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‘Heavy Metal’ is Rocking Home Design Accessories

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Mixed metals are growing in popularity in home design, adding some bling and modernizing spaces. Warm metallic — such as in burnished gold, bronze, and copper – are among the most popular, but the metal finishes being incorporated into home decor is diverse. Often, the metal finishes are being mixed together. These mixed metals  often are combined with wood elements — creating one of the most popular design trends for homes in 2015, according to Denise Dick, vice president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Just where is metal popping up in home decor? Everywhere — from lighting fixtures and cabinet hardware; vases and home accessories; to furnishings like accent tables and industrial-looking chairs; and even metallic wallpaper. Even gold metallic wreaths are finding their way into home décor year-round, regardless of the season.

Want to add some metallic finishes to your spaces? Here are some ideas.

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. Adding warm colored metal to home design can spruce up a home provided that it is consistent with the overall look that you are trying to achieve. Wood and brick often compliment designs such as the Tuscan home better than metal. At the end of the day both design and style are in the eye of the beholder

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