When the temperatures dip and the nights close in, the thing most of us strive for in the winter months is a warm and cozy home. Adding layers to our sofa, including textural accents like deep pile rugs or additional throws to our beds is just part of the fun of getting our homes in the mood for winter.
Visual clues also can create warmth in a space and there’s no better metallic for bouncing around the light as gold and brass. It’s been the ‘metal of the moment’ for a while now and embracing it in the depths of winter is a great way to create a cozy home.
Today, we’re sharing a few ways you can incorporate gold into your home decorating this winter, from simple accents to full-on glam, perfect for adding some on-trend style this season.
Gold Accents for the Home
If you are just stepping your toe into this trend, the easiest way to incorporate gold into your home this winter is via a few choice accessories. Gold trimmed trays create the perfect surface upon which to enjoy breakfast in bed but you’ll also notice that gold repeats in other smaller items as well. The nailhead trim in the headboard, the gold frame of the artwork, the gold display urchin on the book and the gold pineapple lamp base which glows under the softness of flickering candlelight.
For bigger impact, consider an ornate picture frame which adds timeless appeal to the living room shown above. With a silver grey velvet sofa, it may have seemed an easy choice to use silver accents but the contrast of the gold frame against the deep blue walls gives the grey sofa warmth along with the star embroidered pillow, making it the perfect winter spot for a relaxing cup of coffee.
Gold Furniture for the Home
Velvet looks especially delicious with gold accents as we’ve seen in our examples and this combination is repeated above. The warmth of the velvet sofa, a plush area rug and a luxe faux fur throw are all perfect companions for the winter months but adding a small gold side table and lamp elevates this eclectic space.
We see a similar cozy space which follows a similar formula: velvet sofa, faux fur throw, gold furniture – but here, the color scheme is decidedly brighter and fresher. Gold accents and furniture again warm up a room with cooler visual clues of grey, pink and white demonstrating that you don’t have to go with darker colors to create a golden winter vibe.
Gold for Walls and Ceilings
Ready to take your golden glow to the next level? Consider using wallpaper with a gold pattern as shown in the inviting foyer above. The winter textures are there with cozy Mongolian fur stools, moody photography and a textured chair. The repeating pattern in the wallpaper ties together the other gold accents in the space and adds a touch of interest and movement to this beautiful space.
And finally, if you are ready to dive into the look of gold this winter, then consider adding it to an unexpected place as shown above. Here, a gold ceiling reflects the warmth of the room back into it, picking up a candle-lit fireplace, gold furniture, curtains and accessories. While this look may not be for the faint of heart, it’s a stunning example of how to use gold effectively without overwhelming the senses.
Will you be using gold in your own winter decorating? Let us know in the comments!