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Metallic Luxe

Five useful tips on how to mix metals for an oozingly sexy space

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April 18, 2017

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Metallic Luxe
Metallic Luxe

Mixing metals is absolutely okay when it comes to decor: it has the ability to add character and depth to a home. It’s also a great way to achieve an effortless, layered look. However, there’s a method to it…

Here are five tips to help you stay ahead of the metal-mixing game. 


 1. Choose a dominant metal 
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Choose a metal that you’d like to be the most prominent in your space and complete the look by choosing one or two metal accent pieces to go with it.
 

2. Blend warm and cool tones 

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Mixing metals is one of the best ways to add visual interest to any interior, so don’t be afraid to mix and match. Place warm metals (like gold and brass) with cool metals (like silver, stainless steel and chrome) to bring a rich dynamic with a pop of colour. 
There are no rules to this, whether you are combining a copper coffee table with a silver vase, be sure that the final effect will be sophisticated and add a bit of style to your home.
3. Make use of fabrics 
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Fabrics in metallic finishes add variety and help spread your palette throughout the space. To play it safe, try using just one large object as a foundation for your dominant tone and then choose smaller accents to feature it elsewhere. 
 4. Consider colours
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 Metals work well with almost every colour palette, but some colours make amazing combinations. Gold and black is always a good choice, while another beautiful colour pairing is copper and blue – it can make your space look chic and unique. 

5. Add rich textures for a luxurious look
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Metallic accents and rich textures can give your apartment that glamorous feel. Try decorating with metals and add a few faux fur pillows, blankets or carpets to make your home look even more extravagant and bold.  

Featured image Jamie Laubhan-Oliver Courtesy of Oliver House