Get Your Color On! Silver and Gold

One thing I love about this time of year is all the sparkle, especially from the metallics used in holiday decor and fashion. This month's Get Your Color On! will show you how you can enjoy silver and gold year-round, from splashes of pizzazz to all-out glam. Get Your Color On silver gold metallics decorating tips accessories fabric furniture DIY decor The Decor Guru Continue reading to learn my tips for decorating with these colors, more of my decor picks, plus how other bloggers have incorporated gold and silver into their homes.

If you like the sparkle that gold and silver offer but are concerned about overdoing it, start out slowly. These classic metallics can still be effective for adding glam in your decor without going full-on disco (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Take a look at these accessories that are full of panache:

Get Your Color On silver gold metallics decorating tips accessories fabric furniture DIY decor The Decor Guru

Where to buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

It’s easy to add splashes of gold and silver to your home with DIY projects, because a little goes a long way. Decorative sheet metal, commonly used for radiator covers, comes in a variety of gold and silver finishes and is perfect for spicing up a piece of furniture. Check out how I used silver decorative sheet metal for this thrift store table makeover:

MCM thrift store end table makeover paint decorative sheet metal silver union jack cool gray sterling The Decor Guru

 MCM thrift store end table makeover paint decorative sheet metal silver union jack cool gray sterling The Decor Guru

Monica from Hirondelle Rustique created this gold yet earthy mirror after being inspired by a much more expensive piece. Head over to her blog to find out she made this fabulous item with twigs and spraypaint.

I really like the use of nailhead trim that Laura from Finding Home employed with this letter wall art. The trim adds a touch of glam without being overwhelming, plus this makes for a great project to personalize any room.

Kim from Plumberry Pie turned over a ho-hum table into a snazzy number with white paint, gold Duck tape and Sharpie markers. Very easy and très chic!

Mercury glass is a big trend right now, but honestly, it’s such a classy look I consider it to be timeless. Learn how to make your own mercury glass with an easy-to-follow tutorial by Kim from Today’s Creative Blog.

Take a look at how Caroline from Home Depot’s DIY Decor created this wall art with wood panels, stain, and gold paint. These would be perfect for adding a larger dose of gold to your room without altering the walls.

Check out these larger pieces in gold and silver that you can use in your home:

Get Your Color On silver gold metallics decorating tips accessories fabric furniture DIY The Decor Guru

Where to buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

You can also add more pizzazz to your room by giving your furniture a metallic makeover. Rub n Buff is my preferred method to makeover a piece without using paint. Come see how I revamped a boring Parsons coffee table with silver Rub n Buff, paper, and Mod Podge.

Silver coffee table makeover DIY infinity paper Mod Podge Rub-n-Buff mosaic The Decor Guru

Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating recently blinged out basic end tables with gold spray paint. Head over to her blog to see what a difference her transformation made plus learn how she selected the perfect shade of gold paint for this makeover.

gold-spray-painted-metal-end-table makeover Addicted 2 Decorating

Check out how Kristen from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke made over this console table with tin foil. What an innovative transformation!

tin foil table metallic glaze mod podge console table makeover by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Did you know leather furniture can also be made over with Rub n Buff? Seriously, if you haven’t used this stuff yet, get thee to a craft store! I’m amazed with the glamorous makeover this leather ottoman received from Sammy of Renew Redo. Her blog also has lots of tips and inspiration for using Rub n Buff.

gold leather rub n buff ottoman makeover renew redo

If you’re yearning for more bling, consider using silver or gold on an accent wall. Check out how Liz from Smart Girls DIY painted a silvery forest onto her living room wall. I love the pattern and how the light reflects off of it. Kudos to her for all that hard work!

Smart Girl Wall Stencil silver forest trees

So often, we neglect adding flair and personal style to our home offices. Painting an accent wall with gold chevron like Shalyn from So Shay did is a surefire way to boost up the energy in your workspace. I’m so envious of this room!

Are you ready to go for the glam gusto? These full-on metallic walls have my heart aflutter.

There really are no hard and fast rules for how to decorate with gold and silver; it just depends on your personal preferences. The same is true in pairing these metals with colors, although I’ve found silver works best with cool colors and gold works best with warm colors.

You can even decorate with both gold and silver in the same space. This was once thought to be a decor and fashion faux-pas, but look at how beautifully they coexist in these spaces.

What do you think about using gold and silver in decor? Do you prefer subtle touches of these metals or do you like to go all-out glam? Do you currently have a space that you’ve decorated with gold or silver?

For those awesome bloggers whose projects I featured, feel free to grab my Get Your Color On! button in the sidebar. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world!

Check out more Get Your Color On! posts here for more color inspiration, tips, and decorating ideas!

Thanks for visiting! Let’s stay connected!

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12 Comments on Get Your Color On! Silver and Gold

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my gold branch mirror! You have a lovely blog!

  2. Thanks for featuring my silver birch tree wall!!! It looks better now that the side tables are silver too. 🙂 I have the same turquoise area rug as one of the other features. Love it!

  3. What a pleasant surprise! Thanks for featuring my confetti dot table in your round up! Look forward to following along. Have a wonderful holiday! Kim

  4. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life // 12/17/2013 at 8:57 AM // Reply

    Perfect, I love me some silver and some gold. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Awesome round up 🙂 What girl doesn’t like a little gold and silver in their life? Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  6. Carrie From Carrie This Home // 12/19/2013 at 3:11 PM // Reply

    I’ve seen gold and silver all over blog land and I love it! Thanks for sharing this inspiration at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  7. LOVE the silver sheet metal in the doors of the table!!! Thanks for linking this to Think Tank Thursday. I hope to see you again today.

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