Decorate with precious metals

Metallics are almost as versatile as your favourite neutrals, but boy do they add some impact. Accessories in metallic shades are hugely popular and therefore easy to find – choose shimmering cushions and light fittings for an easy way to achieve opulence. If silver is your preferred metal, use grey as a base colour on walls – it’s not a metallic, but it takes on that quality when combined with sheeny buys. Grey furniture is also the way to go – the plush sleigh bed and footstool are the perfect complement to this decadent look. Sparkly wallpaper is fabulous, too, and using symmetrically placed strips is an innovative way to create a feature that won’t dominate.

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