Sometimes our daily lives can seem a little drab and mundane but all we need is a little sparkle to put as smile back on our face and this month’s interior trend is sure to do just that! August is all about homes that shimmer and shine with aesthetically striking materials, eye-catching furniture and glistening decor that is sure to inject some chic designer glamour into any room of the home.

Materials are the perfect way to create a shimmering appearance in your home interior due to their visual and tactile characteristics. Satin fabrics create visual movement that looks particularly striking on curtains, throws and bedding. Elegant colours such as pastel and dusky mauve, duck egg and mint and metallic hues like silver, pewter, gold and bronze will look fabulous in both traditional and modern homes. For a lighter and more feminine feel then select metallic voiles that can be hung from window areas to capture the light and create an open feel in smaller rooms.


If you are looking for a way to update your bathroom space then why not add some shimmer and shine with some gorgeous metallic wall tiles that will look great against a crisp white or pale grey backdrop for a sleek and sophisticated look. Create a main feature wall behind a bath, shower or vanity or display a band of gold or silver tiles that make a border around the room.  Mother of pearl effect tiles will also create the perfect amount of shimmer in your bathroom area and also add a pop of colour to plain tiled walls. You could also use these metallic and pearlescent hues as bath panels, worktops and flooring for added glistening impact. Combine with chrome or copper accessories to complete the look and create a luxurious designer finish.

Mirrored furniture provides the perfect marriage of style and function in your home interior and is a great way of creating some glamour and sparkle while providing an illusion of space that is ideal for more compact homes. For the ultimate in Hollywood luxury then why not take some mirrored bedroom furniture such as a wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table and partner with a shimmering silver painted bed frame for a chic and opulent look. You can take this look further by accentuating the doors and drawers with crystal pumpkin knobs for a glittering and glimmering finish. If you prefer a more traditional look then select French carved furniture in silver or gold leaf finishes that will create a renaissance style period feel that works really well in living room and dining room areas.
If you don’t want the expense or effort of a complete redecoration then a simple swap of your cushions can transform the look and feel of your room.

Copper cushions are bang on trend this summer and are a great choice of colour as they can be easily accommodated into your home no matter what the season. If you really want to create a statement then opt for full on sequined or glittered cushions that can be teamed with faux fur or velvet for added opulence and style. Try and keep your chosen cushions plain or with very little pattern in order to emphasise the shiny and glossy finish.

Finally complete your shimmering look with a selection of accessories that can be easily tied into a wide variety of themes and colour palettes. Chrome and copper accessories are a huge trend in 2016 and look great as vases, candle holders and lamp bases. Opt for traditional candelabras and ornate carved lamp bases for a traditional look or choose more streamlined, orb or prism style designs for a sleek and modern look. Mirrors will look great against a plain or metallic wallpapered wall and can be complimented with co-ordinating metallic frames in a variety of shapes to compete this shimmering interior look.

For more ideas on creating a shimmering and shiny home interior, take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest - Shimmer and Shine