Create Spaces with Mixed Metals Like a Pro

This year, there are so many home design trends that create a sleek, modern feel. Over the last few years, interior design started to integrate more and more gold accents and fixtures into different rooms in different ways. Now, with the emergence of textures like wicker and rattan, mixing these different looks with metals creates a warm and sophisticated look. I’m sharing below how to get started with mixed metals.

Why should you design with mixed metals?

For starters, mixing metals gives a designer look. There’s boldness in contrasting metals. The mixture definitely creates a custom feel versus the standard cookie-cutter decor. It also helps break apart neutrals that have been so popular the last few years with stand-out pieces. When done correctly, it creates a sleek, warm feel in any space!

How can you pull off mixed metals?

My first tip when you start the design process is to repeat the color at least twice. For example, keep the faucet/light, hardware/mirror, or hardware/lighting all in the same family.

From there, keep the same families of colors. For example, don’t mix polished brass and satin or antique brass. Stay consistent with the same finish for each color you are using!

What else to consider when creating this look?

When choosing your pieces, try to go for more timeless pieces when it comes to what you’re going to spend the most money on. That way, if you decide to change things up later, you can center around your largest investment. For example, when choosing plumbing fixtures, use a more classic look like chrome. When you go bold, do it with items that you’re likely to change out more often.

With that being said, don’t limit yourself to what’s trending right now. If you love the look of gold hardware, do it! Going with what you like will help you create looks that reflect the warmth you want for your home specifically.

What are your thoughts on the mixed metals look? If you feel like you’d like more guidance, I’d love to help you design your space! Learn more here about how I can help.

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