During the times of our forefathers, metals like brass and copper were commonly used in making different household items. They were strong and used to last more than one lifetime. But with the advancement of technology, we have started avoiding metals and have brought in synthetic materials like plastic and vinyl that are cheap and easy to mold.
Yet there are still certain ways in which rich metals like brass and copper can be included within the decor of our post-modern homes without compromising a bit on the urbanite and elegant style of our interiors.
An antique candle stand can rarely go out of style. So keep a couple of copper candle stands on your dining table or mantelpiece and add a touch of antiquity to your uber cool apartment.
Reminiscent of the 19th century, copper bedframes can magically transform the mood of your bedroom.
It is romantic and nostalgic at the same time and can be a nice change for an otherwise ultra-modern home interiors.
Mirrors, say interior designers have the unique quality to make a space look bigger.
So while installing mirrors around your home, why don’t you try putting brass frames around them?
Copper has made itself very popular in the lighting industry.
Starting from desk lamps, to bedside lamps to proper hanging lamps in the present times, this metal is on the highly desirable list of lighting in general.
Not only as lamp shade, copper lamps are big even as lamp bases.
They are commonly found in many e-commerce websites and have a good demand in the market of mood lighting.
Although a little uncommon, copper can go well as the base for coffee tables easily.
Just ensure that it is topped by transparent glass so that its beauty doesn’t get hidden under opaque table tops.
Nothing spells sophistication better than serving your guests with snowy white dining ware, folded napkins and a set of sleek and shiny copper cutlery.
A very subtle way to introduce copper elements into your interiors would be through the curtain rods.
It would not be overtly visible but can introduce that antique charm from a safe distance.
Copper ceiling fans are still pretty common, especially in suburban England. But you can use one in your home as well. Also, copper doesn’t necessarily mean the metal, but also the colour.
In fact in many Indian homes, copper coloured fans are a rage.
If you are willing to take it a level forward, you can also think about installing a copper bathtub in your bathroom.
It looks refreshingly different and can up the interior ante of your house.
Introducing brass and copper elements within the interiors of your house is quite a simple task. Even an extremely urbane and minimalist home can easily include a few copper and brass elements here and there to pump up its look. So take the leap today and start thinking on these lines. You won’t regret it.
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