Using metal in home décor

Posted on: August 18th, 2015

Calimero Lamps by Cattelan Italia

Metal is a nice way to add a special touch to home décor. Metals bring warmth and elegance to any space, and if it is done well, a mix of metals gives personality to your home.

We know that for a long time mixing different types of metal was a “no-no”. In the past, gold and chrome, for example, could not be in the same room at all. However, today things are a little bit more relaxed, and mixing metals is a huge trend. Especially warm metallic tones like brass, bronze, and gold.


Egypt wall Mirror by Cattelan Italia

So if you want to embrace metal in your home décor, don’t be afraid. It is simpler than you thought, and it will make a subtle, but amazing difference in your rooms.

First of all, despite the “bad memories” from the 80’s and 90’s, nowadays metals in décor are more delicate and less “shiny”. You can have them in beautiful picture frames, lamps, accent pieces, trays, knobs and so on. The natural finish is more common leaving in the past the ultra polished pieces.


Apollo lamp by Cattelan Italia

Gold frames and brass accessories are perfect to create a classic look, a kind of old world feeling. In the other hand, silver and chrome pieces are a good option for a modern and futuristic décor.

Also, you can have throw pillows in metallic colors, paint a wall or install metallic wallpaper. You don’t need to limit your options to accessories or accent pieces.


Gil bookcase by Antonello

When mixing metal, the secret is to find the right balance. For example, if bronze is the predominant accent color, a delicate silver detail on the furniture or accessories can unit the whole room and bring personality to the décor.

Wrapping up, a well-balanced mix of metals turns any room into something more organic and appealing to the eye. Release your creativity and get inspired by our product selection on our website. Don’t be afraid to try something new.


Toto barstool by Cattelan Italia


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