Guide to Using Metallics in your Interior

The metallic trend shows no sign of waning and we think Autumn is the perfect time to introduce metallics to add a touch of warmth and glamour to your interiors. Not only do metallics look super stylish, but they also have the added appeal of bringing more light into a room. We’ve scoured the web to provide some inspiration.

Shiny taps

This stunning Floor Mounted Manual Invincible Bath/Shower Mixer from Swadling Brassware makes a beautiful centrepiece for the bathroom. While it looks traditional, with its elegant period detailing, in reality it is anything but. Offering some of the best flow rates on the market, it will fill a bath efficiently and run a satisfying shower. Pictured here in Living Brass with White Ceramic, it is also available in other beautiful metallic finishes including Chrome, Brushed Gold and Polished Nickel.

Metal finishes

This beautiful honeycomb styled Alveare Furniture range from MY Furniture(from £89.99) is a lovely way to add a touch of luxe to your interiors. The range includes chairs, footstools, tables, sideboard, shelving units and sofas. Pictured here in Alveare Tub Chair and Footstool in Chalk velvet with Brass Base, it is also available in a wide range of colours, with a choice of silver, copper or brass bases.

Bathroom metallics

We love this understatedly luxurious bathroom with its subtle metallic finishes. The EauZone Plus Curved Corner shower, from Matki, has a gently curved profile with a shiny chrome finish. If you’re not ready to upgrade your shower yet, you could add metallic to your bathroom by way of mirrors, candle holders, picture frames or light fittings.

Make your windows shine

Have you thought of adding metallics to your windows? These Warm Copper PerfectFIT Venetian Blinds from Blinds 2Go (made to measure from £24.15) fit easily into PVC windows, without the need of drills or holes. The burnished finish will make your windows glow with warmth and style. A tilt control wand makes it easy to control how much light you want to filter through the aluminium slats.

Metallic wallpaper

There are plenty of metallic wallpapers to choose from to add some shine to your interiors. We love this Woods & Pears wallpaper from Cole & Son, showcasing a host of golden pears against a dreamlike forest backdrop. Image by @designbydeborah.

Mixed metals

Mixing your metals is bang on trend. We love the way different metallic finishes have been used to great effect in this bathroom. The chrome Deluge showerhead, Wall Mounted Basin Mixer taps and Floor Mounted Shower/Bath Mixer, from Swadling Brassware’s Illustrious collection, contrast beautifully with the gold mosaic tiles, light fitting, candlestick holders and mirror edge. 

Working metals

Jazz up your working from home space with some simple but snazzy accessories. Pictured here is the elegant Kate Spade New York file organizer, featuring a clear finish with gold plating and the words, ‘Sort it out.’ Available from Amara from £45, along with the matching Things to Do Letter Tray and Make it Stick Tape Dispenser.

Metallic reflections

These Silver Mirrored Bevelled Wall Tiles (from £29.99 for a box of 22) from MY Furniture will add some glamour and sparkle, as well as a handy reflective surface, to any room in your house, such as bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.  Use them on their own to create a striking feature wall or mix them mosaic-style with other tiles.

Make your bedroom sparkle

If you’d love just a little touch of sparkle, in an understated way, we’ve discovered this decadent Luxe Faux Silk Crush Bronze Roman Blind from Blinds 2Go (from £42,58, made to measure). The subtle, metallic shimmer of the faux silk is complemented beautifully by the opulent crushed velvet border.

Warm metals

Add some warmth to your interiors with brass, bronze or gold. This EauZone Plus Hinge Panel and Door from Matki Showering features quality solid brass fittings and high lustre aluminium wall mounts in a choice of finishes including brushed gold, gold, chrome, polished nickel and brushed nickel.

Author: Sara Chardin