Gold decor is beautiful, luxurious and can add a sense of warmth to the room. However, it’s important to do it right or you’ll risk the chance of making the room appear gaudy rather than chic. Here are a few tips on gold decor to help you get started.
Take It Easy
As mentioned before, it’s essential that you don’t go overboard in your gold decor. What this means is that little sections should be done in gold rather than the entire room. The gold will be used to highlight the room and bring out a feeling of warmth but in such a way that it will stand out.
Create A Neutral Setting
Using camel, tan, chocolate brown, black or white to complete your gold décor will take the mood of the room in very different directions. Black and brown should be used in partnership with the gold accessories to help make the gold pop even more and create a more festive effect. Using camel or tan as your main background color will give a feeling of serenity and warmth. Using a white room decor with touches of gold can be used as a main color throughout the room will lend a more luxurious feel. Of course you can mix and match these colors to create a more modern feel. For example, if you’re using gold decor in the bedroom, maybe you can paint the walls tan, use a brown or black bedframe and chest of drawers and add a gold mirror, bedding and chair to complete the look.
Using curtains, gold vases, mirror frames, bedding and other accessories throughout the room is a great way to incorporate gold into your decor. As you add each piece think of how it will bring the décor together and how it will affect the feel of the atmosphere. Since you will be using gold to highlight and accent the room, it’s ok to use big or bulky decorative accessories. For example, if you are redoing the bedroom, you may want to use thick, billowy gold curtains and bedding to accent the room.
Decorate The Walls
There are three ways that you can get your walls to embrace the warmth of gold tastefully. As discussed previously, use a light shade of brown such as camel to paint the walls. In order to keep the color from feeling flat, it would be a good idea to use a glossy color so that you keep some of the richness of the decor. You can also put up wall paper that has a gold pattern on it. One of the great things about using wallpaper as an accessory is that depending on how gold you want to go you can find some beautiful gold designs that will also add texture and dimension to the room. If you don’t mind splurging, put up a wall of wood panels with a honey colored lacquer finish for a cozy yet modern look.
Don’t Forget Lighting
Natural light is always the ideal way to get any room to look its best. This is especially true with gold decor because it creates even more warmth and highlights the accessories. Be sure to also incorporate good lighting throughout the room so that when you don’t have enough natural light the décor will still stand out. This is essential for the living areas but if you prefer a more romantic feel in the bedroom or a serene feel in the bath then add light fixtures that allow you to brighten or dim the lights depending on your mood.
You’ll love any room that is inspired by gold décor.
Main Image: The Enchanted Home
Living Room: Infoteli
Gold Bedroom: Homecreat
Gold Dining Room: Paintprincess