It doesn’t get more luxurious than decorating with gold. It’s synonymous with money and wealth, and it brings an undeniable glow of warmth to any room.
If you’re interested in feng shui and creating a balance in your home, gold should be high up on your list of favourite colours. Perfect for energising your walls, gold brings a breath of life wherever it goes.
Many avoid decorating with gold for fear of it becoming too gaudy or overwhelming, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be. With fresh ideas and a modern approach your gold room decor can be more precious than ever.
What colours go with gold?
Gold and black
If you’re opting for a high-end look, you can’t go wrong with black and gold. This combination is a design classic that will create a mysterious atmosphere with warm and welcoming pops of shimmering gold – a must for all stylish homes.
Gold and neutrals
Neutrals such as grey and pale shades are ideal if you want to show off your golds a bit more. They act as a subtle backdrop while giving space for the opulent golds to do their thing and shine. For these kinds of neutrals choose white or brighter shades of gold.
Gold and white
Crisp, minimalist and feminine. Gold looks simply stunning when paired with white. Using the latter as the dominant colour throughout the rest of the room will highlight this look even more. Our recommendation for achieving this look is our Feather Gold Effect wallpaper.
Gold and organics
While gold may seem the opposite of the sorts of colours that embody nature – think the combination of gold and blue – it can actually work well with organic shades. Take our Casablanca Bold Damask print, for example. It already has elements of nature with its brown tones, but it’ll also pair well with light mossy greens.
How to decide which gold wallpaper to use
Gold upon gold upon gold doesn’t create a strong or sophisticated look. Instead it’ll create a blinding metallic glimmer where you’ll need to wear sunglasses indoors. Rather than overdoing it, go for striking subtlety.
A stunning way to do this and make a statement at the same time, is by creating a feature wall. It doesn’t have to be that yellow gold of jewellery – instead try a more muted shade that has gold elements without being too overbearing. Let the texture do the talking as this will create more depth and intrigue about the room you’re decorating – our Champagne Feature Wall is perfect for this.
If you prefer something a little more flashy, damask is a classic style that has stood the test of time, and we predict it’ll last long into the future.
You can bring an elegant country house vibe into your own home – even if you live on the edge of a city – thanks to our Harewood Damask wallpaper. The unique texture of this design has a similar look to a tapestry that wouldn’t be out of place in a stately home, but with a modern twist of sparkle.
Remember the stunning black and gold colour combination we recommended above? If you love that pairing and simply have to incorporate damask into your home, our Galway Damask wallpaper is the perfect way to bring these two trends together in stylish harmony. It makes a gorgeous tradition more contemporary, bringing grandeur and elegance to the space of your choosing.
How to style your gold decor
Using gold decor accents is a perfect way to bring touches of metallics into your home if you’re not quite ready for a full makeover but feel like bringing some eclectic mystique.
If your room is looking quite neutral, pops of gold here and there such as golden photo frames hanging on the walls, desk lamps or ornaments such as candle holders can bring an element of easy glamour to your home.
Using gold home accessories allows you to experiment with a colour before committing completely. Some of our favourite touches are metallic gold throw pillows for your couch or chairs, a brass standing lamp or even something as small as a gold hook in the bathroom to hang your towels.