The 90s were a rough time all around carpeted bathrooms, pine cabinets, and my personal favorite, mauve and teal Santa Fe decor. I literally feel ill. And I’m sad to admit it because as much as I love gold, it was one of those nightmares. We all remember this bathroom all too well:
And these bed frames and lamp bases… So shiny! Yikes!
But after making a tragic appearance in these homes, gold has transformed into something that is seen in almost every home and not in a tacky way. The new finishes are so shiny and much more chic! Brass is my go-to for metal choices! Don’t shy away from gold! Embrace it! Play with it in your different accent furniture and decor!
If you are timid about using gold in your home, start small! Add a gold tray on a nightstand or side table. This is a great way to start introducing some gold into your interior design.
Another way to incorporate gold is through mirrors or lighting. The trim on these mirrors introduces gold to the room and the gold inner lining of the pendants offers subtle pops of gold. And those CURTAINS!! But that is neither here nor there for this discussion!
Here we have more prominent gold accents for those of you who are ready to fully take on gold. Find accent furniture such as this side table or coffee table that have gold legs or bases.
Bed frames don’t have to be like the one we saw earlier. Classy gold bed frames are possible! I love this upholstered frame with gold accents. So delicate and beautiful!
Here are some ways that I’ve used gold in my own design…
All of the cabinet hardware in this kitchen is brass. I love the unexpected pop it adds! If you’re afraid to put brass hardware through entire kitchen, begin with one piece of furniture! You’re sure to fall in love! You can find this entire kitchen reveal here.
Or jump in with both feet! We decked out this entire bathroom with brash fixtures from the faucets to the sconces. It is so elegant against the linen white cabinets! Check out the rest of this bathroom here.
And like I said earlier, accessorize in gold! Just try it! You will love the outcome!
So give it a try and begin introducing accents of gold into your home today! Be bold with your gold! Feel up to it??
Happy Whimsy Wednesday!