The use of metallics is a more sophisticated approach to holiday decorating. Once twinkle lights are illuminated at night, metallic accents dance with sparkle and sheen. Whether you're using the same color or mixing gold, silver and bronze, try to combine metallic ornaments featuring different finishes including matte, high-gloss reflective, glitzy and sparkly, and raw or coarse.
Reflective surfaces evoke a feeling of romance and a wintry vibe. Add reflection elegantly by dressing your Christmas tree with metallic ornaments in several shades of the same color as well as one chosen metallic tone. Here, silver is the chosen metallic.
The holiday season is all about glitz and glamor. Dress up a plain wreath with ornaments, pine cones, ribbon and leaves in your favorite metallic: bronze, copper, silver or gold. Design by HGTV fan Rachel Wallis
The glass body of the table lamp is filled with a combination of red, gold and silver ornaments for the holidays. Once the season passes, the lamp can instantly take on everyday appeal by switching the ornaments out for something different.
This traditional black marble fireplace with white mantle was transformed for the holidays with accents of greenery, gold and silver metallic highlights, red pops of color, and vases filled with ornaments.
The highlight of this Moroccan style living room is its opulent, curved, burnt orange silk-covered sofa with coordinating gold and red pillows. The glass coffee table and bronze bowl filled with ornaments echo the sheen of the couch fabric.
Combining the idea of the clock striking midnight and a favorite destination, Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore was inspired to create her Bonne Année table decor.
Gunn’s centerpiece features mini towers under glass cloches, faux snow, metallic ornaments and votive holders along with an array of vintage-style clock faces—printed from the computer and detailed with glitter.
“The theme was inspired by my love of gold and green,” says Maria Gonzalez of Graceful Order. With inexpensive items—such as the metallic ornaments, faux trees and gold plastic chargers—intermingled with china and glassware in her collection, the effect is seamlessly elegant. “It’s all about creating layers with contrasting colors and textures to create a high-end look on a budget,” Gonzalez says.
This white, eclectic dining room features a holiday tablescape with lush white floral arrangements, taper candles and sparkling silver ornaments. The crisp white table cloth and neutral place settings provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing the holiday decor.
The simple foundation of this conference room becomes an ideal backdrop for an infusion of color and whimsy. A bold black and white striped rug pairs harmoniously with pale blue chairs. The metallic pendant lights recall Christmas ornaments set off by brilliant purple string.