Give every room a touch of polish

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  • 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.

    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.

    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

    Polished-steel
    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.

    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
    difference.

    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

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