2017 Metallic Trend: 10 Ways to Add Shimmer to Your Christmas Decor

Metallic Trend Christmas Decor


The sophisticated metallic trend has been one of the hottest interior design styles in 2017, set to continue into 2018. From shimmering metallic wallpapers to foil jersey fabric, from molten metallic decorative pieces to super shiny accessories, from high gloss hammered metals to industrial style finishes.

It’s even proliferated the fashion show catwalks with rocket man outfits, electric flash disco looks and glamorous 1970’s drama queen designs. Indeed, it seems Christmas decor would be incomplete this year without introducing this fabulous metallic trend into our festive styling!

So how do we create the perfect metallic-inspired look this Christmas?

Cool metallic tones (such as steel, silver and nickel) offer a sleek, modern aesthetic whilst warm, soft, reflective metallics (such as copper, brass and rose gold) provide a sophisticated glow, adding an element of understated luxury. Blending the cooler and warmer tones creates a unique look – contemporary with a touch of glamour, or striking minimalism with an inviting appeal.

Check out our 10 Christmas decoration ideas that will bring the fashionable metallic trend into your festive home!

1. Mini Copper Baubles

Hugely popular in interiors due to its versatility, copper and is often effective when teamed with a block colour or organic materials such as wood and indeed Christmas trees – creating a variety of feels from Scandinavian luxury to mid-century cool.

This set of twenty four miniature copper baubles are made from quality glass with twelve high shine and twelve satin copper finishes.

Available from: Cox & Cox.

Metallic Trend Christmas Mini Copper Baubles Final

2. Abstract Wire Decorative Tree in Gold

This shining gold wire ornament takes the shape of a Christmas tree, stylishly abstract in its chic geometrically designed form – a trendy piece to place on a side table or bare fireplace.

Available from: A by Amara.

Metallic Trend Wire Abstract Decorative Tree

3. Champagne Christmas Baubles

Exquisite quality and rich in their warm champagne metallic colouring, this set of six baubles are mouth blown, hand-decorated and presented in a Fortnum’s gift box.

Available from: Fortnum and Mason.

Metallic Trend Christmas Baubles

4. Beaded Star Christmas Decoration in Silver

Made from silver glass beads, artfully hand-threaded around a sturdy metal frame, this uniquely-designed Christmas star is truly beautiful. Hang it in the window to see it shimmer, reflecting light into your festive home or above the fireplace for a contemporary Christmassy feel.

Available from: The White Company.

Metallic Trend White Company Christmas Star

5. Sparkly Jewelled Pears

Add festive sparkle to your fruit bowl with this set of twelve jewelled pears, each carefully shaped, dipped in champagne glitter and finished with a real twig stem.

Available from: Cox & Cox.

Metallic Trend Christmas Jewel Pear

6. Shimmering Metallic Christmas Tree Ribbons

Each featuring the signature touch of renowned designer Donna Stevens, these metallic trend ribbons are exquisitely made and showcase their own unique design. We particularly love their Platinum Mesh Ribbon with silver metallic mesh and silver backing, and the Silver Jewel White Dupioni Ribbon with silver-jewelled trim edging and beading.

Available from: Balsam Hill.

Metallic Trend Christmas Ribbons

7. Golden Acorn Mix

Intricately moulded, these nut decorations are cast with a beautiful gold finish, offering an inviting addition to your Christmas tree. With a pinecone, hazelnut and chestnut design, the rich metallic gold hues add a depth and warmth to your festive décor.

Available from: Cox & Cox.

Metallic Trend Christmas Nut Decor

8. Frill Top Mercury Tealight Holder in Silver

This mercury finish tealight holder is another gem from The White Company Christmas collection showcasing the metallic trend. Its iconic antiqued look is stylised with dabbled brush strokes, perfect for atop your coffee table or mantlepiece.

Available from: The White Company.

Metallic Trend Tea Light

9. Rattan Christmas Tree Ring

Complementing the earthy, organic tones of the Christmas tree and reflecting the warm metallic trend of coppers, bronze and brass, this hand woven split rattan ring hides the Christmas tree base perfectly.

Available from: Cox & Cox.

Metallic Trend Christmas Rattan Tree Ring

10. Glass Beaded Placemats in Silver

These luxurious metallic silver placemats are completely made by hand, bead by bead, by true artisans. The perfect way to lay a stunning Christmas table setting, these glass beaded placemats sparkle subtly in the candlelight.

Available from: The White Company.

Metallic Trend Glass Beaded Placemats White Company

If we can assist you with your metallic trend Christmas decor, please feel free to get in touch.