Holiday decorations shouldn’t be the only reason your home sparkles at this time of year. While Christmas ornaments and lights lend their own distinctive shine to our interiors, our designers at West Coast Living advocate having a little sparkle and shimmer in your home all year long. While you can kick it up a notch with festive décor, having some pieces that glitter can make your home shine all year – and pick up your mood during those dreary, post-holiday weeks. Here are a few key pieces our designers love:
Reflect your style. A statement-making mirror is a prime piece in any room that naturally adds a glow no matter what your style. Kick it up a notch by adding a metallic finish and then take it to the next level by adding some shimmery features and you have a piece that will sparkle add year-round. (We love how the silver and champagne finish elevates the hand-forged metal frame of the Corbis mirror by Uttermost.)
Rock it with metal. You don’t have to go heavy on the metal to add some instant glam. While shiny metal frames obviously kick the sparkle factor up a notch, you can add a more subtle glow with subdued metal finishes on dynamic shapes. Try something like this Melange Golden Gate console from Hooker for a piece that adds subtle glow in every season.
Go bold with gold. Sometimes more is just right. Don’t be afraid to go all out and embrace gold in a big way. Our designers adore the sheer expanse of solid gold in this Strike Gold dining room table from Caracole. Pair dramatic pieces like this with more subtle surroundings (like the dark walls and subtle upholstered chairs) so they stand out while still fitting in.
Delight is in the details. The details are what take a room from bland to grand. When you select pieces that have features that would make a statement on their own, and then add a sparkly finish, you level up your interior. That’s what makes the Barcelona credenza from Bernhardt so unique. Sure, it’s a gorgeous chunk of silver in a space, but it’s the complex circular pattern that makes you (and your guests) do a double take every time your eye falls on it.
Go for glass. The natural shimmer of glass shouldn’t be relegated to just mirrors. We love covering unexpected pieces in glass and watching the dramatic results. Accent tables, consoles and credenzas are perfect candidates to reflect your style, but why stop there? This Arabella paneled bed from Hooker will have you seeing your room in an entirely new dimension.
When you add pieces that sparkle, your home will shine all year. Need help getting this look in your home? Stop by one of our showrooms and talk with our designers to bring the holidays home.