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Interior Design Tip: Mix Your Metals

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 19, 2015 01:01 AM
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by Cori Magee last modified Feb 18, 2015

Image from Her New Tribe Mixed metals is not something to avoid, it's something you should embrace. While most people are afraid to mix metals, I'm here to tell you that you should do it! Remember, you don't ever want your home looking like a showroom and mixing metals is a great interior design tip that will add a little interest to any space. For example, in your living room, try mixing brass floor lamps and chrome accent tables . Or in your kitchen use stainless steel barstools paired with brass, or antique brass pendant lighting . Go for it! Images from Lonny ,  HGTV and BHG Mix your metals with lighting, furniture and accessories to achieve the best look. I know this is not something that's easy to do and there actually are a few rules to follow in order to get the most out of mixing your metals.  Here are my top 3 interior design tips when mixing your metals:  1. Since the point of mixing metals is to add interest, don't be afraid to mix warm and cool finishes, such as chrome and brass. 2. Try to choose a dominant metal. And remember, upholstery color counts. For example, if you choose silver as your dominant metal, having a gray sofa might be the way to go. 3. Be sure to mix textures too, so try a smooth finish next to something hammered.






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