We take a ton of inspiration from the worlds of fashion and design. What we see in magazines, on-line, on runways trickle down to tangible trends that we can use in our home decor and party planning.
I spend an unreasonable amount of time browsing through decor and shelter magazines and always feel really inspired but what I find. Sure, I look to fashion as well for event concepts and themes, but decor is so tightly woven with event planning and space planning that I find the greatest inspiration from that world.
There is a subtle shift in what’s trending in decor in terms of metal influences and the use of what I would consider the hard elements. The brushed silver and chrome accents that have been popular the past few years is making way for more use of gold hues and bronze colours especially with reflective or metallic finishes.
Even, my latest edition of Veranda magazine nods towards this trend with almost every item in the favourite finds column featuring touches of gold.
(Love the pedestal table by the way. So chic!)
I really like this trend because it evokes a warm feeling and seems to envelope you in a glow. The perfect hue for party design!
This image from Design Love Fest, shows that trend in actual decor:
The touches of gold and bronze in the side tables and bull figurine are subtle and unobtrusive yet warm the space well.
This image from House & Home also showcases some golden tones:
It features gold accents in the pendant lighting, candle holders, bowls and even woven in the throw on the couch which has lovely bronze accents.
And this lighting fixture from Tom Dixon:
Well… it’s just cool, and funky, and so on spot right now.
So, go with this trend and bring some of these gold hues and elements into your party design. You can easily incorporate these tones with bold statements through your linens or with little accents throughout your table design.
Gold cutlery can add warmth and interest to your table design as well as bronze dipped vases. (cutlery from west elm, vases from HGTV)
These both could be fun DIY projects as well. You can mimic a design that inspires you and make it your own. A little gold paint dipped on the ends of bamboo cutlery could be a great look.
Use votive holders with gold accents, use plates with golden tones, or simply add gold or bronze to place cards to incorporate this trend.
I love how this table setting layers the golden hues so that there is a ton of variety and depth without being overwhelming or cluttered. Don’t be afraid to mix and experiment with various levels of gold. Some of the best design, and the most pleasing overall looks, come from gradual and varying shades of the same tone.
A wintery motif is easily warmed by adding splashes of gold.
A glorious sequin table runner adds instant glamour and warmth to the table design that it could be all you need to pull this colour concept through. You could use party favours in gold or bronze or better yet, bronze, gold and glitter!
Embrace the warmth from gold hues and bronze tones. Try sequin, or sparkle or even metallic. Have fun with it and take inspiration from everything around you.
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Gold is a fabulous, timeless colour. I totally agree with what you say, it adds warmth and style to a space. Gold allows you to go all out glam with opulent pieces that own a space, or use it subtly – maybe a delicate piece of furniture edged in gold to lift a space without making it over the top. A stunning ornate gold mirror on a vast neutral wall can totally transform a space, creating a spectacular feature to drawer the room together.
I totally agree with you. Just subtle touches is enough to transform a space! And using furniture pieces to incorporate gold, is not only current now, but will be a timeless look.