Lately, I have had a number of clients wanting to brighten up their rooms in an elegant manner, but they don’t want glaring colours or all white interiors. My answer? Add some sparkle.
A wonderful way to brighten up a space in an elegant way is to include reflective surfaces into your design. You can do this with mirror, different metals, mercury glass, nail details on furniture or a touch of crystal in a contemporary chandelier. This way the sparkle actually comes out in the form of reflected light. It is also a perfect way to add an air of luxury to your space. There is something about a bit of glitz that screams a feel of ‘riche’. Please keep in mind that this does not mean to deck out every surface in your room with mirror glass and crystal. It is the small understated touches that count.
Check out these fun and innovative ways to add a touch of sparkle into your space!
I think this is such a wonderful use of new tradtional design. Instead of doing a full wall of mirror they use mirror ‘tiles’ recessed with mouldings to create a reflective wall. Not over the top and creates a work of art!
This bathroom is the epitome of luxury and it is done just with mirror and a bit of crystal! The beaded vertical mirrors add a wonderful, reflective elongation to the room and the crystal chandelier adds an extra touch of glitz that is just fabulous.
This is by far my new favourite use of nail detailing. It not only adds a unique flavour to this kitchen, but by adding a relfective material it also gives it a luxurious look! I will definitely be using this as soon as possible.
Now this is probably the simplest way to increase light and sparkle into the room, but imagine the room without the mercury glass candle sticks – drab right?? They instantly (and inexpensively!) add that touch of luxury to this living room.
This metal based bathtub is so fabulous I can hardly believe my eyes! What a perfect way to add that different and unique touch to a bathroom.
I hope these images help you realize the power of a bit of sparkle! Brightening up a room doesn’t always mean splashing sunflower yellow on the wall.