11.16.15

Trend Watch: Mixed Metallic Decor

Silver and gold, silver and gold … the look may be a classic for the holidays, but over the last year, mixed metallic decor has become one of the biggest trends in interior design for every season, and we can’t get enough of it.

For years, it was a de facto decorating rule that you chose one metallic tone for each room (or even throughout your entire house). If you had a polished nickel lamp, that meant that any other metallic finishes in the room had to be in the silver category. And if the living room sofa had brass nailheads? Consider it a gold room.

What designers–and homeowners–have come to realize, though, is that metallics look a whole lot more dynamic, glamorous, and personal when all tones are invited to the party. Copper, bronze, gold, silver, brass: the more, the merrier.

Get inspired to mix up your own metallic decor with these jaw-dropping rooms we’ve spotted on Pinterest and in our favorite magazines, then shop the look with pieces from TLV.

Now, let’s bring on the bling!

Given the Sputnik chandelier, gold would have been the obvious choice for this tablescape, but we love how the copper mugs and terrariums on the table pick up the rosy wall color instead.

copper gold dining room - style by emily henderson
Image via Style by Emily Henderson

Can’t argue with this equation: Silver + gold = twice the glamour.

metallic living room - z gallerie
Image via Z Gallerie

In this kitchen, the brass cabinet hardware and gold-tone light fixtures warm up the industrial feel of the stainless steel appliances.

Mixed metallic decor - kitchen - house beautiful
Image via House Beautiful

The retro style of the pendant lights and dining chairs in this space keep them looking cohesive, despite their mismatched tones.

mixed metallic living room - messagenote
Image via Message Note

The silver tones of the chandelier and coffee table legs prevent the gold decor in this feminine room from becoming too matchy-matchy.

Silver gold interiors- marcusdesigninc
Image via Marcus Design Inc.

Get the look (click image to shop):

1-Chantilly Chandelier

Eames chairs -luxury consignment

silver leaf mirror-luxury consignment

Design-Within-Reach-Arco-Floor-LampLEAD-643x497

silver and gold mirror

vintage chrome glass dining tablehollywood regency demilune table

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