{inspired by precious metal}

Friday Finds: Metallic Wallcoverings Bring Out The Glamour

Gold. Silver. Bronze. Precious metals to add glamour and drama to any home through the popularity of metallic wallcoverings. “Metallics can create a depth and a dimension that I don’t think you can achieve any other way, besides with the real deal,” says Kathy Basil, Hirshfield’s Design Resource Showroom Manager. “We’ve been seeing metallics for a couple years,” she says, “but it’s not just the high-end anymore. It’s across the board.”


Phillip Jeffries Ltd. – Natalie Kraiem Interiors

Kathy loves the versatility of metallics, and not just for walls. In fact, one of her favorite applications is on a ceiling. “If you just have a tiny budget and want to transform a powder room – you can paint the walls and put a great metallic wall covering on the ceiling,” she says. “It has to be lit right, but it would look like a whole new space.”

Metallic wallpaper glans up ceiling

Metallic paper on the ceiling has the light dancing on the walls – Source


Silver metallic wallpaper

Parade of Homes 2013 – TC Builders

Metallics may be a trend, but Kathy says they are a good trend. There will be more longevity than a color trend, because the look is classic, and there are options for all styles. “It’s not just traditional, it covers modern, it covers transitional – if you like metallic, you can pretty much find any type of pattern that would have some kind of metallic enhancement.”

Hirshfield's Metallic Wallcoverings

Hirshfield’s Metallic Wallcoverings

Venetia wallpaper by York

Venetia wallpaper by York

The dramatic effect of metallic papers can even take a professional by surprise. Kathy recently visited another designer, and couldn’t believe the look he created on his ceiling. “He put a metallic architectural pattern on his ceiling, above the living room and the dining room, and I truly thought it was a 3-dimensional textured ceiling. But it was all created with wallpaper. So it can really add a ton.”

                                                                                 Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers wUNDERground

“Where it looks really cool is in the back of built-in shelves,” Kathy says, pointing out the extra depth and texture created by metallics, particularly the wide variety of metallic grasscloths now available.

Want to know more about the hundreds of metallic wallcoverings we offer? Check out this blog, read our wallpaper advice and tips, or stop by to chat with one of our wallpaper and design experts. Hirshfield’s has locations throughout Minnesota, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and West Fargo, North Dakota.

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