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Metallic Magic: Tips for using the metallic homewares trend

PUBLISHED: 13:57 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:57 11 November 2015

Thr Glenbrook furniture range highlighted by copper accessories

Thr Glenbrook furniture range highlighted by copper accessories

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Katie Watson, interior designer at Fishpools, Waltham Cross, gives a guide to adding the beauty of metal to your home

Perfect for giving your décor an immediate style upgrade, metallic accents will inject a sophisticated touch as well as introduce warmth and texture. From copper, brass and gold to chrome and nickel there’s a glimmering array of gilded finishes to choose from and just as many ways to style them.

1. Gold and brass finishes are tried and tested classics. A dash of gilt here and there will lend your space an instant air of opulence and can be paired with almost any colour for a richer and brighter appearance.

2. If you’re brave enough to go bold, combine larger metallic pieces such as a coffee table with soft furnishings or walls in pigment heavy hues such as navy blue or emerald green.

3. For a more subtle feel, smaller accent pieces can be contrasted with neutral shades and rustic finishes for an understated look with a luxe edge.

4. Our love of copper is still going strong and not without good reason, these tones are a great way to bring cosiness to a room that has a refined look. Pendant lights hung in a group of three make for a stunning centre piece and will glow beautifully when lit.

5. For a contemporary touch, choose pieces with reflective surfaces such as chrome and mirrored finishes. These will bounce light around the room, giving it a super-sleek feel.

Pictured: Glenbrook range with copper accessories

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