7 ways to get the luxe look for less!

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  • Spy our edit of the high-street's take on the current metallic trend

    From major high-street brands to boutique online shops, it’s hard to miss the influx of cool metallic shades this season. So to get the luxe look for less, here’s a round-up the best bronze, silver and gold that the high-street has to offer – plus top tips for how to achieve an opulent scheme at home:

    1. Choose a statement accessory

    Adorned with a statement leaf print, this artisan light from Marks & Spencer is an instant way to add a sense of opulence to your scheme.

    Lotus pendant light, £199, Marks & Spencer (available for Autumn/Winter 2015)

    2. Keep it simple

    Team gold lettering with an understated monochrome print to give the metallic trend an effortless modern update, à la Sarah & Bendrix.

    Some Things Take Time poster (unframed), £40, Sarah & Bendrix

    3. Make a gesture

    A little nod to the trend is sometimes all you need – try a subtly painted gold foot for an easy-to-live-with option from The Letteroom. Tip: emphasise the metallic accent with a cool matching clock.

    Gold Dip table, £95, The Letteroom

    4. Create a centrepiece

    A selection of shimmering copper and gold trays from Oliver Bonas instantly breathes life into monochrome furniture, so try arranging a few side by side for an unusual centrepiece. Like what you see? Check out its new Luxe collection of gold and marble furniture, too.

    Trays, from £22.50 each, Oliver Bonas

    5. Add shimmer to a sultry scheme

    Pairing cool copper with moody hues brings a sense of dark glamour to the new Luna range from George. Try injecting pops of white to give the scheme a little lift.

    Kitchen accessories, from £2 for a copper lid, Luna range, George

    6. Take a little, take a lot…

    Because it works brilliantly either as an accent piece or as a whole collection, take your pick from the new Alana collection at Made (or if you’re feeling greedy, go for the lot!)

    Alana bed, from £399, Made.com

    7. Try a masculine twist

    From cool cages to camera lamps, BHS’ new lighting range for Autumn Winter 2015 is awash with industrial style and metallic accents. Choose your favourite for a steely spin on the luxe trend.

    Lighting, from a selection, BHS

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