On Trend: Five ways to luxe up your decor and give your home a summer glow up

Sam Wylie-Harris puts shiny homewares under the spotlight...

By Sam Wylie-Harris, PA

THERE’S nothing like the glimmer of gold or shimmer of silver for a healthy summer glow – and we’re not just talking about ourselves.

Perhaps our homes could do with a touch of sun-kissed radiance too – and when it comes to streaming some summer glow into the scheme of things, the shiny options are endless.

Best of all, a little luminosity goes a long way. From gold decos to themed artwork, here’s how to polish up your pad…

1. Vertical Wall Plant Stand With Planters, £139.99, Ivyline
If you’re shelves are drowning under the weight of your #shelfie succulents, this vertical plant stand could be just the ticket. With six gold metal containers to show off your greenery, it’s rust-resistant and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

2. Pols Potten Hourglass Ball Sandglass Mini, Gold, £20, John Lewis
Ah, the sands of time. Measuring up to 30 minutes, watching the golden sand flow through this globe is the next best thing to footprints in the sand.

3. Wild & Wolf Retro 746 Telephone, Brass, £69.95, Amazon
Dial M for Minted… If you want to dial up a sideboard or retro telephone table, this push-button phone has your number.

5. George Monkey Table Lamp In Metallic Gold, £45, Iconic Lights
Troops of monkeys are trending in interiors, and this playful little fellow is a fun find.

5. Metallic Fan Cushion, £12, Next
A steal at the price, this shimmery scatter cushion is one to snap up now.

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