Metallic interiors

Think back to the 80's when a raft of heavy metallics ruled, and shades of gold and brass dominated decor trends. Well, never say never - right now a softer version of these elements in rose gold, copper and chrome are making a comeback. See why editor Trudi Brewer believes these precious metals are a shining example of interior chic. 

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Style tips: Metallics have returned, but in more subtle finishes. From wall coverings including foil and pressed tin, to furniture and tiles. They add warmth and an eye-catching instant sheen to any room.

If you're over your country-inspired wooden furniture, consider a low sheen gold paint to add a luxe look to kitchen or living furniture.

The simplest way to add a metallic accent is with lighting, think chandeliers, and globe pendant lights. These cast a golden hue in the room, and add drama and flair.

The less expensive option an one that makes a big impact is to add ornaments in copper, chrome and rose gold to your rooms. You will be surprised by the variety of metallic decor available for any living space.

Here are our picks for the season.

Above: Large colby copper bowl, $239 from French Country Collections. Jonathan Adler Absinthe Candle, $110 from Askew. Copper Drum Coffee Table, $495 from Ido Interior Design. Guarida table lamp wood and metal, $239 from Citta Design

Second row: Copper soap dispenser, $95 from MCF Interiors. Copper plant stands, set of two, $550, from Ido Interior Design. Dulton 15 Drawer Chest, $1,995, from Ido Interior Design. Ladder side table in brass, $895, from Ido Interior Design.

Third row: Round rose bud chandelier, $1190, from Un Deux Trois. La Jolie rose gold votive holder, $50 from Un Deux Trois. Large Connor decorative vase, $275 from Un Deux Trois. Large rose gold ripple vase, $310, from Ido Interior Design.