6 Ways to Rock the Metallic Nursery Trend

  • 01 of 07

    Go Glam With Gold and Silver

    An elegantly neutral nursery with gold, navy and coral accents. Photo via Grey Likes Baby.

    Your little one may be more precious than gold, but that doesn’t mean her nursery shouldn’t glitter! Gleaming gold and silver accents really make a space shine, and with metallics popping up everywhere, it’s never been easier to go glam!

    Wondering how to incorporate a little nursery bling into your design? You’ll love these chic and simple ideas for making the most of the glamorous, new metallic trend. 

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  • 02 of 07

    Metallic Wallpaper

    "Fruits of Design" Damask Wallpaper by Little Crown Interiors. Photo via Little Crown Interiors.

    A single, shimmering accent wall not only makes for a stunning focal point but also creates an elegant sense of cohesiveness, highlighting gold or silver accessories and tying them into the décor. Commitment issues? No problem! Forget the permanent stuff, and opt for a beautiful, metallic print of the removable variety, such as this stunning damask number by Urban Outfitters. 

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  • 03 of 07

    Dazzling Decals

    Constellation-themed accent wall created using metallic gold and silver decals. Photo via Suzann Kletzien Design.

    Glossy gold and silver decals offer another alternative to wallpaper, providing even greater flexibility. Create a star-studded accent wall or a whimsical, polka-dotted ceiling. You can even use decals to decorate a dull dresser or headboard. Just stick some glitz and go!

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  • 04 of 07

    Ceiling Bling

    Naturally luminous Capiz shells make this golden pendent shine. Photo via West Elm.

    Babies spend a good deal of time staring at the ceiling. Why not give your little one something shiny to contemplate? Replace your standard-issue ceiling fixture with something that really sparkles, or create your own eye candy with a simple mobile of metallic pom-poms or streamers. 


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  • 05 of 07

    Glam in a Can

    Plastic, alphabet magnets spray painted with gold paint
    Photo via Inspired by Charm.

    Want to go glam for less? You won’t believe what an ordinary can of gold spray paint can do! Turn a thrift-store dresser or used crib into a sparkling conversation piece, or transform cheap, plastic toys into chic, metallic accessories. The possibilities are endless! Need a little inspiration? Check out these fun and easy spray paint projects.  

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  • 06 of 07

    Glitzy Prints

    Gold-foil nursery prints add a little sparkle. Photo via Etsy.

    Have an eye for things that glitter? Take those peepers over to Etsy’s homepage, where you’ll find a beautiful assortment of metallic nursery art at affordable prices.

    If you’re looking for a shimmery finish, make sure to read the product descriptions before you buy. If it cost less and doesn’t mention “metallic foil” or “authentic glitter,” you’re likely looking at a print. That said, a touch of matte gold or silver looks terrific when combined with shiny textures. If you want to keep things interesting - and save a little money in the process - splurge on one or two glittery, foiled pieces, and mix with matte prints.

    Love a good DIY? Try creating your own foil art prints. Cut simple shapes out of card stock and mount the finished piece against foil paper. 

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  • 07 of 07

    Luxurious Fabrics

    Gold, faux-leather pouf by Land of Nod. Photo by Vanessa Kruse via Baby Lifestyles.com.

    Metallic and metallic print fabrics add rich, eye-catching texture, evoking a sense of luxury and glamour. The trick? Don’t overdo it! Nothing will take your look from glamorous to gaudy faster than gold overload, so be careful when selecting items like curtains or furniture. Instead of opting for metallic everything, choose a statement piece or two, and let the rest of the room bask in their golden glory.