8 Great Ways to Add Shimmer and Luster to Your Home

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A shimmering display of lights reflect off metallic kitchen tiles
A shimmering display of lights reflect off metallic kitchen tiles (homebunch)

There is something quite magical about shimmery and lustrous interiors.  Elegant, sophisticated and even a bit romantic, rooms are instantly elevated with lustrous surfaces and accents.  Here are eight great ways to add shimmer and luster to your home.

Living room with shimmer
Living room with shimmer (jamesrixner.idesignbook)

A mirrored wall, shimmering fabrics and gold accents give this room a lustrous look.  The mirror opens up the room and reflects light to bring this room alive with a rich, shimmery aesthetic.

Add luster with gold accents and mirrors
Add luster with gold accents and mirrors (downtownmagazinenyc)
  1. Metallic stools serve as a burst of shine.  Use a group of smaller stools as a coffee table or use individually as a side table to augment seating.
Metallic décor adds brilliance to the living room
Metallic décor adds brilliance to the living room (metallic-interior)
A gold garden stool brings a touch of shine
A gold garden stool brings a touch of shine (designcollective.co.za)

2. Lustrous fabrics bring elegance and shimmer to rooms.  Silk, satin and velvet seating or curtain panels give a room rich appeal.  Accent with mirrored, glass and metallic pieces.  A glistening chandelier or candles further enhance the glow.

Glass and mirrored accents add shimmer to the living room
Glass and mirrored accents add shimmer to the living room (chestnutpark)
Shimmering velvet fabrics bring richness to this interior
Shimmering velvet fabrics bring richness to this interior (decoholic)
Shimmering silver adds luster to this living room
Shimmering silver adds luster to this living room (Pinterest)
Glamorous room highlighted with shimmering surfaces
Glamorous room highlighted with shimmering surfaces (HGTV)

An acrylic mantle, shimmery wallpaper and a classic velvet sofa with plenty of soft pillows give this room a glamorous appeal.

Acrylic pieces and velvet add shimmer
Acrylic pieces and velvet add shimmer (mimosalaneblog.blogspot)

3. Gloss paint brings shine and dimension to a room.  Add a mirror and a few metallic pieces for additional shine and depth.

Gloss paint adds shine to this living room
Gloss paint adds shine to this living room (HGTV)

4. Luxurious and elegant, metallic surfaces on furniture lend a sophisticated shine to rooms.  Wallpaper with a lustrous finish gives rooms a boost of shimmery elegance.

Luster wallpaper and furniture bring glamour to interiors
Luster wallpaper and furniture bring glamour to interiors (Pinterest)
Shimmery silver painted furniture adds glamour
Shimmery silver painted furniture adds glamour (Houzz)
Luster wallpaper is a great way to bring glamour to interiors
Luster wallpaper is a great way to bring glamour to interiors (blog.decoratorsbest)

5. Mirrors are a simple and beautiful way to add shimmer to your interiors.  Add one to the entry hall, above the fireplace or create a wall display with mirrors.  Use wall sconces along with mirrors to add further shimmer.

Mirrors can add shimmer to interiors
Mirrors can add shimmer to interiors (howtodecorate)
Mirrors and metallic surfaces to add shimmer to interiors
Mirrors and metallic surfaces to add shimmer to interiors (room-decorating-ideas)

6. Metallic wall hangings add instant interest and shimmer to interiors.

Metallic wall hangings bring shine to this home office
Metallic wall hangings bring shine to this home office (Houzz)

7. Lighting, especially metallic pendant lights, enhance the kitchen and dining room.  Try the popular and trend-setting rose gold to complement the colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Use metallic silver to play against black stainless steel or bright gold to add warmth.

Rose gold light globes bring shimmer to this interior
Rose gold light globes bring shimmer to this interior (lushome)
Silver pendant lights adds shine to the kitchen
Silver pendant lights adds shine to the kitchen (Houzz)
This kitchen glows with metallic surfaces
This kitchen glows with metallic surfaces (HGTV)

8. Decorative tile in shimmering gold, silver and copper give an instant boost to the kitchen backsplash.

Metallic tile in the kitchen for shimmer
Metallic tile in the kitchen for shimmer (Pinterest)

Every room in the home is enhanced with a shimmery or lustrous surface or accent.  Try metallic accent furniture in the living room, along with mirrors and elegant velvet or silk upholstery and window treatments.  Add metallic or shimmery tiles in the kitchen, along with bold metallic pendant lights.  Display mirrors throughout your home to shine and reflect.  Whatever you decide, enjoy the glow.

Luxurious bedroom
Luxurious bedroom (arcadianhome)

 

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