Using Gold Leaf for a Dash of Glamour

Gold leaf: a striking accent for your home that easily transitions from season to season!

Combine the beautiful gold color and dazzling shimmer of this metallic sheeting for an unexpected pop in your home accessories.

Gold leaf takes us back to the very elegant and luxurious Art Deco movement, during which glamour and functionality were highly prized in regard to home decor and personal dress. Gold leaf, in small amounts, imbues a subtle elegance to your home. Not too garish, but noticeable nonetheless! Incorporate traces of gold leaf in your candle displays, glassware, book spines, and glass boxes (as seen here). 

For a more apparent dash of color and shine, transform your antique lamp bases with a coating of gold metallic paint to replicate the glamour of gold leaf. The same can be applied to mirrors, whether framed with metal or wood, ceramics, and furniture legs. 

Gold leaf is an appropriate decorate touch for all seasons. In spring, gold leaf reflects new life and the arrival of long-missed sunshine. In summer, gold leaf hearkens back to the glimmer of sun on the water of your favorite lake or ocean. Gold leaf coordinates with the beautiful changing of fall leaves from green to a rich gold, and in winter gold leaf reminds us of soothing firelight. 

Experiment with gold leaf for each season! How do you incorporate this lovely metallic touch in your home during the summer months?

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