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On Trend: Modest Metallic

Glitzy, glittery metallic tones are trending in decor, and while it’s not always easy to pull off such a bold look there are plenty of ways to get just the right amount of zing with your bling.

Why are shiny metals causing such a stir? You may as well ask why the sun rises. Instead, you can decide on your own if metallic tones are your thing and, if so, you can use these tips to make it work in your space.

Knobs & Pulls 

This is the easiest, most affordable way to experiment with a little sparkle. You can localize the look to a specific area, and if you don’t like the result you can simply swap out the hardware for something a little more burnished.

Pots, Pans & Baking Molds

Bringing your bakeware out of the cabinet can add plenty of shine to your space, and works especially well with more traditional décor. But, you don’t need the farmhouse feel to pull it off. Vintage baking molds are super fun, even when they clash a little with a more modern look.

Trays, Platters & Charger Plates

Depending on the design, these kitchen items can also give off quite a glow. Install floating shelves with grooves so you can keep them handy for use, and let them reflect light throughout your kitchen area (or elsewhere) when the snacks run out.

Statuary & Décor

Metallic décor designs are practically endless, so it should be easy to find pieces that give you the perfect amount of glitz. You can decorate by theme, by size or by choosing something that battles a bit with your current style.


Lighting can get pretty loud when you pair it with a metallic finish. If you’re trying to make a statement, you may want to start here. Gold, silver, chrome or something a little more exotic – it all pops a little more brightly when it’s part of your lighting centerpiece.

But, you can keep it modest by adding an accent light; a metallic table lamp or floor lamp may be just what you need for a little glamour without too much glare.

For more decorating ideas, consult with a pro interior designer at Decorist to see what’s possible. 

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