45 Medal-Worthy Ways to Decorate With Gold, Silver and Bronze

We are in the Summer Games spirit — check out our favorite ways to decorate with these coveted metallics.

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Sure, the majority of us don't have sports medals to display in our homes. That doesn't mean we can't show our love for the Summer Games by decorating with gold, silver and bronze accents, right? Check out our favorite ways to decorate in these timeless metals. Luckily, mixed metals are super-hot right now, so pick your favorite or go for a triple win with a more collected look. 

Gold

Simone Biles and Michael Phelps would definitely approve of these designs.

Pink and Gold Lash Studio With Mirror

Pink and Gold Lash Studio With Mirror

Built-in shelving adds storage and display space; the crisp white is a refreshing contrast to all the gold and pink.

Photo by: Melanie Johnson Photography

Melanie Johnson Photography

Small Bedroom Feels Bright and Glamorous

Small Bedroom Feels Bright and Glamorous

Glamorous gold polka dots draw the eye upward in this odd-shaped bedroom, helping to elevate the appearance of the ceiling. White walls, white furniture and a window make the small but stylish space feel brighter and larger.

Photo by: www.bethanynauert.com

www.bethanynauert.com

Gold Sink & Fixtures

Gold Sink & Fixtures

A gold sink and fixtures shine against the white countertop of the powder room. Minimal accessories make the sink the main attraction.

Photo by: Kristi Will ©2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Kristi Will, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Contemporary Living Room With Accents of Glamour

Contemporary Living Room With Accents of Glamour

Abstract art makes a bold statement on the living room walls. A comfy neutral sectional is accented with a faux bois pillow and trellis-patterned pillow, while a gold floor lamp adds metallic glamour to the space.

Photo by: Abbe Fenimore

Abbe Fenimore

Stylish, Black and Gold Dresser

Stylish, Black and Gold Dresser

This painted black and dresser serves as extra storage space for the family room. A white lamp, ram sculpture and spiky gold ball complete the chic, modernized design.

Photo by: Laurie Perez

Laurie Perez

Velvet Walls Evoke Texture, Color of the Sea in Windowless Hallway

Velvet Walls Evoke Texture, Color of the Sea in Windowless Hallway

A windowless hallway need not be overlooked when it comes to good design. Cynthia Spence sought to bring in the textures of the ocean with Holly Hunt cotton velvet wallcoverings and a faux bois textured tin ceiling in the main floor vestibule at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. An Art Deco architectural grill conceals an electrical panel.

Photo by: Jason Kisner; Design by Cynthia Spence

Jason Kisner; Design by Cynthia Spence

Gold Faucet in Tween Bathroom

Gold Faucet in Tween Bathroom

A golden faucet perfectly complements the chic, Kate Spade inspired bathroom design.

Photo by: Dan Piassick

Dan Piassick

Modern Bar Cart

Modern Bar Cart

Entertaining is made easy with this rolling bar cart. The stylish piece fits perfectly in the corner when not in use.

Photo by: Laurie Perez

Laurie Perez

Colorful Dining Room With Sputnik Chandelier

Colorful Dining Room With Sputnik Chandelier

Bursts of color in the artwork and small vases centering the table bring a fun and lively feel to this dining room. Succulents fill the small vases, and a fabulous sputnik chandelier suspends above the table.

Photo by: Bruce Damonte

Bruce Damonte

Gold End Table and White Textured Lamp Add Glamour to Midcentury Modern Living Room

Gold End Table and White Textured Lamp Add Glamour to Midcentury Modern Living Room

The end table in this Midcentury Modern Living Room is an accent piece that has a gold finish on it that gives the living room a touch of glam. Atop this end table, is a live plant and a white sculpted lamp with a tan satin lamp shade that adds an extra element to this accent piece.

Photo by: Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney

Stylish Eat-In Kitchen With Island Seating

Stylish Eat-In Kitchen With Island Seating

Eat breakfast in style. This stunning kitchen features a spacious kitchen island that serves as a place to prep as well as dine. Four barstools provide additional seating when the breakfast table is full. A trio of hexagon-shaped pendant lights dangle above, adding extra style and elegance to the space.

Photo by: Kelly Fondots

Kelly Fondots

Detail of Tufted Sofa With Colorful Pillows

Detail of Tufted Sofa With Colorful Pillows

A comfy place to relax, this gray, tufted sofa in the family room features an array of pillows in different patterns and textures. A hexagonal end table in gold finishes the details of the chic space.

Photo by: Kelly Fondots

Kelly Fondots

Painted Mantle

Painted Mantle

A gorgeous mix of orange, turquoise and gold define this Federal Hill den in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Handpainted Portuguese-Inspired Tiles Set in Random Pattern

Handpainted Portuguese-Inspired Tiles Set in Random Pattern

Tile hand painted by Linda Horning and Katherine Jacobus and set at random creates a look that is truly custom. The blue and white designs are modeled after Portuguese tile and offer a sharp contrast to the modern look of the credenza.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Collection of Bronze Decor on Living Room Coffee Table

Collection of Bronze Decor on Living Room Coffee Table

If you've got a collection of objects that don't fit on your bookshelves, consider displaying them front and center on your coffee table. Here, an assortment of brass objects adds luster and graphic shape to the seating area while also allowing the homeowner to showcase one-of-a-kind finds.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

Lacquered Cabinetry, Graphic Wallpaper Transforms Once Closet Into Inviting Wine Bar

Lacquered Cabinetry, Graphic Wallpaper Transforms Once Closet Into Inviting Wine Bar

Once a storage closet, the loft bar at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase is now fit to provide homeowners or their guests an easy spot to mix a cocktail. Designer Linda Sullivan shows how good design can happen in unexpected places by paring a blue, lacquered cabinetry with Timorous Beasties' Colonnade Blotch wallpaper and brass hardware.

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From: Sullivan Design Studio

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Silver

These designs are anything but second best.

Contemporary Bathroom With Silver Tub

Contemporary Bathroom With Silver Tub

A silver soaking tub and corresponding vanity contribute a sleek, futuristic vibe to this gorgeous contemporary bathroom.

From: Joseph Parisi Interiors

Photo by: Joe Parisi Interiors

Joe Parisi Interiors

Desk with Silver Lamps

Desk with Silver Lamps

A glossy blue desk is the perfect color contrast to the graphic brown wallpaper in this hip home office.

Silver Mosaic Tiles in Bathroom

Silver Mosaic Tiles in Bathroom

Stunning silver mosaic tiles cover the walls in this bathroom, filling the space with sparkling luxury.

Photo by: AVID Associates

AVID Associates

Purple Dresser With Silver Hardware and Modern Lamp

Purple Dresser With Silver Hardware and Modern Lamp

A bright purple dresser with silver hardware is accented with geometric-patterned wallpaper. A silver metal lamp on the dresser adds shine and texture and echoes the silver hardware.

Vintage Gray Bathroom With Marble And Silver Sink

Vintage Gray Bathroom With Marble And Silver Sink

A simple gray theme is complemented by an elegant marble and exposed silver sink bowl in this vintage bathroom. Tufted lampshades and striped gray wallpaper add to the glamorous, old-Hollywood look.

Photo by: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick, 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Gray Transitional Bedroom With White Sofa

Gray Transitional Bedroom With White Sofa

Keep a bedroom feeling restful but still stylish by opting for a metallic color scheme. Here, gold accents luxe up the silvery gray walls and rug. White furniture and window dressings are the crisp final touch.

Photo by: Julie Dodson

Julie Dodson

Eclectic Patio with Yellow Chairs, Multi-Colored Fabric Pouf Ottoman and Silver Garden Stool

Eclectic Patio with Yellow Chairs, Multi-Colored Fabric Pouf Ottoman and Silver Garden Stool

Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.

Photo by: Wake + Loom Design

Wake + Loom Design

Silver Oval Art Deco Dining Room

Silver Oval Art Deco Dining Room

Daisy Buchanan could happily host a Great Gatsby-era dinner party in this glamorous dining room with its unique oval shape and glittering silver walls and ceiling.

Photo by: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

@properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Modern White Kitchen with Silver Subway Tile Backsplash

Modern White Kitchen with Silver Subway Tile Backsplash

This sleek, ultra-modern white kitchen prep area keeps things simple with lots of storage. Stainless steel fixtures, frosted glass and a metallic silver subway tile backsplash give this space a futuristic vibe.

Photo by: AVID Associates LLC

AVID Associates LLC

Glam Teen Girl's Bedroom With Purple Patterns and Silver Accents

Glam Teen Girl's Bedroom With Purple Patterns and Silver Accents

A variety of bold, purple patterns bring this teen girl's bedroom to life without feeling immature. Mirrored nightstands and metallic floor poufs add extra glam factor.

Silver Vase Filled with Purple and White Flowers

Silver Vase Filled with Purple and White Flowers

A silver vase filled with pastel-colored flowers can give a room a clean, fresh look.

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Professional-grade stove? Check. Espresso machine? Check. Plenty of storage? Check. This gourmet gray and white kitchen has all the amenities, and we especially love the whimsical polka dot backsplash.

White Traditional Walk-In Closet for Her

White Traditional Walk-In Closet for Her

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a huge walk-in closet is jockeying for position.

Classic Vanity With Door Knockers

Classic Vanity With Door Knockers

Sleek, silver traditional door knockers accent this pink contemporary vanity.

Ornate Headboard Serves as Bedroom Focal Point

Ornate Headboard Serves as Bedroom Focal Point

An intricately detailed metallic headboard takes center stage in this creamy white bedroom. Chic patterned pillows add updated style and color to the classic space.

Gray Art Deco Bedroom and Chandelier

Gray Art Deco Bedroom and Chandelier

The star attraction in this bedroom, one of six in the house, is the tufted headboard that reaches almost ceiling high. A footboard completes the look, the bed's silvery gray color keeping it from feeling overwhelming.

Photo by: EWM Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

EWM Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

A close up of the metal side tables in the living room of the newly renovated Jones home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Bronze

Decorating with this metal is a win in big or small accents.

Eclectic Bar Embraces Antique Accents

Eclectic Bar Embraces Antique Accents

Set against vibrant blue walls, this tumbled marble terrazzo floor comes to life with energy and color. A golden bar cart and 17th century Italian painting add antique charm to the space, as well as invite guests to drink and delight in conversation.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Sawyer | Berson)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Sawyer | Berson)

Metallic Lamp Pops in Black and White Dining Room

Metallic Lamp Pops in Black and White Dining Room

A sleek brass lamp tops the wood buffet in this eclectic dining room. Its black lampshade coordinates with the room's stylish, geode-inspired wallpaper.

Photo by: Belathée Photography

Belathée Photography

Library Features Gold Ceiling & Blood Orange Chairs

Library Features Gold Ceiling & Blood Orange Chairs

The metallic ceiling in this magnificent home library was inspired by a Parisian hotel where the family once vacationed. The ceiling subtly adds bold texture to the space — it's eye-catching but just out of sightline, so it doesn't overwhelm the design. Blood orange chairs and artwork bring vibrant color to the room.

Photo by: Decor Aid

Decor Aid

Guest Bathroom Bronze Finish Faucet

Guest Bathroom Bronze Finish Faucet

A channel spout faucet in a bronze finish and a rustic mirror offset the cool bathroom tones and are timeless additions to the contemporary space.

Dining Room Features Black-and-White Canvas Mural by Street Artist

Dining Room Features Black-and-White Canvas Mural by Street Artist

With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.

From: Cecilie Starin

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

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Contemporary Kitchen Boasts Stunning Copper Range Hood

Contemporary Kitchen Boasts Stunning Copper Range Hood

A gorgeous copper tile range hood stands out against sleek black cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. The kitchen's green stone backsplash adds movement and interest to the space.

Photo by: Preston Lee

Preston Lee

Contemporary Kitchen With Copper Pendant Lights

Contemporary Kitchen With Copper Pendant Lights

Removal of a wall opened the kitchen onto the new living space, practically doubled the kitchen's footprint and made room for a large island, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

Contemporary Bedroom With Metallic Wallpaper and Velvet Tufted Headboard

Contemporary Bedroom With Metallic Wallpaper and Velvet Tufted Headboard

A dramatic headboard draws in the eye and ensures your bed takes center stage. This cheery, contemporary bedroom features a tufted velvet headboard, white matelasse pillows and a graphic, copper and robin's egg blue wallpaper.

Teardrop Terrarium

Teardrop Terrarium

Faceted glass and copper-finished metal can add warmth to modern decor in a home or outdoor living space. The 9 1/2-inch tall terrarium is sold by Gardener's Supply Co. and could be the focal point of a tabletop or mantle.

Photo by: Gardener's Supply Co.

Gardener's Supply Co.

Decorative and Grand Fireplace Designed to Inspire

Decorative and Grand Fireplace Designed to Inspire

Ornate details carved into the wooden mantel create a commanding focal point in this Mediterranean-inspired space. The colorful vintage Barcelona poster highlights the grand stature of the vaulted ceiling. Design by Ashley Astleford

Game Room with Bronze Lampshade Chandeliers

Game Room with Bronze Lampshade Chandeliers

Above a black felt pool table in this game room hangs two bronze lampshade chandeliers. Large windows in the room are partially covered by sage green drapes and screens. A round table with chairs and a bar area provides seating.

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From: Shelly Riehl David

Guest Bedroom With Neutral and Gold Pillows and a Bronze Lamp

Guest Bedroom With Neutral and Gold Pillows and a Bronze Lamp

Bold, modern stripes and a vintage portrait infuse this guest bedroom with energy and subtle color. A custom queen-sized bed dressed as a daybed means this guest room can double as a workspace when needed.

Photo by: Ron Royals

Ron Royals

Gold Venetian Plaster Entryway With Ornate Cabinet

Gold Venetian Plaster Entryway With Ornate Cabinet

A gold domed entryway with ornate bronze chandelier contains a gold and white curio cabinet which displays old antique dishes.

Stylish Transitional Seating Area

Stylish Transitional Seating Area

Set the mood with an elegantly simple seating area. Bronze accessories, a rust-colored chair, a small round table and colorful art liven up this relaxing space.

Photo by: Jeff Andrews

Jeff Andrews

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