This Décor Trend Is Too Pretty to Pass Up
Perforated accents are our go-to trick to make a modern statement in any space. These pierced and punctured surfaces set a contemporary tone, from simply adding a subtle touch of texture to creating a full-on futuristic glam feeling (we’re taking a cue from you, Met Gala best dressed list). When it comes down to it, we like to think of perforated accents as our very own haute couture hole punches for the home—stylish statement pieces in the form of perforated pillows, furniture, wall coverings, and lighting. With décor choices ranging from current to cutting-edge, tarnished to polished, and smooth to sharp, dare to dabble in a modern mix of metallics, mesh, and other perforated textures to suit your personal style. Ready to connect the dots?
If you’re anything like us, you don’t shy away from a high-shine home interior. A perforated brass sconce is a double win, with a shiny metallic exterior and lots of tiny holes to let light shine through. These wall mounts add some subtly modern edge to a fresh, feminine bedroom.
Atelier de Troupe Eperon Black and Brass Table Lamp with Perforated Shade ($625)
Perforated accents bring the metal without the heaviness in this home. Pierced surfaces give industrial materials a sheerness that takes the edge off, helping them mesh with any signature style. These semi-transparent perforated partitions infuse a futuristic element into a restored Parisian apartment.
When it comes to perforated surfaces, sometimes it’s hip to be square. Stamped-out squares on the wall give this masculine modern living room a linear, architectural appeal that perfectly plays off the diamond tufting on the leather sofa.
If you’re looking to spice up a room with Moroccan influence and all-around boho vibes, perforated metal can provide just the right worldly texture. In this bright and clean sunroom, the tarnished brass finish and perforation give the pendant a beachy, breezy look that sets it apart from sleeker and shinier styles.
The texture on the wall of this outdoor bar isn’t technically perforated per se, but we’re willing to let it slide with an honorable mention based on its overall dotted pattern. It just goes to show that adding holes softens a solid surface and lets it breathe. If only it could always be an ocean breeze coming through.
In Perth’s Alex Hotel, perforated black metallic sconces adorn the guest rooms and provide a sharp contrast to softly colored walls and bedding. The result is a balanced, modern space with just the right amount of understated, futuristic geometry.
Bride and Wolfe Black Mesh Series Shelf in Black Rectangle with Brass ($298)
Perforated black texture can filter bright bulbs to create soothing mood lighting in a room. The dark metallic finish may have a sharp edge, but the lighting effect is purposefully softer for overall balance.