The glow and striking sheen of metallic features are always capable of providing a modern and stylish look to any room.
By making use of silvers, bronze and gold effect accessories and products, you can provide an extra element of contemporary glamour to the home. Here are a few tips on how to create a winning metallic showcase in and around the home.
Contrast different metals
A variety of different metal effects can work wonders. Just as you don't need to stick to one colour or pattern for an entire room's decoration, similarly you don't have to use the same type of metal throughout. Try using gold effects alongside brass, silver and aluminium to really define the effect.
The above Agenda Starter Pack by Ban.do is a great example of how versatile metal effects can be. The striking collection of essential stationary products features a compelling metallic glamour, and is sure to capture everyone's attention whenever,and however, it's used!
Mix metallics and natural materials
By mixing up natural materials with metallics of various types it is possible to provide a compelling and creative look to any room. It is certainly not essential to stick to one kind of metal or colour, and a collection of different types of material is a sound idea for those who want to add an individual and unique look to a space.
For example, you could try adding a mirror such as the Umbra Prisma Mirror (above) nearby to a chair or desk made up of wood or plastics.
The copper wire effect of the mirror wonderfully contrasts with the material of other decor and furniture in the room, bringing a different style and look to the place.
Accent and offset
It's a good tip to remember that metallics don't necessarily have to dominate. By using them more sparingly, rather than having a large scale gold effect piece right in the centre of the room, you can begin to heighten their stylish effect.
Take a look at the above Scillae Wall Mount Bar, Chrome from Umbra. This is an ideal metallic piece to use in a bathroom which may be surrounded by other natural materials and colours. The chrome adds an invigorating sparkle to the whole of the bathroom, but it does not go over the top. Instead it is able to imbue the room with a good design focus working alongside the other features of the room. Practical and tidy, the wall mount is ideal for saving space and delivering on a plan to hold bathroom essentials such as soap, shampoo and hand towels.