Is Chrome Home Decor Going Out Of Style?

Whether you're into a chic minimalist design or lean more toward industrial inspiration, you may have at one point considered adding touches of chrome décor to your home. Of course, there are certainly plenty of ways to pull it off — and there's no doubt it can help achieve an overall vibe that could be anything from wonderfully retro to fabulously modern, according to Design BX. Indeed, while other metals only work with certain styles, this one complements a wide range of aesthetics.

Beyond that, Design BX points out it can be used for both fixtures and accents, as well as furniture. Feeling extra bold? Go big and opt for something like a full wall replete in this trapping. Or, keep the hints small by popping tiny chrome details around the room. As for what room is ideal, you could certainly add this design feature to a living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Just make sure it's water- and steam-resistant if you find fabulous mirrors, lighting fixtures, and faucets for your bathroom.

Before you get too excited and start picking up every piece of chrome décor that catches your eye, you might be wondering whether it's still a trendy option or if it will make your home look sadly dated.

Chrome continues to be trendy

When it comes to home décor, you might already be well-aware chrome has been a popular choice for years now. Of course, if you have a fair share of this attractive feature in your abode or it's something you've been thinking about adding, then you'll also be relieved to find out it isn't going out of style anytime soon. In fact, in 2017, Olga Dolen of Dolen Studio pointed out, "Lately we've started to notice that chrome is taking the lead and we definitely like it."

Dolen praised the enduring popularity of the metal, saying, "The reflective quality of chrome makes it an eye-catching design material, especially when it comes to clean-lined, modern furnishing."

Five years later, the accessory made its way onto House of Hipsters' list of interior design trends of 2022 from Kyla Herbes. Highlighting the choice by noting it had been spotted in plenty of showrooms at the High Point Furniture Market, it was apparently being used on its own as well as with other trendy metals and in a variety of ways. Herbes explained, "From coffee tables to dining tables to shelving to vases and other accessories. If you want to add a touch of trending décor in 2022, I highly suggest sprinkling in a couple of chrome pieces in your space."