Use Gold Accessories in Your Home Like a Pro
If you want to use gold accessories in your home like a pro, you need to pay close attention to what you see the pros using. Just because something is gold doesn’t mean it’s a tasteful addition to your home.
Consider the Finish:
A cheap coat of gold paint is like hiding a poo in a Birkin bag. Looks great initially but eventually the ugly truth will reveal itself. Try to find items that have a refined solid finish that won’t chip.
Consider the Color:
Gold comes in so many shades. A shiny polished gold finish has it’s place but it isn’t the only option so try to blend a gold leaf finish with a hammered an antiqued gold. Too much of the exact same finish is monotonous and will definitely make you look like an amateur.
Consider the Shape and Function:
Use interesting shapes. One of my favorites is the grouping of organic twisted candlesticks below. Keep your eye out for mid-century “found” items that blend gold and wood. A sunburst clock is always hip. And consider using natural bone accessories. The natural bone is tonally very warm and I find it really enhances gold accessories.
Don’t Over-do It:
And remember that too much of a good thing is still too much. Every accessory in your living room doesn’t have to be gold. The shine and the sophistication of gold has so much visual power that a little bit can go a long way!