Gold has a luxurious and extravagant feel about it, which is why a lot of people and designers refrain from using it. However, having gold accents in your home can really bring out some grandeur in the room, and the use of subtle gold can make a certain furniture piece really stand out. Find 5 ideas to get some gold into your home below:
1. Simple gold artwork
The best part about this idea is that you can easily do this yourself. A simple white canvas and some gold paint gives you a lot of potential for a great piece that’s all yours. You can also create a piece that suits the room much better than buying one. Or, use some gold foil to add some extra shine and texture to your piece! Create a geometric pattern on a light blue canvas, or create a gold tree on a white canvas. You can buy or create the perfect gold accented piece for your home.
2. Gold Pillows
In previous articles, it’s been stated that the perfect way to spruce up a plain couch or a room that feels empty is with pillows! The best part about filling up a bed or a couch with pillows is that you can add patterns and texture in a subtle way without buying too “out-there” furniture. You can also change the feeling of the room by just replacing the pillows if you feel like something different. The perfect way to subtly incorporate gold into your room is with a lovely patterned, or maybe even textured, pillow on a nice plain couch.
3. Gold nature
If you’re on a budget or enjoy having natural decor pieces in your home, you can easily just buy some gold spray paint, find some pine cones or twigs in your back yard, and paint them for a beautiful natural piece for your home. Add some gold twigs to a vase with some white stones for a modern look, or paint some thick dried leaves to add to a knick-knack bowl for some colour. You can even use these pieces for special occasions, such as Christmas parties, to add to your festive colour scheme.
4. Gold hardware
Gold is often associated with a classy, more vintage look. Which makes it perfect for adding to your bathroom or kitchen to contribute to the luxurious feel of the room. Imagine a claw foot bath tub, a beautiful marble counter top with a round sink and a gold tap. Paired with some gold accents in the tiles, and you have yourself a gorgeous and majestic bathroom with absolute wow factor. Or, you can even have a dull gold piece to contribute to an industrial look! How about a subway tile splash back, steel and glass cabinets, wood shelves on the bare brick wall and a dull gold tap in a square, raised sink. There’s so much you can do with gold hardware that can contribute to the look you’re going for.
5. Any piece, really
You can incorporate gold onto any piece you like! Buy a simple white vase and paint a gold pattern on it, or paint a frame and put a beloved photo in it or create a gold framed mirror. How about painting some clear bottles gold and using it as a vase? Or even re-do some of your old furniture by painting gold on the surface of an old white table, or paint a pattern on the legs of some dining chairs. There’s really no limit to what you can do with a bit of gold paint or foil and your imagination.