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Gold Rush: Give your Home the Golden Touch

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

One of the trends that I noted at Decorex was Gold.  But has Gold, the precious metal always been associated with luxury and nobleness, ever been out of fashion? Today, we notice a shift from pompous, baroque inspired interiors towards contemporary designs.  From large polished surfaces to little embellished details, gold certainly is on trend right now.  Some people think that gold in interior design is too pretentious and exaggerated, however if you use it in a clever way, you will be able to achieve magnificent results. Let me share a few ideas. The Sense Of Style Before buying any furniture or accessories, consider the interior style you already have in your room or want to create. For example, if you have traditional furnishings, the best choice for you will be classic furniture and accessories with gilded details - carved picture and mirror frames and crystal chandeliers. [caption id="attachment_3515" align="aligncenter" width="528"]Babylon Gold Leaf Pendant, Alexander & Pearl £595.00 Babylon Gold Leaf Pendant, Alexander & Pearl £595.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3516" align="aligncenter" width="521"]Gold Gilt Emmanuel Chair, Sweetpea & Willow £710.00 Gold Gilt Emmanuel Chair, Sweetpea & Willow £710.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3517" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gold Gilt Tuscany Mirror, Ayers and Graces £125.00 Gold Gilt Tuscany Mirror, Ayers and Graces £125.00[/caption] For modern, contemporary interiors seek items that have sleek, minimalistic forms and a polished golden finish as an accent touch. [caption id="attachment_3518" align="aligncenter" width="496"]Hutton, The Chandelier & Mirror Company £245.00 Hutton, The Chandelier & Mirror Company £245.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3519" align="aligncenter" width="433"]Moore Gold Table Lamp, LuxDeco £365.00 Moore Gold Table Lamp, LuxDeco £365.00[/caption] Colour Theory As gold is a strong statement colour be cautious when using it in combination with other colours. Pair it with striking red and you can be sure that your guests will run from your house without looking back. Better to balance it with more neutral, calm tones. For example, together with chocolate brown or black you will get a very glamorous, chic look. [caption id="attachment_3520" align="aligncenter" width="620"]BIBA Black Velvet Sequin Cushion, House of Fraser £40.00 BIBA Black Velvet Sequin Cushion, House of Fraser £40.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3521" align="aligncenter" width="349"]Wallpaper Barneby Gates Honey Bees Gold on Charcoal, In-Spaces £78.00 Wallpaper Barneby Gates Honey Bees Gold on Charcoal, In-Spaces £78.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3522" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Chicago Floor Lamp, Made £189.00 Chicago Floor Lamp, Made £189.00[/caption] White and pale creams will soften it and make it look more delicate and not so overpowering. [caption id="attachment_3523" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Brushed Gold Lined Lamp Shade, Not on the High Street £45.00 Brushed Gold Lined Lamp Shade, Not on the High Street £45.00[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3524" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Lacquer Foot Ritual Bowl, NomLiving £55.00 Lacquer Foot Ritual Bowl, NomLiving £55.00[/caption]   Soft Gold - What about textiles? Textiles with golden threads or embroidery were always a sign of premium quality and high price. Remember those luxurious brocades and tapestries we have seen in the royal palaces? Some textile manufacturers still continue to produce them - one of the oldest and most famous companies is Antico Setificio Fiorentino. Other fabric makers and home stores also haven’t left the golden trend unnoticed and create very beautiful and eye-catching accent pieces, like this one, for example: [caption id="attachment_3525" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Beaded Corners Cushion Cover, West Elm £44.00 Beaded Corners Cushion Cover, West Elm £44.00[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3526" align="aligncenter" width="617"]BIBA Black and Gold Swirl Embroidered Cushion, House of Fraser £45.00 BIBA Black and Gold Swirl Embroidered Cushion, House of Fraser £45.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3527" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gold, Velvet And Embroidered Cushions, Not on the High Street £48.00 Gold, Velvet And Embroidered Cushions, Not on the High Street £48.00[/caption] Where to use it? Many people when starting to decorating are in the following dilemma - in which space it is appropriate to use gold? The answer is simple - as long as its use is tasteful and moderate you can bring golden touches to any room of your house. In bedrooms - subtle tones in textiles, such as curtains and bedсovers, lampshades and decorative pillows. In living rooms - various furniture and accessories, such as accent chairs, poufs, lighting, vases and mirrors. Golden taps and door handles in bathrooms look especially luxurious and exquisite. However, always be conscious not to overload room with gold, unless you want to make it look like Versailles Palace. Going Bold We are going to throw the above rules out of the window when it comes to surfaces.  There are some simply gorgeous wallpapers and tiles, although they are a bold statement the result will surpass your expectations! [caption id="attachment_3528" align="aligncenter" width="438"]Roman Gold mix, The Winchester Tile Company Roman Gold mix, The Winchester Tile Company[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3529" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Reflection, Original Style Reflection, Original Style[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3530" align="aligncenter" width="462"]Vintage Ravello Stripe Gold, ARTHOUSE £25.99 Vintage Ravello Stripe Gold, ARTHOUSE £25.99[/caption]   If you are looking for some more golden inspiration we have some nuggets for you for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat [caption id="attachment_3531" align="aligncenter" width="620"]BIBA Starburst Tea Pot, House of Fraser £30.00 BIBA Starburst Tea Pot, House of Fraser £30.00[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_3532" align="aligncenter" width="620"]The Townhouse, LuxDeco The Townhouse, LuxDeco[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_3533" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bloomingville Pair of Gold & Bronze Ceramic Votive, White Mint £10.00 Bloomingville Pair of Gold & Bronze Ceramic Votive, White Mint £10.00[/caption]  


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