How To Style Your Home With Metallic Wallpapers

If you’re curious about how to add metallic wallpaper to your interiors, then read on! Our newest Metallics collection is a celebration of some of our most iconic wallpapers, invigorated in luxurious gold and copper, bringing their shimmering, magic quality to your walls. We caught up with some interior designers and stylists for their expert tips on how to work our metallic wallpapers into your home, and we’re really excited to share their creative ideas with you! Discover each of their mood boards below!

 

THE INTERIOR EDITOR 

 

This sultry Crane Fonda Black Gold wallpaper inspired me to create an exotic room set, inspired by the playful motifs within the print. A colour palette of golds, blacks and a vivid jade green evoke a theatricality that’s emphasised by this incredible oversized feathered floor lamp. The green upholstered sofa with its classic button detailing and the bird cage canopy chair provide statement seating, with animal accessories like brass cranes and leopards alongside lush green palms finish the space with a flamboyant flourish.

 

DESIGN BY PORTIA

 

 

This Gershwing Gold wallpaper by Divine Savages is such a distinctive design, lending itself so well to an Art Deco interior scheme. I can see it working perfectly for a homemade cocktail corner where jazz is played throughout the evenings as martinis are served, one after the other. Utilising the Gershwing Gold as the backdrop of a space allows for a statement pendant light, oversized and captivating Including soft and sumptuous textures in a combination of warm tones, adjacent to the cool shine of brass, creates balance throughout. 

Complementing the design with other subtle patterns in neutral colours can achieve the best outcome, and allow for Gershwing to spread her wings throughout the space. Here, I’ve opted for a slight shimmer in the flooring, and the silk shagreen effect fabric, along with accents of brass for some luster.

Pair this wallpaper with one or two of the Divine Savages cushions. This Botanize Blackberry fringed velvet cushion extracts the green from the bar stool as well as offering sensual tactility. For that ultimate Gatsby twist, embellishments are essential. Inject this space with feathers, pearls, tassels and fringing, and all the best of glitz and glam to finish!

 

KATE PEARCE VINTAGE

 

Divine Savages' Deco Martini paper offers a classic throwback to the roaring 20s, with a flash of modernity in this new shimmering Rose Gold finish. This paper makes a stunning backdrop for an eclectically styled space. I pulled in a bit of 1980s art deco flair in the undulating lines of the sofa and sconces to play with the 1920s deco pattern in the paper. The more traditional Moroccan rug grounds the room and offers a fun pattern play with the paper by picking up the subtle pastels on the wall yet transforms the space into a bolder statement by bringing blacks in through the rug. The blacks are then repeated in the boho mirror to finish out this playful, yet contemplative take on the evolution of 20th-century Art Deco styles.   

 

OLEANDER AND FINCH

Look 1

This new Crane Fonda wallpaper in Soft Copper was a dream to style. Sometimes the use of wallpaper can make you feel as though you have implemented enough pattern and personality simply by choosing it and it’s easy to fall into the trap of decorating a space keeping everything besides the walls neutral or block colours.

In your head, this interior scheme with its geo shapes, the coolness of bone inlay, pom poms and a giant leopard print rug probably wouldn’t feel immediately seamless, but by creating this vision in a mood board, I’m certainly ready to curl up in this gothic canopy chair for an afternoon of reading. The drama in this living space seemed like a fitting juxtaposition to the calmness of the soft blush copper tone in the wallpaper.

 

Look 2 

 

Metallics bounce light around a room making it feel light and bright. To balance the gorgeous reflection of natural light, I’ve grounded the room with fun pink tiles and a plush rug, both in Aztec prints, and I’ve used an earthy, warm colour palette to compliment the soft copper tones. High-end furniture choices, such as the playful terrazzo table and that occasional chair, round out the look and compliment the whimsy in the wall pattern. I love the way framed art pops on a wallpapered wall - the abstract prints here reference the shapes and colours around the rest of the room. 

 

INTERIOR THERAPY

This new Deco Martini wallpaper in Midnight Gold is luxurious and moody. The rich gold velvet sofa complements the dark blue of the wallpaper, highlighting the gold detailing and adding a strong contrast. By keeping the walls dark, this adds to the drama, and by using the same tones on the wall from the paper, the room will flow and feel cohesive. The velvet material adds to the richness of the room, and by keeping the accessories to the minimum, we allow the wallpaper shine bright. I’ve also brought in curved detailing in the rug and the ceiling light to compliment the curves in the wallpaper pattern, then finished this room with two framed pieces of art, pulling all of the colours together.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed these top tips from the experts and found some interior inspiration on how to decorate with metallic wallpapers. Our new Metallics collection is available to order right now, so grab yourself some samples and start creating your own mood boards for your home now!

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