3 Luxurious Trends That Use Gold (And How To Style Them!)


Gold tones bring warmth, shine, and luxury to your interiors. But styling with gold can be tricky!

Too much, or not enough? You want to make a statement and express your interior style the right way…

We’ve explored three top trends that use gold metallics and how to balance the tone without going over the top!

Why Go For Gold?

This precious metal has been used in decoration since antiquity and symbolises immortality and power in many cultures (nice!).

Despite being glamorous, gold tones are versatile. They can add warmth and dimension to a room, and help solve many common design problems.

Use gold tones to help fix:

  • Too-white rooms that feel cold
  • Neutral colour palettes that look ‘flat’
  • Overbearing blocks of bright colour
  • Small, cramped rooms that need dimension

Art Deco Glamour

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One of the most iconic interior styles arose out of the golden era of the Art Deco period. The 1930s were a time of progression, and the Art Deco style was the result of many modern designs melding together.

Art Deco is the decadence of The Great Gatsby, the edgy architecture of the Chrysler Building, and the love of all things black and gold.

Tips For Using Gold in Art Deco Style

  1. Don’t be afraid to go over-the-top! It’s about extravagance and making a statement. Opt for gold-plated furniture like armchairs, coffee and side tables, or cabinets.
  2. Mirrors with gilding and intricate frames bring bold impact. (Plus the reflection of the mirror gives the illusion of added light and space in your room.)

Bohemian Luxury

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Not only glamorous, but exotic, too! Gold is associated with ancient cultures like Persia and Egypt so it’s perfect for balancing a bohemian-inspired style.

Boho style is eclectic. It’s about tribal designs, Moroccan patterns, and handmade textures alongside bright colours and earthy shades.

Tips for Using Gold in Boho Style

  1. Use metallics to tame a wild boho colour palette and create cohesion. Golden décor pieces and mirrors around your room help focus a busy space.
  2. Don’t forget about soft furnishings as well! Woven rugs, hides and cushions with metallic prints can combine tone and texture for double-hit of style.

Edgy Industrial

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Industrial design was first coined in the 1920s when products could be mass-produced. A lot of technological advances meant that metals and modern designs were a match made in heaven.

Industrial style has evolved over the years. It’s both vintage and rustic, but also edgy and sleek – depending on how you want to style it! Think New York lofts and warehouse conversions…

Tips for Using Gold in Industrial Style

  1. One or two choice pieces can have a massive impact on industrial design. Opt for golden pendant lights or lamps for a striking feature. The light will glint off the metal and create a warm glow to contrast this sleek, cool style.
  2. Opt for burnished décor accents or handmade items with hammered or etched detailing for rustic character. Little accents can make all the difference!


Kyra Thomsen is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW. She has experience in copywriting, blogging, journalism, and social media. After completing two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature in 2013 she began work with the content team at Zanui. Kyra was the winner of the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and her work has been published in print and online for numerous sources, including Writer's Edit, Seizure, and Fairfax Media among others.