How to Use Brass and Copper in the Home

The interior trend embraced in the most stylish of homes, metallics offer a simple and effortless touch of style to any room. Copper took over the design world in 2015 and is still going strong, but 2016 is also all about brass and golds that are timeless and warm up a space.

With this trend it’s best to keep it simple for using metallics copper in the home; too much of a metal and it becomes overdone so opt for accents here and there – a brass lantern next to the fireplace, for example, or a statement pendant copper light in a clean white room offset with touches of black and light grey. Choose different styles, finishes and textures, too, for a natural – rather than contrived – look.

A minimal dining room with a gold picture frame and brass serving bowl on the table to show how metallics and copper can be used in the home.

In this room, brass is found in the bowl and frame, adding a touch of the trend without overwhelming the space. Recreate the look with the Just Slate Gold Coasters, Nkuku Kiko brass frame, or Just Slate Copper and Slate Serving Platter.

A black and white kitchen with a gold clock and bronze tap to show how to use metallics and copper in the home.

In the kitchen, introduce metallics with accessories, cutlery and a small appliance. Take inspiration from this home with a LEFF Amsterdam bronze clock, or choose the Dualit 47450 Classic Vario 4 Slot Copper Toaster, using the Just Slate copper accessory set for stylish dinner parties.

A wall with pictures containing bronze details and a hanging bulb with a bronze fixture to show how metallics and copper can be used in the home.

One of the best ways to incorporate brass and copper in the home is through lighting. Statement-making without being too flashy, a metallic pendant light will look good in most areas. For timeless yet contemporary styles, go for this copper bowl pendant lamp, Graypants Moon pendant lampshade or Dyberg Larsen Pineapple pendant lamp.

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Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Stadshem.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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