4 Tricks For Decorating With Metallics — From a Pro!

Give your home a quick facelift with a pop of shiny metallic accents for a look that's glam yet light and airy. Says metallic-loving interior designer Deborah Wescelman, "I'm inspired by metallics and want to create a futuristic space with a modern twist." Take heed: this doesn't mean transforming your home into an intergalactic spaceship. Think silver-polished tripods and platinum curtains or bronzed table accents and lots of mirrors.

Deborah shares four easy tips for bringing new light into your home with mega-watt metallics.

  1. The Designer

    Interior designer, Deborah Wecselman, began her formal training as design associate in the store development department at Polo Ralph Lauren.
  2. The Living Room

    Use simple design: metallics lend a clean and minimalist feel by adding a few striking accents
  3. The Family Room

    Update old pieces: old chairs, chaises, couches and ottomans can be brought back to life by adding platinum, gold, bronze or silver grommets, metallic arms or feet.
  4. A Hallway

    Bring in the light: focal points in hallways don't have to start and end with a rug, placing a speckled-silver piece of wall art is a foundation for creativity and a natural light source – "visually"opening up a space
  5. The Entryway

    Accessorize sparingly: too much metallic can be overwhelming so go for one stand out piece (wall art, ottomans, accent tables or centerpieces) as the headlining embellishment in the room