Ever since I can remember, I have loved to decorate my personal living space. As a little girl, I was always moving my furniture around in my room to freshen it up. When I moved into my dorm in university, I put a lot of thought and time into selecting the right bedding and decorations to make my tiny little shoe box feel homey. After first year, I moved into a house with 4 other girls and insisted that they help me measure my new room so that I knew what I had to work with before I went furniture shopping. I drew the layout of the room, took measurements of the furniture I wanted, and tested several configurations to make sure it would fit. (If you’ve been following my posts for some time, you’re probably getting a good sense of my OCD tendencies. Hehehe)
As an adult, I would describe my style as elegant and classic. I like dark wood finishes and neutral furniture that is built to last and classic enough that it won’t soon go out of style. But I also love colour. One of my favourite ways to freshen up a space without spending a ton of money on new furniture is by infusing new and fresh colours through wall paint and accessories.
Lately, I have been absolutely in love with the metallic accent trends. In a classic space like I’ve created in my home, they add a bit of modern pop, really freshening up the space. Especially against dark wood furniture and brightly coloured walls.
I recently picked up a number of silver and chrome home accents from IKEA, Bouclair and Home Sense. I live in a small, open concept space, so I have placed them throughout the space for a cohesive theme. My kitchen appliances are also stainless steel so they really help to pull everything together in the space.
There are so many beautiful metallic pieces out there, that you are sure to find something to match your space. The classics like silver, gold and bronze are always great choices, but there are also stunning colourful metallic accents like pink and blue, for bolder tastes.
If you’re looking to freshen up your home this spring, give metallics a try!