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Living room with gold accents by Decorilla

How do you create a luxe, contemporary interior with metallic details? One recent client couple was in the same pickle. They dreamt of a dazzling yet refined dining and living room with gold accents. Fortunately, they turned to Decorilla to bring their vision to life. Let’s discover the magic behind it all as we journey through the project from start to finish below!

The Challenge: Designing with Gold Room Accents

The clients were excited to modify their new home with plenty of gold accents. First, the designer needed to tackle a few obstacles to ensure a successful bespoke design, namely: 

  • Install an electric fireplace and dry bar in the living room
  • Use decorative features like crown molding, wainscoting, and gold room accents 
  • Opt for a dark theme in the dining room
  • Design a dining room with gold room accents, two gold shelves, and mirrors
  • Ensure the flex room is child-friendly and has a touch of color

After ticking off the checklist, Decorilla created a design the couple adored. The couple praised designer Casey, saying they’re “so in LOVE with the results! [We] couldn’t thank you enough!”

Pro Tip: Start your design by defining your personal decor style. Not sure gold room accents are for you? Then take our Free Interior Design Style Quiz to find your true style today!

Living room with gold home accents and decor and furniture
Gold and black living room by Decorilla
Living room with gold home accents and furniture
Contemporary luxe living room by Decorilla

Inspiration: Luxe Living with Gold Room Accents

A burst of curated high-end design ideas fueled the clients’ design dream. Picture this: sleek black and white furniture paired with carefully chosen gold room accents, giving their space a vibe that’s both distinct and defined. Our dynamic duo adores the perfect combo of sharp contemporary lines and plush materials, creating a style that’s clean, distinguished, and oh-so-chic. And of course, they craved the whole package – designer lighting and luxurious finishes to top off their home in style!

Starting this design adventure was a breeze. The couple kicked things off with a snappy style quiz, nailing down their preferences and must-haves. Armed with this intel, Decorilla played matchmaker, connecting them with not one, but two top-tier designers who specialize in their chosen style. These design maestros went to work, conjuring up separate concepts that would bring the couple’s dream home to life.

Moodboard for a dining and living room with gold room accents
1st preliminary proposal by Decorilla designer, Selma A.
Mood board for a living room with gold accents
2nd preliminary proposal by Decorilla designer, Casey H.

Concept & Design: Decorating with Gold Accents

Casey H. created the proposal the client loved most. It features a monochromatic color palette, with hints of high-contrast black and gold room accents – perfect for a luxurious interior design. Black feature swivel chairs, throw pillows, and statement abstract artwork promise to define the interior. Casey stuck to a soothing palette that feels luxurious and refined. 

By decorating with gold accents, Casey could layer in a more luxurious style and look. These details also add definition, juxtaposing the gentle whites and grays. In the same way, darker features act as a base for lighter elements to shine even more.

Decorating with gold accents for a living room
Custom mini-bar by Decorilla

Final Design: Living Room with Gold Accents

Far from the previous mismatch, the new living room with gold accents sings luxe harmony. Now, a huge L-shaped sofa takes its place to anchor the design as well as add practical seating for impromptu soirees.

Decorating with gold accents and a white side table
High-end contemporary lounge by Decorilla

There’s an interplay of light and dark to contrast, add visual depth, and define a previously indistinct room. The designer swapped curtains for dark fabric that framed the windows, installing them high on the wall to make the walls feel taller and the room bigger. Plus, the gray material distinguishes the light sofa from the light eggshell-white walls. Before, the rooms also felt unfinished. Now crown molding and designer built-ins – like the clever custom media wall – pitch a perfectly well-rounded interior design.

Living room before decorating with gold accents and furniture
Custom media unit for a living room with gold room accents
After bespoke media unit by Decorilla
Living room with gold accents
Contemporary luxe living room with gold accents by Decorilla

Tactile Finishes and High Contrast

The formal lounge features a stunning custom dry bar with Art Deco-inspired wallpaper. It has a compact but practical design. Again, the dark background, gold home accents like the unique custom shelves, and black cabinet define the spaces. The contrast creates a spot of intrigue and functionality in a grand design. Other final touches in the room include neutral light-toned coffee and accent tables, contrasting throw pillows, a minimalist electrical fireplace, and luxurious lighting.

Living room before gold accent furniture makeover
Mini bar in a living room with gold home accents
After design by Decorilla

Final Design: Spacious Dining Room Sleek Details

The dining room dips straight into the hottest dining room trends that make the most of subtle yet striking gold accents. A narrow kitchen connects the living and dining rooms, which meant the designs had to be complementary and cohesive, following the same style and color narrative.

Dining room with gold accents
Dining room with gold accents by Decorilla

Before, a decorative wallpaper covered the walls, but it felt dark and unwelcoming. So, the designer started the makeover with elements that convey movement and life. The winning pieces include an eye-catching raw edge dining table with a statement gold inlet, raindrop gold chandelier, and greenery. Two green dining chairs at the head of the table also inject some liveliness into the design as they stand apart from more earthy beige chairs.

Dining room before gold room accents
Dining room with gold accents
After contemporary dining room by Decorilla
Gold room accents in a dining room with rustic and glam details
Contemporary dining room by Decorilla

Rustic Wood Dining Table and Refined Gold Home Accents

This design is rich in texture and contemporary form. Floor-to-ceiling curtains are the first tactile element making a big impact on the overall design. Next is an oversized rug with multi-grays, conveying an illusion of texture. A fluted sideboard also adds to the visual-tactile quality. Smooth surfaces, on the other hand, provide contrast and act as a base from which textural elements can shine more.

A super sleek home bar, exquisite shelving that matches the living room, and layered lighting give this dining room with gold accents something extra. This design is made for hosting in style, and it can seat up to 10 guests for formal dinners or cocktail parties, thanks to its designer bar.

The workout area before decorating with gold accents
Flex room with gold accent furniture and piece
After flex room with gold accents by Decorilla
Living room with gold accents with colorful furniture
Flex design by Decorilla

Final Design: Versatile Flex Room for Work and Play

This designer pad also needed the practicalities of everyday life. So it came to a flex room for the young family to enjoy movies, double as a workspace and home gym. Incorporating all three of these elements into one is challenging but a success at the end of the day, owing to a clever layout and design cohesion.

The main rooms needed a neutral feel, but the flex room could go with something a little more feminine. And so this space could get away with more color plus gold accent furniture to tie it to the overall design theme. Before, the room only had workout equipment and a small home office area. Now, the interior has allocated each zone sensibly to include a movie lounge as well.

Before decorating with gold accents
Workout area after the makeover with gold accent furniture
After workout design by Decorilla
Gold side table and accent furniture in a living room
Lounge with a gold accent table by Decorilla

Color Pops and Decorating with Gold Accents

Raised panel wainscoting dresses the walls, instantly making it more attractive. The color scheme is simple, allowing bold accent furniture and pieces to pop, specifically the clients’ teal sofa and burgundy velvet armchair. A glass coffee table and acrylic office chair give an illusion of more space by taking up little visual space. A modern desk, bold twin ottomans, and an abstract rug make up the final touches while strengthening a more eclectic, fun air.

Artwork and unique lighting also give it a more playful, experimental style. It places the focus on the lounge-meets-workspace and keeps the workout area minimal. In this way, it’s functional but not a visual deterrent to the greater design.

Shopping list for decorating with gold accents
Decorilla online shopping list

Furniture Sourcing: Online Shopping List

Now that the clients have refined their final designs, they could put it into place whenever it suits their schedule. Fortunately, Decorilla makes this easy by including an interactive online shopping list with the final design. Here, clients can shop for products required for the room directly and get access to trade-exclusive discounts of up to 40% off.

The clients could shop at their discretion to complete their living room with gold accents, and Decorilla’s white-glove concierge service ensures a seamless process whenever it suits the pair.

Top picks for a living room with gold accents

Shop the Look: Designer Picks for a Living Room with Gold Accents

You can also create a luxurious home with a gold side table or other luxe room accents. Here are our favorites from the living room design. Use these to guide your design, or get in touch to get started on a designer abode today!

  1. Faux Tree
  2. Glass Chandelier
  3. Velvet Pillow
  4. Geometric Wallpaper
  5. White Sofa
  6. Abstract Rug
  7. Gold Pedestal

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