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Time to Shine

AFTER YEARS OF WOOD TONES LIKE ESPRESSO AND CHERRY DOMINATING THE FURNITURE WORLD, METAL FURNITURE IS TAKING THINGS IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

One of the hottest trends anywhere is furniture pieces that prominently feature metal in their design materials. From powder-coated black to the polished look of chrome, metal is making its way onto table bases, bed frames and even entire dining chairs.

Of course, metal isn't exactly a new concept in furniture—in the past it was often used for its durability more than its looks. Brass and gold-toned metals have also passed in and out of popularity on several occasions for the ornate quality they lend as a complement to traditional spaces. But we promise that today's metal furniture is in a class all by itself.

The metal furniture of today still delivers the durability that we associate with metal. Pieces that feature high-quality welded frames are made to hold up to many years of family use. They're also less susceptible to denting and scratching that may inevitably occur with certain types of wood furniture. And while we love metal for all of these qualities, none of them is the reason for this trend's spike in popularity. Like most design trends, this one is all about looks.

DISCOVER OUR SELECTION OF METAL FURNITURE FOR EVERY ROOM, FROM BEDROOMS TO DINING ROOMS.

Designers are embracing the beauty of metal, making it the main focus of furniture. In turn, interior decorators are making metal the focal point of the entire room. The varying finishes, from polished to matte to aged, give decorators the tools to suit any style. For something casual and rustic, antiqued metal will hit all the right notes. A contemporary room, on the other hand, could use sleek chrome to create an upscale vibe.

While this trend has been steadily rising in popularity recently, most industry experts recognize that it's not going anywhere soon. With metal furniture, anyone can create a look they'll appreciate for years to come. The key is to choose pieces within your favorite style, be it traditional, casual, contemporary or transitional. And being so versatile, metal furniture won't put up any resistance when it comes time to freshen up your accessories. So go ahead and put metal to the test!
Metal's not known for its comfort, so when it comes to lounging, look for metal legs and other decorative features.
When paired with glass, metal takes on a chic, modern look that's perfect for contemporary homes.
Shop this Room: Metallic Touches »

Along with furniture, you can add metallic touches to your space with your wall decor. Mirrors, sconces and metal art are just a few of your options.
Shop this Room: Lighter Look »

Metal furniture is highly recommended for small spaces. It provides a lighter look than most wood frames and helps open up sight lines.
Mixing wood and metal elements is a great way to add interest to a space. The varying textures create a subtle visual contrast that's ever so sophisticated.
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