Your Guide To Designing With Wood And Gold Accents

Interior designing requires a keen eye for some subtle details. It cannot be carried out simply by pulling together abstract ideas and converging them in a hodge-podge of visual details. No – you have to find careful combinations of materials and colours for a space to truly shine. Wood and gold is one of those combinations, and if you like the understated beauty of this pair, then further we’ve compiled a guide for you to browse through:


1. Sunshine and buttery oak textures

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The type of wood that you use in your ‘wood and gold’ combination does not have to be hardwood. It can be synthetic or reclaimed or even just a laminate texture. The point is to capture the essence of the wood and pair it up with subtle golden accents. The media wall in this image is highlighted with honey dappled sunshine from the windows, which makes an excellent combination.


2. Backdrop patterns

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If natural sunlight is too abstract for your tastes, then you can certainly make the gold highlights more tangible. You can select accent wall designs where thin strips of gold end up making a full-fledged pattern in the background. This bedroom image takes on this technique and delivers a beautiful end result in this regard.


3. Gorgeous pendent lights

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Pendent lights come in many textures and designs, but the ones accented with gold can look stunning with a wooden backdrop. You can use them in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the classy sophistication of the gold accented pendent lights complement the understated natural beauty of the wood textured headboard.


4. Accessories vs. ambiance

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While wood is always used to emphasize the ambiance of a certain space, accessories are used to emulate contrast. Therefore, you can use gilded accessories such as small trinkets, sculptures, and even photo frames to complement the wooden parts of your interior design. The bedroom featured in this image is an excellent example of articulating this technique.


5. Golden backlighting

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If you’re going for a glamorous look, then you can pair the wood textured counterparts of your home interior design with gorgeous golden backlighting. This is easy to accomplish with the right LED strip lights and this technique works especially well in large bookcase and inbuilt shelves.


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