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 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.