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Copper Craze

Copper Craze

The copper trend makes a rusty brown comeback this autumn

The elegant lustre of the reddish-brown metal appeals to a lot of decorating addicts, and in the past seasons, you would find copper accents in almost every living room. This year copper makes a comeback! While it’s getting colder outside, copper nuances from rose and orange to rusty red or brown bring that late summer feel into your home. Find out how to add an elegant or vintage twist to your home decor with copper.

 

Copper hype – the autumnal decorating trend for the living room

Copper hype – the autumnal decorating trend for the living room Copper hype – the autumnal decorating trend for the living room Copper hype – the autumnal decorating trend for the living room

It has long found its way into the extravagant lounges of five-star hotels, so it is not surprising that the nostalgic luxury trend finally takes over the living room. Copper is the trend material for this autumn and brings an elegant, cosy atmosphere into your home, making it feel like a noble winter chalet.

Paired with dark colours on the walls and grained wood elements, copper accents make a particularly elegant appearance. To avoid competition, combine a chic copper lamp with matte surfaces. Animal-friendly materials such as faux fur rugs, pillowcases made of synthetic leather, glass vases and wooden accessories are perfectly suitable too. Matching wall pictures in copper tones pick up the autumnal theme without being obtrusive, and a large-sized canvas print featuring warm nuances of rusty red is the perfect complement to a unicolour living room wall.

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The best thing about decorating with copper? It matches almost every colour. Copper can bring warmth to blue walls, turn interiors painted emerald green into traditional tea rooms and add a certain something to grey or white rooms – just the perfect all-rounder. However, metals are real divas when it comes to interior design because they claim all of the attention for themselves. If you want to add understated style to your home, copper decor should be kept rather simple and minimalist.
In order to unfold the full effect of copper, incorporate only a few accents of the lustrous metal into your home. Wall pictures with subtle copper applications and autumnal colours have a greater effect than a whole range of decorative accessories in the same rust tones.

Copper hype – the autumnal decorating trend for the living room - products

1. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk 2. Chest of drawers ‘Grenada’ www.butlers.com 3. Wall clock ‘Piatto’ www.amara.com 4. Cushion cover www.hm.com 5. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk

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Copper all over – the vintage-style kitchen

Lustrous copper furnishings make for an elegant living room, whereas shabby-chic copper tubes provide a cosy atmosphere in the kitchen. Copper is an extraordinary and creative alternative to mainstream steel fronts in the cooking area, which may look timeless yet cold in some way.

Never mind that items made of untreated copper do not remain as immaculate as on the first day. We have good news for you: the vintage look is currently extremely in vogue, and indeed, nothing ages as beautifully as copper. Its mint green, elegant patina gives a very individual touch to kitchen supplies. Yet another reason why we prefer the warm metal to cool stainless steel.

Decorating with copper elements is not a random concept. Several years ago, renowned designers such as Tom Dixon recognised the decorative potential of copper and satisfied the demand for simple yet extravagant designer pieces with lustrous decorative balls. That’s why the retro style harmonises perfectly with vintage wall art in warm colours, which will make you forget that winter is upon us.

Copper all over – the vintage-style kitchen Copper all over – the vintage-style kitchen Copper all over – the vintage-style kitchen
Did you know ... Copper is incredibly versatile! Not only does it serve as a decorative material. Due to its many outstanding properties, it is also used for hard money, power cables, taps, pipes, musical instruments and even jewellery.
Copper all over – the vintage-style kitchen - products

1. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk 2. Jug ‘Dely’ www.housedoctor.dk 3. Ceiling light ‘Tacuru’ www.home24.de 4. Chopping board ‘Happiness’ www.bloomingville.com 5. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk

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Metallic chic with Jenny from Make it Boho

Gold can team up with copper very well, as Jenny proves on her blog Make it Boho. Sunny shades of gold sparkle in every corner of her flat, and you can find furnishings in warm nuances of red as well as several copper accessories treated with effect spray in her kitchen, which live in perfect harmony with golden flowerpots and napkin holders without any suggestion of upstaging. Instead, the two elements complement one another and add a subliminal glamour factor to Jenny’s kitchen.
Metallic chic with Jenny from Make it Boho
Metallic chic with Jenny from Make it Boho
Metallic chic with Jenny from Make it Boho

Jenny has a great DIY idea: you can easily craft a creative kitchen shelf made of pipes for just a few pounds. Everything you need to complete this project is available in stores. You can purchase the copper pipes, the superglue, the pipe cutter and the wall brackets in a DIY shop. The hooks to store kitchenware are available in sets of five at IKEA. Use copper spray if you want to recolour them in a stylish manner. Jenny shows on her blog how you can put together the shelf and why you should never forget to wear gloves while crafting.

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This entry was posted on 1st October 2016.



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