Be Cool Before Everyone Else With Perforated Metal Pieces

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Planning any kind of autumn home refresh? If so, here's a tip to keep you just on the crest of the trend curve — perforated metal furniture and accessories are popping up slowly but surely, from major retailers like IKEA to Scandi design brands like HAY. Here are some items that feel fresh and modern thanks to metal that's poked just right:

West Elm Perforated Metal Coffee Table, $399

West Elm is offering a bunch of perforated pieces in this teal family (the buffet in the top image is also West Elm).

Blu Dot Filter Table Lamp, $299

Blu Dot's filter lamp would create a fun and romantic effect in a bedroom.

IKEA Nikkeby Dresser, $79

This IKEA new arrival is sure to become a staple across offices and first apartments everywhere.

Gubi Pendant Lamp, $909

We have this pendant in the Hunker House, and I must say — it is lovely.

HAY Perforated Tray, $35-$60

These come in various sizes and colors, and I personally will be buying at least two to put on my bedroom dresser.

Lulu and Georgia Marble Top Nightstand, $270

This side table brings a nice mix of glam and industrial.

Blu Dot 2-Door Console, $2,299

Blu Dot has a few storage pieces that feature perforated metal panels — definitely an unexpected detail.

IKEA Beharska Candle Lamp, $9.99

Here's a cheap way to try out the trend: This IKEA lamp is less than $10.

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