And I love any opportunity to add
shimmer and shine to a room or a beautiful piece of furniture or decor.
There is an art to creating a balance.
Although I find it difficult to achieve (I love me some sparkle),
there is such a thing…as too much bling!
I’ve pulled together three tips and three DIY projects
to help you introduce on-trend metallic to your home.
I’ve tried many metallic paints & Lumiere Metallic Paint is my favourite.
It is low-odour with smooth application & good coverage at an affordable price ($17.95)
Bonus? There are 20+ colours to choose from in the online shop:
If you haven’t used metallics before, go slow. Introduce a metallic mirror or tray, paint a photo frame, add a stencil in Metallic Paint to something like a pillow (yes! you can paint fabric with it!) or a trinket box. Start small and see how you like it.
Yes, gold, silver and copper are classics. Both timeless and elegant. But often an unexpected hit of colour like Violet or Bright Turquoise add real punch. Let yourself be drawn to a colour, and if that colour is a classic, that’s great too! Be playful and see where it takes you.
Never be afraid to experiment with mixing old with new, shine with dull. Gold with silver? Bronze with gunmetal? Absolutely! Mix it up and see where it takes you.
using silver and brass from www.theinspiredroom.net?
Not sure where to begin? For a simple, cost-effective update — start with knobs and handles. A quick coat of paint will enliven dated or dull vintage hardware. With Lumiere Metallic Paint, you can change them from brass to bronze, copper to pewter, or with a coat of paint! Use one of the vibrant coloured metallics like Magenta or Indigo for the unexpected. The options are endless.
Grab some of these gorgeous newbies in our online shop.
If an entire chair or table seems like too much — add highlights instead. Keep it neutral or go a bit wild. If you’re having trouble deciding, find inspiration from within the room. Is there a cushion or a vase you love? Pick a coordinating metallic.
Take a walk through any room in your house. There is usually at least one item that can use a makeover. A vase? A lamp? The frame on artwork or a mirror? What better way to trial metallic paint in the room? Put your personal spin on it.
always have a place in the home.
They bring light and interest, a little Hollywood chic,
Manhattan glamour, Moroccan charm or a funky Soho vibe...you can decide.
It's love in a bottle!