Hey, Friends! I was of the impression that summer was supposed to be the slow time of year. What gives? That is NOT what is happening around here! I hope you’re getting a little more downtime than I am!
I’ve been having a ton of fun participating in the six-week Instagram #Ourshelfies challenge with some of my favorite bloggers – 19 of them to be exact! We are on week 2 – all about decorating with gold!
I’ll say it. I love metals. Pewter, bronze, nickel, and gold. I love it all. I’m not officially a designer, but I find decorating with even a touch of metal can bring my room to a whole new styling level. It adds light. It adds shimmer, and it adds sparkle. It draws attention to areas you might want to highlight.
Out of all the metals, gold gives all the properties that a metal should, but then goes that little bit further! Being a “warm” metal, it adds warmth and coziness. It imbues richness and luxury. When used correctly, it lends itself to sophistication and elegance.
I prefer to keep it simple and add a peek of gold to unexpected places. It’s an easy way to dress up a plain piece or achieve a more subtle look.
|the Hunted Interior|
I also like to mix metals together as below – don’t be afraid to try!
|Shabby Grace Blog|
Everyone needs a bit of shimmer and sparkle in their life. Gold gives you that in an instant.
For more ideas on how to use gold in your decor, check out Instagram by searching the hashtag #OURShelfies.
If you would like to play along here is how you can!
- Follow all 20 co-host accounts on Instagram, listed at the bottom of this post.
- Post a picture of your mantel or shelfie demonstrating this week’s decor challenge. Be sure to tag with #OURShelfies.
- You have until 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST) each Thursday (that’s today!) to post your picture. The winner is chosen on Friday then featured on all 20 IG accounts the same day!
In addition, winners will be featured on some of the co-hosts blogs for even more exposure. If you know a friend who’d like to play, tag them in the Instagram comments, and let them know the game is on.