Even though you might not be a metalhead, chances are you’ll become one – at least in terms of design – once you see what we have in store for you. Various metals and metallic finishes have taken the worlds of fashion and interior design by storm, which comes as no surprise considering their aesthetics. More and more people around the world are choosing to implement more metallic decor in their home design and thus make a statement.
If you’re still not convinced, don’t stop reading. Soon, you’ll be introduced to the amazing world of metallic interior designs that will simply blow your mind. Let’s dive into it, shall we?
The golden ratio
Gold is one of the most cherished metals in human history. Therefore, it’s no wonder that it’s the most commonly used metal in today’s world of design. Contrary to popular belief, gold comes in various shades – from almost silvery white gold, over the typical yellow gold all the way to the most recent sweetheart, rose gold. This diversity is probably what makes it so popular. When incorporating gold in your home decor, you can choose to stay subtle and only add a few golden decor pieces here and there. However, keep in mind that “subtle” is usually a euphemism for “boring”. So, let your inner diva shine, and create a gold accent wall. You can either choose to literally paint the wall in one on the aforementioned golden shades and then contrast it with dark furniture, or you can paint the accent wall in a bold hue and hang a huge statement wall piece featuring all the shades – the choice is yours. No matter what you decide, remember that the point of a metal decor is anything but subtlety, so don’t shy away from going a bit overboard.
Copper, bronze and brass
Copper, bronze and brass are known for their warm shades and work best in bringing some warmth and creating a cozy feel in a room. These metals are the perfect choice if you want to turn your industrial interior into a steampunk oasis. To do so, you’ll need to “attune your ears to the grinding gears” and let your inner automaton fill your interior with various statement pieces made of copper, bronze and brass. To create a true steampunk haven don’t just leave your pipes exposed but create an elaborate pattern with them and paint them in one of the aforementioned shades. The true beauty of this design lies in mixing all of these metals with various shades of browns, maroons and other dark earthy tones. These bright metals will be in a perfect balance with dark elements, creating a truly unique, luxurious space.
Silver, iron and steel
On the other side of the metallic rainbow, we have silver, iron and steel. These metals are more appropriate choices if you wish to create a subdued minimalistic interior with a bold twist. They work perfectly when implemented in a monochromatic design. However, these metals tend to look a bit cold and create a somewhat a sterile environment, so be careful when implementing them into your decor, to avoid making your room feel unwelcoming and cold.
See? We told you it’s going to be unusual and fun. Just remember, choosing to implement various metals in your home decor is not for the faint of heart. With it, you’ll be making a real statement and expressing your personality to the fullest. If you are an unyielding spirit, embellishing your personal surroundings with a similar material is probably the only logical way to go.