or a big pancake breakfast!
If you’re not into changing up the curtains, you might consider just changing up the curtain hooks. Generally easy to remove and change out, adding a pair of gold, glittery curtain hooks can give you that sophisticated touch you’re looking for without requiring a full curtain make over.
Arranging these single pieces together on your wall, much like a bouquet, can give you a glamorous, golden statement piece that is easily interchangeable when the holiday season comes to a close.
The accent furnishings and fabrics in this room are gold and add the perfect touch of glamour to an otherwise all-white room. Image Source: Eladgonen
Gold side tables are very trendy right now. This bedroom table with the added gold birds is a perfect touch of glam. Image Source: Jeff Andrews Design
Any table in your home can be glamorized by adding a simple gold runner that is perfect all year long. Paired with the perfect centerpiece, this becomes an understated way to make a gold statement in your home.
Look to the kitchen in the image below—the brass hardware adds a bright more formal touch to an other wise simple kitchen.
One of the most simple gold accents to add to any wall or table in your home is a picture frame. Simply replace frames you have with intricate gold borders and watch your walls take on a new and glamorous life.
Christina Murphy mixes gold and silver objects to great effect in a New York apartment’s living room: “The key is to not have an even split — make one dominant.” Objects are displayed on shelves that have a herringbone pattern hand-painted by Christopher Rollinson.
Try finding a basic black lampshade that has a gold lining on the inside of the shade—the light reflects of this golden interior and truly lights up your room with a wonderful, golden glow. In addition, similar to the picture frames, you can spray your current lamp bases gold, which will reduce your expenses while still making your home go from drab to fab.
When it comes to adding gold and glitz, the power of the overall effect is in the placement. Don’t overdo it, just trust that purposefully placed accent pieces throughout the house will deliver the sleek and subtle glamour your home deserves all year long – and not just during the holidays.
If candles are not your thing, then consider accessorizing a tabletop with a runner in a shiny gold fabric, topped with a glass vase filled with gold decorative balls—there are so many ways to create a glitzy, glamorous centerpiece .
The great thing about gold as an accent color is that it can be paired with practically anything. Add a single gold sash to the top of your curtains for a glamorous touch.
Some shine in any corner. A bright spot in any nook. There’s nothing wrong about creating sparkle for one or all of your home’s rooms. Adding this type of look to all your rooms, or even just your favorite doesn’t mean you have to go overboard. Just add a piece or too of sparkle to make sure you get a beautiful smile every time you walk into the space. Allow us to show you how to do it! Take a look at our ideas and inspiration!
Consider adding gold accents to your home through brass hardware, fixtures, and accessories. If shiny gold seems too much for you, then consider an aged brass. Image Source: PPDS-Inc.
Here we will show you how to add year-round touches of glamour, gilt and gold to your home— without it looking tacky or overdone.
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From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.
Gold picture frames can add that perfect hint of glamour to any room. Image Source: Jessica Bennett Interiors
The vintage dining room sideboard in magazine editor Zim Loy’s Kansas City, Missouri, house was a DIY project. She painted it white and silver-leafed the top. “Silver leaf is simple,” she says, “It comes in little sheets that you apply to a glued surface.
There’s not a whole lot more to it than that.”
How can you pull off this look without making your home look tacky? Try swapping out your curtains, linens, area rugs, pillows and other fabrics throughout your home with ones that have hints/accents of gold colors. Or switch one neutral- colored wall to an accent wall of glimmering gold paint. If a wall seems to daring, then consider painting an accent piece such as a coffee table in gold paint.
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The glass-and-nickel cabinet knobs are refined but also “have a little glitter” to them says designer Mick De Giulio about his design for the 2012 Kitchen of the Year. They work well with the hammered stainless-steel countertop.
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For instance, choose one that is not heavy on the metal, but has more glass, with a touch of gold on the arms. This will give your dining room, living room, den, or bedroom a more elegant feeling.
The chandelier in this formal sitting room is very glamourous. Note the matching gold touches in the mirrors, bookshelf trinkets and curtains. Image Source: Asd Interiors
Add a little shine to your bed, like these gold embroidered sheets. Gold Scalloped Embroidered Sheet Set, $35-199. craneandcanopy.com
The burnt umber walls in a New York showhouse apartment become more dramatic at night, especially with brass details, such as the vintage Jens Quistgaard candlesticks for Dansk, from Antony Todd Home, and Jonathan Adler’s Sputnik chandelier.
It “reminds me of the shiny dangling earrings,” designer Heather Moore says. Paint is Ralph Lauren’s Cork.
Most home goods stores host a home décor section and it’s here that if you get digging, you’ll usually find some amazing sales on single gold accent pieces such as floral designs or even sparkly metal abstract pieces.
You don’t have to renovate your home’s entrance to add a sophisticated golden column to your home’s décor.
Chandeliers create and bring out a bunch of sparkle in any room. Over your craft room desk or placed over your rustic dining room table, chandeliers are a fun and something, eclectic, way to decorate your house with. Chandeliers can sometimes act as mirrors, creating extra light and shine.
If this seems to be too much gold for your taste, consider adding a few throw pillows that have specks or swirls of glittery gold trim running throughout—- big or small your home deserves some glamour!
A chandelier is the best place to start infusing your home with shine. We recommend that you choose an elegant chandelier that adds a bit of whimsy to your room.
Pairing a neutral lampshade with a gold base can give any corner of your home a brilliant new style! Lampshades can also add some sparkle to you home.
Gold furniture is hot right now! Look through any current decorating magazine and you are certain to see elegant rooms that have hints of gold and glitz placed strategically throughout the room.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s very likely that your to-do list is shaping up to be rather intense. You want your home to look glamorous and well-decorated for visitors and dinner guests. However, isn’t that what you want year-round—a glitzy, glamorous home?
Lamps are a great place to start when looking for easy ways to add gold to your home’s interior lighting.
Make it an occasion — celebrate dessert with a lot of sparkle. Glitter Cake Knife, $26 by Sabre. leifshop.com.
The gold curtain rods in this bedroom add just a hint of glamour for those who don’t want to be too daring. Image Source: Masterpiece Interiors
You may also consider hanging a few sconces throughout the home that are gold-plated for a little more glitz or copy the idea in the image below by adding a gold room divider.
With a hot glue gun, you can add your very own sparkle bits to anything in the house. Line the towel racks with some mini crystals. Or put a little shine on some of the kitchen cabinet nobs. Or grab the glue gun and line the edges of the living room’s lampshade! It’s an easy way to add shine to anything you want!
The bathroom floors, walls or the kitchen backsplash tiles can carry some sparkle too. This is a bolder move but a move that will bring big style and fun to your home. You can make this more subtle with a white tile that has a bit of a iridescent overlay or go straight for the metallic.
How can you add gold accessories to your home without looking tacky? Surprisingly there are many easy and elegant ways to glamorize your interiors. Image Source: Atmosphere Interior Design
An instant, dazzling way to dress up your sofa.Donna Karan Reflection Sequin Decorative Pillow, 12″ x 12″. $133. bloomingdales.com.
You can even glam-up your kitchen with golden lights! These modern gold pendants over the island are the perfect gold accessory. Image Source: Rikki Snyder