Holiday Trend Alert: Gold & Brass

Shiny gold and brass will be big this season, as these mesmerizing metallics take over your holiday decor. Playful in the way they reflect light and bringing both drama and a luxe look, make brass and gold vases and bowls part of your winter wonderland. Deck the halls and then make them dazzle with these 10 ways to decorate with gold and brass.

1. Gold magnolia. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)
1. Gold magnolia. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

1. Metallic Magnolias
Steel magnolias, move aside; all eyes will be on gold branches and blooms this holiday season. Spray-paint artificial magnolias in gold and affix them to the backs of dining chairs, or the sides of chairs that line your wedding aisle, for a stunning statement.

2. A glowing focal point. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)
2. A glowing focal point. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

2. Golden Glow
Create a glowing focal point on a mantel or around a guestbook: Attach gold and silver candy wrappers to the outside of glass cylinders using spray adhesive, then place white pillar candles inside.

3. Mixed metallics.
3. Mixed metallics.

3. Mix Your Metals
Set a warm and inviting holiday dinner table with a centerpiece of gold and mauve roses, starflower-scabiosa seed heads, and silvery begonia leaves in a an antique gold bowl. Continue with gold flatware, gold salt and pepper shakers, and for candlelight, copper mercury glass votive holders and vintage silver gravy boats with tea lights.

4. Brown + Chartreuse + Gold (via Southern Living)
4. Brown + Chartreuse + Gold (via Southern Living)

4. Brightened-Up Brown
Brown gets new life with greens and bold metallic accents. Accent brown patterned plates and napkins with gold cutlery, napkin rings, and votive holders, like these square antique light gold votive holders.

5. Table Numbers 2.
5. Table Numbers 2.

5. Glittery Flowers
Mirror the sparkle of a blanket of freshly fallen snow in the moonlight by spraying some flowers with gold and silver paint and dusting some petals with metallic glitter. Put them in a polished brass vase, that doubles as a table number with adhesive vinyl numbers, and surround your arrangement with candles in glass vases.

6. Hot Pink + Gold. (via Lonny)
6. Hot Pink + Gold. (via Lonny)

6. Pretty In Pink
Fuchsia, hot pink, or apricot are unexpected holiday colors, but anchoring them with gold or brass accents gives them new life for a New Year’s Eve dinner or party. Pile fresh fruits in brass bowls for a fresh touch.

7. Blooms in bowls. (via Better Homes and Gardens)
7. Blooms in bowls. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

7. Rustic Centerpieces
Use gold to add warmth to rustic tablescapes, like these brass bowls with dahlias and berries.

8. Channel Marrackech.
8. Channel Marrackech.

8. Moroccan Wonderland
Escape to Marrakech this holiday season when you make Moroccan lanterns, hammered antique brass bowls with floating flowers, and soft, gauzy fabrics part of your decor.

9. Ready for ranunculus. (via Mimosa Boston)
9. Ready for ranunculus. (via Mimosa Boston)

9. Embrace The Wild
Celebrate the energy of the season with an unrestrained floral arrangement of thistle, ranunuculus, eucaluptus, and other greens, set in an antique brass scalloped pedestal bowl.

10. Branch out. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)
10. Branch out. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

10. Fairytale Chandelier
Gold branches decorated with silk flowers and leaves makes for a breathtaking chandelier right out of a storybook.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart Weddings. 2. Martha Stewart Weddings. 3. Martha Stewart Living. 4. Southern Living. 5. Martha Stewart Weddings. 6. Lonny. 7. Better Homes and Gardens. 8. BRIDES. 9. Mimosa Boston. 10. Martha Stewart Weddings.

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