How to mix metals in the interior

How to mix metals in the interior

In our modern world, there is literally no room without metals in the decor, and I’m not just talking about bathrooms or kitchens, the rest of the rooms have some metallic accents as well. Decorating with metal has become a popular idea. Brass, copper and nickel finishes can be seen throughout. Confining the space to a single metal is quite difficult, and changing all the metallic details is a bit too expensive. Mixing metals in a room breaks the rules of stylish decor, but you can rock them in a chic way to make all metals look good. How do I mix different metals in a room to keep it stylish? Here are some tips and ideas.

Choose a dominant metal

When planning your decor and colors, choose the metal you want to dominate here. It can be copper for an on trend feel or brass for a glamorous touch, possibly stainless steel for a clean modern look. This metal will be the main metal here and you should rock most of the metallic details on it, they will accentuate and support the look. Other touches may involve other types and shades of metal, but most of them stay in the dominant metal and try not to mix many of them – 2 or 3 is enough.

Customize the finishes

For the different metals to look good together, you need the same finish to unify the look. You can opt for a polished finish for a glossy touch or simply a satin finish that blends the light fixture with the rest of the decor rather than making it stand out. The type of finish you choose should match the style you choose and the effect you want: polished finishes work well for a trendy and bold look and for a modern and contemporary feel. The satin finishes are best for mid-century. There is also an oil finish that adds a touch of antique to the room and is great for vintage and sophisticated interiors.

Highlight the statement

You can pick a focal point in the room and somehow make it stand out. It can be just one big piece, e.g. a large appliance or mirror in a metal frame, or you can accent this piece with various decorative elements and other metals to make it stand out.

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