Give every room a touch of polish

Add unexpected hits of luxury and glamour in the form of high-shine metal details to finish a space beautifully

Add copper hits in a hallway

Even a simple hallway can be upgraded with polished-copper accessories. A copper light and shiny pots will add an unexpected hit of glamour, resulting in a relaxed yet elegant space. Look for pieces that combine raw materials and luxe, polished metals, like this lamp.

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Pimlico copper table lamp with marble base, £99, Artisanti. For a similar large copper bowl, try the beaten copper large, £55, An Angel At My Table

Go high shine in a kitchen

Include pops of brass and zinc to give a cosy, country kitchen a sophisticated twist. Team plank-effect flooring and painted-brick wallpaper to create a raw, rustic background that really makes the smoothness and shine of metallic pieces stand out. Go all out with a big polished-copper pendant light and use metal to bring a touch of glamour to everyday items, too, with brass finishes on storage jars, shelving and even the toaster.

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Large Merle copper and wood pendant, £212, Artisanti. Copper jug, £79, Idyll Home. For a similar metal stool, try the Dime Industrial, £120, Alexander & Pearl

Liven up a neutral living room

and aluminium accessories create an elegant, industrial feel in a
neutral living room. Silver finishes on lighting will blend into the
cool neutrals to give a sleek, unified look. Add warmth with furniture
in reclaimed wood.For standout style, use rich copper and brass.

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Large trunk, £40, Habitat. Lille three-ball glass table lamp, £29, Tesco Direct

Bring warmth to a bedroom

Mix rustic textures with touches of metal for a cosy but luxurious
bedroom. Stick to a neutral palette with elements of soft pink to bring a
warm, feminine feel to shiny metal. Hang a trio of designer-style
bare-bulb pendants low by the bed to create a reading light with a

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Kant hanging bulb light kits in copper, silver and brass, £45 each, Grace & Glory. Pluto ceramic gold big bird, £12.95, The Scandinavian Shop. Piet mirror, £215, Graham and Green



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.