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Metallic Home Accessories From Colour Decor February 08 2016, 1 Comment

Add The Wow Factor To Your Styling With Metallic Home Accessories

Using metallic home accessories is a clever, affordable way of adding drama, style and elegance to your home.  Metallic furnishings and homewares are part of a big recent style trend, but it’s far from new. In ancient Egypt polished metal finishes were used to bring natural light into temples and palaces. The 70s and 80s saw an explosion of shiny brass decor touches, reflecting the affluence and excess of the times.  Metal hues and tones will definitely bring sunshine to your life, too. 

So how can you incorporate this look with the furniture and accessories you already have? Check out these handy tips!

 


Shiny, happy people 

Metallic home accessories are popular because they manage to add both frivolity and luxury to your decor look.  Depending on how you use them, they can add light, create atmosphere or inspire glamour. Using metallic accessories instead of whole items of furniture is a subtle, cost effective way of adding metal style to your home without going overboard.

If you’re not sure how the trend will suit your home, start by using metallic accessories as accent pieces. If you use them sparingly, they draw attention without being flashy or overpowering. Try a photo frame, clock, vase or basket, in either shiny or weathered metal finishes, to get the look.

Meshing metallics with your current kitchen or living room furniture will add texture and interest to what you already have. Look to add canisters, bowls or trays with metallic finishes for an easy update. To put an original spin on the style, consider using a hue that isn’t as common, like a golden yellow rather than silver or bronze. Using gold coloured switches, candle holders or jewellery stands are just a few simple options to invite warmth into the room.

 

Metal Heads

There is a whole range of gorgeous style ideas and themes that you can use within your home. You can stick with what you already have and add accent pieces to suit, or you can completely redo the room. Here are a few of the latest metallic design ideas that you’ll just love!

Earthy Style

Keep things understated with matte or textured metals. Pieces with soft finishes like brushed, hammered or rippled effects make great additions to a rustic-looking room. You should also look to combine copper, gold and silver tones, as long as you ensure they’ve got a matte finish. Use muted rugs and pillows with light metallic touches to complete your earthy design.

 

Glam Style

To create a glam style effect in your home, you’ll want to play up polished surfaces with striking high gloss metals. These draw the eye and bounce natural light around the room. Gold, silver, copper and brass tones will blend nicely if you use objects with sleek lines. If the objects you’re using are more ornate, stick with the one colour. Shiny clocks, bowls and vases are the way to go.

 

 

 

 

Modern Style

To ensure the style you create is modern, combine matte and shiny finishes. This will produce a look that is fresh, fun and daring. Make sure you stick with lighter colours and clean lines so that the end effect is interesting but not too ‘busy’. Candlesticks, lighting options, vases and wall art can be mixed and matched to create your modern-look room. Metallic Wall Stickers can also add a touch of modern metallic fun as a feature wall. 

 

 

 

Need inspiration? Check out the stunning array of metallic vases, clocks, pots, art and other metallic home accessories at Colour Decor.

Browse the range of beautiful metallic home accessories from Colour Decor today!

For more home styling inspiration, head to our Pinterest page!


Kitchen Decoration Ideas With Colour Decor October 27 2015, 0 Comments

We can't lie to you and why would we - we love colour! But we also love pattern and personality. And - ahem - food. So read on to find some simple ways to easily decorate the hub of your home and have it looking good enough to eat!

5 Ways To Add Decoration To Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen all substance and no style? You can change that right now!  A kitchen needs to include all the practical necessities, but that doesn’t mean it should be lacking love. Whether you are the original domestic goddess or the world’s worst cook, a few simple kitchen decoration ideas can transform your bland kitchen into a hub of comfort and creativity. 

There’s nothing like a personal touch and some bright pops of colour to improve the appearance of your kitchen. Here are just a few ideas!

 

 

1. Add colour.

Create a new colour scheme for your kitchen without lifting a paint brush! Simply add a few themed accessories that catch the eye to lift the overall impression of the space.  Put colourful bowls and platters on display, or choose crates and canisters that double up as practical containers as well as design elements. A kitchen colour scheme can be bold and brash or sweet and homely – or you can mix it up with contrasts.

Tip: Whatever kitchen colour palate you choose, make sure it complements adjoining rooms.

                     

 

2. Personality and style.

Your kitchen doesn’t have to look like a showroom setting. Add your own personality and style! If you like the vintage look, traditional cottage, modern, retro or eclectic, embrace it and make it your own. You feel more at home in a kitchen that reflects your passions, which means great food and great company are guaranteed.

 

3. Create a feature.

A striking feature element doesn’t have to be expensive, or even dominate the room. It just has to catch the eye, draw your attention and establish a decorating vibe. Try an oversized clock, a display of gorgeous linens like aprons and tea towels or a bold wooden fruit bowl bursting with fresh produce.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Storage meets style.

Typically storage is all about being practical, but contemporary kitchen storage options offer function and flair.  Your jugs and vases, canisters or butter dish can all form part of a mini room makeover, especially if you choose items in unique designs and colours.

 

 

5. Inside/outside. 

Make a connection between your kitchen and garden by bringing herb pots and easy-care plants inside. Not only is it handy to have fresh herbs at your fingertips, you can use vibrant pots and vases to enhance your refreshed colour scheme. 

 

 

  

 

Design trends are constantly changing, but it’s easy to keep your kitchen on trend without major renovations or refurbs.  Keep your kitchen basics in place and update the look with colourful accessories, lush linens or handy storage solutions that make a splash.

Personal style never goes out of fashion. Add a little love to your home with these simple kitchen decoration ideas. By changing just a few items, you can completely alter the look of the room!

Have fun!

Christy xx

 

Check out the range of stunning, affordable kitchen decoration ideas online at Colour Decor now!

Take a look at more Kitchen inspo at our Colour Decor Pinterest page here!


Goodbye Winter - Hello Spring & Hello Blog! September 22 2015, 0 Comments

Yes, I thought. Now is the time. Just as the sun is warming and the Spring days beckon, I have decided I need to spend just a little more time glued to the screen... Are you crazy I hear you say!? Probably!!

But as much as I am an outdoorsy kinda gal, I am also passionate about the industry I work in and our quite cool little store, Colour Decor... Yes, it sounds a bit 80's and that's because it was and we decided not to change it. ( It was a decade for trendsetters after all! ) We still have a strong focus on colour and setting trends but also on creating a modern & eclectic collection of homewares, gifts, art & accessories from designers, artisans & importers across Australia. All with quality, good design, function, affordability, colour & pattern in mind. All available through our retail store in Geraldton, West Australia and through our online store Australia wide. Added to that, I am also a practising artist with exciting ventures on the horizon, am Mum to two gorgeous boys and did I mention we picture frame as well?

Life is V-E-R-Y busy... which might just make for good blog fodder!

And anyway, I can blog when the sun goes down... 

Christy xx