Get This Look: Olympic Style in Ottawa with Gold, Silver & Bronze

Have you been as glued to the Olympic coverage as I? I’m loving CBC’s online coverage. We have been able to watch everything whenever we want. I’d love to write a post about sports, amazing accomplishments and the ten times a day I get teary-eyed, but well, you’ve got sports reporters that will do a far better job than I! Instead, I will focus on those precious medals, and how I’ve been searching for ways to bring home the gold, silver and bronze in a less competitive, much less athletic way.

Here it goes, my picks for Olympic-inspired decor items to bring into your home and stay well after the Olympics are over. And of course, all of these items are available for you to find in Ottawa.

Bring Home the Gold

Gold CAN work as an accent (not just for those amazing women’s curling and hockey teams yesterday :-)) Don’t be worried about it looking too fussy or dated…it’s gold, it will never go out of style. Try it with a new lamp, hack an Ikea product (I’ve included a few in here) or add extra sparkle with a gold mirror.

gold choices for decor

1. I’m missing the original mage credit?  2. Table Lamp Bouclair. 3. Ikea shelf hack. 4. Tonic LIving fabric (order online) 5. Ikea VITTSJO shelf hack 6. Ikea Vika desk hack. 7. Linen Chest Salt & Pepper shakers. 8. Urban Barn mirror.

Shopping for Silver

Silver is my mainstay for accent pieces throughout the house, although I’m trying to lean a little more toward gold to spark things up a bit. Silver can reflect lots of light on lamps, tables and countertops, and coordinates with any colour.

silver choices for decor

 1. Urban Barn maple leaf dish. 2. Zone Maison clock. 3. Zone Maison place mat 4. Structube accent table. 5. Urban Barn side table. 6. Structube office chair. 7. Zone Maison deer hook 8. Image via Traditional Home.

Bronze is an ideal accent, whether it be an oil-rubbed bronze spray paint makeover, or a bronze kitchen appliance. I see a lot of bronze in bathrooms and have started to love the combination of grey and bronze together. My parents have new oil-rubbed bronze taps in their bathroom and they are gorgeous. Bronze is subtle and traditional; last, but definitely not least.

Buying Bronze

bronze choices for decor

 1. Bouclair lamp. 2. Zone Maison pendant. 3. Umbra Bayview Drapery Rod. Try Linen Chest. 4. Linen Chest fern ring dish. 5. Umbra trash can. 6. Home Depot door knob (similar). 7. Trash can Home Outfitters similar. 8. Image via Houzz.

Inspired to be an Olympic decor enthusiast? Now, I gotta dash…back to the semi-final hockey game! Go Canada Go!


1 Comment on Get This Look: Olympic Style in Ottawa with Gold, Silver & Bronze

  1. Lisa Goulet
    February 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm (3 years ago)

    You’ve been busy! I’m totally loving how white and gold looks together and really want to redo my entire home office to embrace this style. That silver Urban Barn twisted side table has long been a favourite of mine and I have a variation of those deer hooks in my cottage bathroom. Love all your selections and I may have to go pick up some gold spray paint.


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