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Transition Your Fall Decor to Winter with Metallic Flair

Yes, the fall weather has just made an appearance, and we’re already using the word “winter”! That’s because if you’re into design like we are, you’ve likely noticed the winter collections hitting your favorite retailers. Seem a little early to be shopping for winter decor? This post is for you! Did you know that many of the items you display for a stylish fall can nicely be transitioned into winter? Especially if your fall decor is of the metallic variety. Read on for all the details…

Shiny Cushions

Textured, metallic items make the perfect festive statement for both fall and winter. While these Faux Mongolian Lamb Poufs from West Elm don’t shimmer, they pile on the texture. Plus, their subtle tones make them easy to mix and match with metallic decor. Use them as seats, side tables and more!

Faux wool poof from West Elm

We are loving the Art Deco-inspired pillows currently featured at West Elm. Beads, sequins and geometric designs make them the perfect modern statement with just the right amount of “fancy”:

Metallic-patterned pillows for fall and winter

Wanting more metallic shine of the cushion variety? These Embroidered Metallic Bull’s Eye Pillow Covers from West Elm are available in gold and silver. Pile them on the couch for a touch of glitz at Thanksgiving, and continue to revel in their festivity well into the new year!

Embroidered metallic pillows from West Elm

Surface-top Decor

Ice the cake that is your living room (or dining room) with these new tabletop decor finds. The Modern Wood Ombre Vase collection from West Elm boasts a progression from the natural golden tones of mango wood to the brightest white. Rustic meets modern–yes, you can dress these pieces up or down throughout fall, winter and beyond!

Modern ombre vases from West Elm

We’ve made no secret of our love for CB2’s Air Bud Vases, available in a variety of tones. In fact, CB2 is heavy into the metallic zone this season, and we highly approve. As you can see from the image below, the shades range from pewter and silver to copper and rose gold. A delicious combination!

Metallic finds from CB2

Ready to add the glimmer of candlelight to your festive table? We’re partial to the concrete and metallic Win-Win Candleholders from CB2, scattered on the candle-rich vignette below. Modern and delightful for Thanksgiving and Christmas:

Modern candleholders from CB2

Geometric style meets golden shine in these Denby Candleholders from Crate & Barrel, shown in the next featured image. The warmth of these pieces makes them perfect for fall, yet their glimmer can be enjoyed throughout the holidays as well:

Geometric candleholders from Crate & Barrel

Festive Tableware

Set an inviting fall and winter table by stocking up on metallic finds that can pull double duty for both seasons. These Hyacinth Metallic Placemats from Crate & Barrel are crafted from natural water hyacinth fiber and silver metallic thread:

Metallic placemat from Crate & Barrel

For an abstract pattern with geometric style, check out these Gold Fences Placemats from CB2, which combine shades of gray and shimmering gold for a standout effect:

Gold and grey placemat from CB2

Did someone say “confetti”? Looks like the designers at Crate & Barrel are spearheading a confetti revival, thanks to fabulous finds like the Confetti Metallic Beverage Napkins and the Confetti Platter. Can’t you see these on your fall table, as well as your New Year’s Eve table?! Mix confetti accents with warm tones during the fall so as not to evoke a holiday look, but let them shine as winter’s grasp takes hold!

Metallic serveware from Crate & Barrel

Retro style gets a facelift with the Diamont Glass Plate from CB2. No, it’s not metallic, but its many facets will reflect anything silver or gold you have on the table. Perfect for salads and sweets, this piece glitters like a diamond. Plus, you can throw it in the dishwasher when you’re done!

Multifaceted glass plate from CB2

The charm of the chilly forest is celebrated in the Stump Placecard Holder from Crate & Barrel, crafted from natural birch. A slot in the middle holds a card with your guest’s name proudly displayed. Plus, this item will add a welcome earthy touch to the other shining accents on your table.

Tree stump placecard holder from CB2

We hope today’s roundup has put you in a festive mood. Remember, much of your fall decor can pull double duty for wintertime if you stick with metallic tones and earthy accents. Here’s to a celebratory couple of seasons!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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