Is it the sparkle of December and the upcoming New Year that has us thinking about gold and glamorous? Perhaps it’s the warmth a gold hue can add to a room on a cold winter day or the fact that it complements many other colors so perfectly? The holidays are a time for intimate gatherings, and we love to show off an opulent style with some well-placed gold accents. No matter the reason, it goes without saying that everything gold is everything coastal luxury – stylish, sophisticated, and glamorous – and we can’t get enough of it!
Here are some ways to incorporate gold into your beach home decor.
Coastal Luxury – How to Go Glam with Gold
Add a Bar Cart
Drink Trolleys, bar carts or however you want to refer to them, may seem like an obvious addition during the holidays, but we think they are fabulous year round!
There are three essentials you should look for in your bar cart
1. Wheels! It seems as though no party ever stays put, and to be a great hostess you and you beverage cart need to be mobile.
2. At least one handle so you can easily maneuver amongst your guests who may be spread throughout your house or in some key rooms.
3. Multiple shelves. You will want to keep your beverage offerings organized so your guests can find what they need easily. Afterall, you don’t want to be managing the bar cart all night. Half of the fun is letting the guests help themselves.
With these three key must-haves in mind, make sure you top your cart with all the essentials like bar mixing tools, shakers, an ice bucket, glasses and your favorite beverages. When not being used, you can tuck it into a corner for a sophisticated display of your bar essentials or use it to stylishly organize your favorite glass and dishware.
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Gold Accents (without the Gaudiness)
Layer in gold between your primary colors. It brings shimmer to any space without overpowering it! Paired with colors such as pink, lavender, red, baby blue, or even combinations such as seafoam and cream or black and white. Gold is the most versatile companion color – the possibilities are just about endless! Add glamour with accent pieces such as gold lamps, vases, mirrors, wall art and other fun accessories.
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Related: Gold Beach Home Accents
Add Luxe with Light
Our love affair doesn’t stop with just accent pieces — we love to see customers go bold with a gold chandelier. Copper, brass and gold leaf are typically the metallics of choice – with brass and gold trending more so than copper which was at its height in 2015. These metals can be polished and dazzling or matte and hammered to add a touch of texture and less glitz. Rose Quartz was one of the colors of the year in 2016. Rose Gold accents add an ethereal, subtle and soft statement.
Light reflects off the gold chandelier and can bounce around in the room at various angles warming up the room and bring that sparkle to the rest of your house. Gold is a reflective metal so a simple switch of an existing hanging light can change the look of the entire room. Bedrooms, main seating areas in your living room, and dining rooms will have a classic, timeless style with a gold chandelier.
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Related: How To: Hang a Chandelier
For the season or all year long, gold can bring a glamorous touch of coastal luxury to your beach home. To shop the looks above visit our NEW section or simply query the name of the item in the search bar.
How will you incorporate gold?