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Gold Accents

One of the most distinctive trends forecasted at Decorex International for 2019 interiors was a gold accent on furnishings, from the glimmer of a gold tap in a bathroom sink to intricate gold light fittings and brushed-gold stools. Gold was everywhere from polished bedframes to glimmering picture frames, demonstrating the gilt trend’s versatility meaning that it can work in every room of your home if you want it to.

Source: Sweetpea & Willow exhibit at Decorex International

Using gold accents is a great way to blend the contemporary and the traditional together to create a sophisticated interior style. Warm, gold tones pair perfectly with a number of different décor styles, making them an easy new trend to incorporate into your home for the new season.

Gold looks particularly great against plush velvet fabrics, complements opulent jewel tones and, when all three trends are combined together, lend themselves to the art deco styling that we’re really seeing a resurgence of in interiors right now. We think they’d look exceptionally good alongside the dusky velvet Lady May in Pitaya.


From kitchens, to bedrooms and bathrooms, metallic details have been a key trend for a while now. The pink-toned rose-gold hue came first, dominating both interior design and fashion trends, and then fiery copper accents moved into the spotlight last year. But classic, traditional solid gold has trumped all other metallics to be the ‘it metal’ for this year.

Source: Decorex International

Luxurious and trend-forward, gold accents can bring a little deco glamour to your interiors, without having to completely overhaul your current décor. Brightly polished gold accents are much more show-stopping, with brushed gold tones providing a more rustic, natural look, so it’s completely up to you to be as understated or maximalist as you like.


Bethan Grey’s Decorex stand demonstrated how to perfectly work the gold accent trend in your living space. Using brassier gold tones in the furnishings, she combined them with pastel hues, making for a feminine, luxe-looking aesthetic.

Source: Bethan Grey exhibit at Decorex International


London-based interior designer Henry Prideaux also enjoyed the golden tones on display at Decorex and commented that:

 “Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam always designs a beautiful stand; they manage to create spectacular spaces using just two key trending colours.”

 The stand featured golden spiced-honey hues with delicate brushed gold accents on the furniture and accessories, as demonstrated on the chair legs pictured – adding a hint of extra warmth. This illustrates how the gold accent trend can work just as well with neutral hues as it does with richer colour palettes.

Source: Sweetpea & Willow at

It can be easy to over-do the gold accents trend, so be careful to avoid getting too carried away. It’s all about bringing a little sparkle in small doses, rather than dazzling the visitors to your home with a blinding array of gold objects.

Here’s how to incorporate the gold accents trend into your home with ease:

Use metallic spray paints

With a number of great metallic spray paints available, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to add a few on-trend metallic touches to your home. Using a metallic spray is the best option if you’re looking to create a more rustic gold look. Spraying the base of a lamp, the legs of a stool or the frame of a mirror can be really effective.

Mix stone with gold finishes

A mix of the elements is a big trend for 2019 and a great way to ensure your gold accents don’t blindside the rest of your décor. An easy way to do this is by placing your gold touches next to raw materials, for instance gold taps really make a statement against a stone basin, or adding a gold rim around the outside of a stone bowl, or try placing a gold lamp on a stone worktop.

Be strategic

Too much gold can end up looking tacky and brash. Be strategic about where you place the gold accents for an understated, chic vibe, especially if you’re using polished gold.

  • In bathrooms, opt for taps, towel hooks, vanity pots and candles.
  • In areas like the kitchen, it’s easy to add gold accents in the form of cutlery, display bowls, light fittings and stool legs.
  • The perfect place for gold accents in the living room is either on the light fittings, around mirrors or on coasters and coffee table bowls.

POMBO had an amazing range of gold bathroom accessories on display at Decorex which are perfect for nailing this trend.

Source: POMBO exhibit at Decorex International.

Adding a few gold accents is a really simple and quick way to liven up your interior design and give your décor a quick re-fresh ready for 2019 – without having to fully redecorate. Be sure to tag us in any of your gold accent interior looks on Instagram @sofaworkshop, we can’t wait to see your designs.











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