There’s no doubt that adding reflective surfaces and shiny metals will bring a touch of interest and glamour to your abode, bouncing light around and creating an elegant space. Metals are hot at the moment and there’s nothing that brings a little warmth into your interiors than using brass, gold or copper in our interiors. I am a big fan of brass and gold and it seems to be getting ever more popular so today I thought I’d share a few ideas of how you can use the hottest new metals to create warmth and luxury in your own space.
An overhead gilded pendant creates a rustic sort of glamour when combined with brass library lights. Your eyes are naturally drawn upwards, giving the room that extra height.
Combine a contemporary copper light fixture with a vintage ornate mirror in brass to give your dining room an eclectic touch. A rustic wood table really completes this look.
Go all out glam by mixing stark white kitchen cupboards and a marble backsplash with kitchen taps and handles in shiny gold. This kitchen certainly has the Midas Touch!
Create warmth in a space by mixing up smaller brass and gold tables dotted around your living room. Now your guests have somewhere to set their drink and it looks incredibly stylish too.
A vintage brass and glass coffee table creates elegance when combined with rich velvets and faux fur. Using a variety of textures in your space is really key to warming up the space and creating a welcoming room.
You can give any sideboard a new lease on life with the addition of gilded handles. Swapping them over doesn’t need to take very long and you’ll have a new look in hours.
You can find inexpensive vintage brass candlesticks at either second hand shops, auction websites and car boot sales. Polish them to create a stunning vignette and combine with black candles to create some additional drama.
Flank a fireplace with brass sconces to create additional pockets of light. You should always have multiple light sources within a room so why not go for gold?
Use small brass accessories on a stack of books to add a little sparkle to any vignette. Smaller accessories really bring life into a room and keep it from looking too stark. Like candlesticks, search out unusual vintage pieces that really speak to you – it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!
Don’t be afraid to mix your metallics! Here, silver, brass and copper cushions combine beautifully to create a warm atmosphere in a stunning living space. Doesn’t it just want to make you curl up with a good book?
So those are just 10 different ways you can add a little sparkle to your home by using the ‘metals of the moment’ – brass and copper. How do you use these metals in your own home? I’d love to hear from you.