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How to Use Metallic Pieces in a Living Room

01/09/2015


How to Use Metallic Pieces in a Living Room – Room Decor Ideas loves how metallic details can improve a room design! Shinny details are a way to get a more elegant, glamourous and exquisite look in any room.

The designer Natalie Kraiem once said that there is no such thing as “too much” when we are talking about incorporating shiny things, the important is to keep one thing in mind. And of course that Room Decor Ideas agrees!

But to get the glamourous room design that you want at your home, there are some rules that should be follow straight to don’t exaggerate and create a room design too confuse.

On a living room, metals can be used in different way and in different pieces, but Room Decor Ideas has 5 simple rules that will help you – and, of course, living room ideas to inspire you – to use metallic details at your living room with elegance and glamour.

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Create a soft room design

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When you are trying to create a room design with metallic pieces, such as mirrors, it’s important to mix this metallic pieces with different and softer textures to create a more balanced ambiance. Room Decor Ideas thinks that, in a living room, you should mix the metallic pieces with mohair, wool and velvet, which will accentuate the piece and make it stand out in the room design.

In the two living room ideas that Room Decor Ideas present you above you can see the metalic details, such as the side table and the sculpture, combined with a colorful chair and a blue velvet sofa. This combination with soft pieces and materials makes the metallic pieces stand out.

 

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Metallic in a neutral room design

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If you want to create a living room with several metallic pieces, it’s essential to keep a neutral color scheme in the room design. Room Decor Ideas advice you to combine metallic like brass with darker colors, just like black, purple or navy, just like you can see in the first living room image. The metallic chandelier is combined with a neutral and soft tones living room and the black daybed gives a contrast that makes the chandelier stands out. When you use other metallic tones, such as chrome, stainless and satin, Room Decor Ideas thinks that you should combine it with more modern color palettes, like white, gray and blue.

 

Also See: The Best Living Room Ideas with Luxury Summer Lighting

 

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Mix different metal finishes in the room design

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Room Decor Ideas loves how the combination of different metals and finishes can create a stylish effect on a room design. But pay attention, usually is better if you use the same color metal, like gold, for example, but in different finishes and textures, such as polished brass, gold leaf and brushed brass, … Mix metals with different colors can create a messy room design, but Room Decor Ideas knows that sometimes this combination can create incredible rooms.

 

Also See: Room Decor Ideas: Meet this Romantic Apartment in Barcelona, by Recdi8 Studio

 

Bet on the classics

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Room Decor Ideas knows that copper is one of the most used metals right now and it is used in kitchens, lighting and decorative items, but if you are trying to incorporate metals in a room design, try to start with the most classic ones. Brass, silver, gold leaf and chrome are timeless and Room Decor Ideas knows that is easier to start a room design with these classics.

 

Also See: How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for your Living Room

 

One step at time

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Room Decor Ideas knows that, the best way to introduce metallic pieces into a room design, is with accessories. A mirror, a frame, a sofa with metal base or even a side table are small decorative pieces that are a great way to use metallic finishes in home interiors, such as a living room. Room Decor Ideas advices you these pieces because they are easy to change and move all over the living room when you’re trying to find the perfect balance in the room design.

 

Room Decor Ideas knows that these simple 5 rules will make easier for you to use metallic pieces at a living room and create an elegant and glamourous room design. The amazing thing about metals is that they reflect the light and, most of time, they make the space looks more open.

Room Decor Ideas is an absolute fan of the use of metals in a room design, especially on a living room. Metallic pieces give a more interesting and exquisite look to the room design and most of the time, they also add an unexpected touch!

 

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