Recently I posted a quick tid-bit on my facebook page about the huge come-back gold has made. Whether it's jewerly, paint, accessories for the home, or furniture, gold can be easily incorporated into your home aesthetic. You might ask yourself "What could I possibly paint gold?", "How do I add gold without going overboard?", or "How much gold is enough to have impact?" My goal for this post is to answer some of these commonly asked questions, and to provide you five ideas for how to add a little "bling" and style to your home!
1. Furniture: Small accent pieces can be great in gold. This works because the piece is small and won't overpower the rest of your room. Small pieces might include bedside tables, plant stands/tables, bistro tables or even chairs. Large pieces can also sport gold well, but in my opinion, must be done with strategy. For example the legs of a unique chest of drawers, a small design on a piece, or a border on a piece. Subtle use of gold can have an even greater impact than an entire gold piece.
2. Picture Frames: Find your old picture frames and a can of metallic gold spray paint! Gold spray paint is awesome. Create a gallery wall of gold painted frames, or maybe a single frame containing a picture that is extra special to you. There are no rules to using spray paint with frames.
3. Lamps: One of my favorite ways to add gold is to spray paint lamp bases. Again metallic gold spray paint will be your friend for this project. If you want a smooth finish/look, I wouldn't recommend painting the lamp base...too many intricate cracks and corners to get to. However, if you desire an aged metallic look, then by all means paint that lamp base. Using a paintbrush allows you to control your coverage, which helps to achieve the aged look. You may also need sandpaper.....but let's save that for a different discussion! (stay focused, Kate).
4. Home Decor: This is another easy spray paint project to try. Go through your house and find any small items like planters, book ends, figurines or vases. You can also find a great selection of brassy gold items in any thrift store. Two of my favorite gold finds are a candle stick and an owl planter, which I spray painted gold of course.
5. Antiques/heirloom treasures: I love to display items that have personal meaning. Open up those boxes in your attic/basement and see what you can find. Maybe it's a wedding gift you never used, or something your grandma gave you that you forgot you had. You can also display a group of like items that have gold in common. This is a great way to accessorize any room.
And there you have it. Five simple ideas for gold in your home! If you already have gold in your home....please post a photo to Novo Decor Co. facebook, or comment below! I'd love to know how you incorporate gold into your living space. If metallic gold is new to you, I recommend trying it. Have fun and spray/paint on!