Copper crush: Essential style

Metallics have always been popular when it comes to home decor, whether it’s brushed chrome and stainless steel to metallic paint.  But the trend that hasn’t gone rusty just yet is copper accents – one of my favourites! Once considered industrial, brushed copper gives a soft, warm glow to any room – adding a touch of luxury and style.

Copper lamp
Copper accents add that finishing touch

So you don’t need a loft-style conversion to pull it off,  it’s pretty much suited to any interior style or colour scheme.

Here are some tips to consider when styling with copper, and also some of my ‘dream buys’ that will add spice (and warmth) to your space!

Set against a plain backdrop While copper generally goes with anything, it does stand out against plain walls – from neutrals to teal or deep green.  Geometric wallpaper or psychedelic patterns may look too ‘busy’ against the copper. Plus, you don’t want to distract from the feature.

LEXIE-Mirror

LEXIE metal mirror at Maisons du Monde

White or neutral walls work well with large, contemporary mirrors and stylish clocks.

ALANA wall mirrorALANA round mirror at MADE

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Bard Pendulum Wall Clock, Brushed Copper

BARD pendulum clock at MADE

Going for geo  Copper accessories doesn’t always have to be identical. Group different geometric shapes or styles, such as vases or lanterns. For vases, I would probably just add a single stem, faux botanicals, or simply keep them empty.  These Egyptian-style, tapered vases are so striking that they stand out on their own.

Beaumont copper vase collection at MADE

Other geo styles include light pendants and candle holders, which are good finishing touches to a room.

PE582667

SLATTBO pendant lamp at IKEA

Something Different Geometric Candle Holder On Base, Copper
Geometric Candle Holder On Base at Amazon

 

Frame - Amazon

INNOVA multi opening frame at Amazon

Make a statement Go bold with a single centre piece. This can include contemporary cluster light pendants, lamps or unique side tables. Just make sure the cluster lights are installed in proportion with the space. A small space with a low ceiling might not be suitable, but you can still go for a smaller pendant lamp.

Copper pendants and clockAUSTIN cluster lights at MADE

Having just one or two statement pieces is ideal if you have a smaller space, and don’t want to clutter with too many accessories. Less is more!

 

PE582671VINDKARE pendant lamp at IKEA

Alana beside table2ALANA two-tier side table at MADE

obie table lampOBIE copper and marble base desk lamp at MADE

Copper clash Copper looks just as dramatic when mixed with other materials, like marble or stone, like these planters. They just add a hint of copper without being overwhelming.

wrought iron and cement footed planter

 

Copper and concrete planter at Maisons du Monde

Lampshade burshed with copper - AmazonLinen lampshade with copper inner at Amazon

Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase & Geometric Wall Decor
Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase at Amazon

 

These copper and marble wall clocks look so stylish for any room.

Black marble and copper clockCullen - black marble and copper clock

Cullen - marble and copper clock
Cullen wall clocks in black or white marble at MADE

Colours that work well together

  • Navy Blue + Fuchsia + Shades of Brown
  • Copper Red + Black and White
  • Coral + Emerald Green
  • Orange + Shades of Blue
  • Orange + Hot Pink
  • Turquoise + Tangerine
  • Indigo + Copper
  • White + Everything!

So these are some of my copper crushes (out of many!). Which one was your favourite style?

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Cynthia Thompson

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