Today we’re going to take a look at a particular trend that has crept into a number of popular styles in the last year or two – gold!

Gold can be used in myriad ways in the home, but generally, it works to give our spaces a little shot of luxury and decadence. Let’s examine how we can use gold to elevate our home designs, without becoming ostentatious, over-the-top, or kitschy.

When using gold it’s important not to overdo it – too much of the stuff and your home may start to resemble a certain president’s New York penthouse. If you decide to use golden textiles on the wall or a large mosaic or mirror, consider whether you actually need to add more gold. One large piece may be plenty already. It’s better to err on the side of caution, in our experience.

One of the most popular ways to add a touch of gold glamor to your home is by selecting a stunning gold light or chandelier – this is the main event, the centerpiece. Then, much smaller gold accent pieces can be dotted around the room to bring a sense of cohesion without becoming overbearing. In this picture, the large disco-ball light draws the eye immediately. Then on further inspection, you begin to notice the smaller details – the coffee table, the small tray around the vase, the stylish reading lamp. These little hints of gold really tie the room together.

Besides choosing your gold décor, it is crucial to think about the most suitable background and gold-friendly shades. The easiest to work with, as usual, are white and black. You can’t really go wrong with gold/white or gold/ black. It’s smart, elegant, and sophisticated. Another good combination is gold and red. It’s a little more expressive and extravagant. Be careful not to go overboard though, or your home may feel a bit too Christmassy. It’s great in December but not so much in July! Gold also works well with dark, rich, and deep tones: think velvet blue, dark green, red wine, and terracotta. In terms of matching materials and textures, silver and wood are ‘friends’ of gold, so bear that in mind, too.

Don’t just focus on furniture and decorative pieces – consider your use of lightning, too. Make sure to use warm, gold lighting in your cozier spaces. It creates a relaxing, soothing atmosphere in contrast to harsh, clinical white light. Using this shade of light makes it easy to give your design a certain warmth, sophistication, and bohemianism – and who doesn’t want a bit of that at home?!

At Austin Home Interiors, we offer a wide range of beautiful fine furniture, including lamps, chandeliers, tables, and mirrors – in gold and in many other colors, too.

Contact us today at [email protected] to arrange an appointment with one of our interior designers, or come by our gorgeous showroom at 37 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, Quận 2.

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