December Design Trend: Metallics

At Avi Urban, our stylish interior designers are always up on the latest trends. As our designer Marnie Galbraith explains, this Christmas season is all about metallics.

Metallics are all the rage for this holiday season in all areas of design!  From metallic details on apparel to shining adornments for the tree, lux wallpapers and gilded frames with favorite holiday images, metallics are a great way to add a little designer glitz to your home.

Trends like this originate in the fashion/beauty industry with nail polish, jewelry, eye shadow, footwear and apparel, but now this trend is moving quickly into the world of design and interior decorating. Metallics are successfully seen in dramatic wallpapers and accent furniture pieces too. It adds a little something unexpected and gives the glam touch!

This trend is not exclusively for the “glamazon.” This trend works for those who also prefer a more masculine touch. This can be anything from shades of stainless, checker plate and chrome.

Here’s how to integrate this trend into your home this season:

1.       It’s in the accents: Toss cushions in metallic fabrics, metal accents like sequins and clever buttons are a plenty at stores like HomeSense and Home Outfitters.

2.       Find fashion inspiration: Similar details can be found on your outfit for the holidays, for the ladies and gents. Suits with a metallic thread or even a tie in a chrome hue can jazz up any soiree.

3.       Make it masculine: This trend is not exclusively for the “glamazon.” This trend works for those who also prefer a more masculine touch. This can be anything from shades of stainless, checker plate and chrome.

4.       Try it on your tree: This is a great accent to add to your holiday décor as well; this can bring a festive glimmer to a holiday tree, even revamp some old ornaments with a solid coat of metallic spray paint and voila!

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