In interior design, trends come and trends go; some are (thankfully) short-lived. Remember when the “it” color scheme was avocado green and yellow? Or when it was all the rage to pad and fabric-cover your walls?
Other design trends have true staying power. Granite and stainless steel, for example, have had a long run and continue to be popular home accents. Why? They’re subtle and blend in well with an array of styles and color schemes. While stainless steel is still popular, those in the know and on the cusp of up-and-coming trends are foregoing stainless for a new metal: copper. Copper is rich and warm, and it can be incorporated in its shiny, bright state or its aged, oxidized state. Read on for some eye-catching and unique ways to incorporate this metal into your home.
Bathe in the Glow of Copper
In many homes, the bathroom is one of the most luxurious, serene rooms. If you enjoy soaking in the tub, you know nothing beats the beauty of a copper-lined claw foot tub. It transforms the mundane into a showpiece. Line a copper tub with candles for the ultimate spa-like retreat or use copper candle sticks to add to the bathroom glow.
Copper: Eat It Up
In the kitchen, copper back splash tiles, vent hoods, farm sinks, and faucets make bold statements. A metal that exudes warmth is an ideal accent for the room that often is the heart of the home, where friends and family gather over warm meals and lively conversation.
The Sky’s the Limit
In many homes, ceilings are the overlooked stepchildren of design. While more people are catching on that a colored ceiling is a smart design choice, those who really wish to transform their homes into something special are incorporating decorative copper ceiling tins. This ornamental touch will take a small space to the next level.
Enjoy a Warm Glow
Nothing beats the beauty of dancing flames reflected on a warm shiny copper surface; fireplaces lined in copper create a bold living room centerpiece.
You can incorporate copper into your home in grand and subtle, affordable ways. Introduce copper with copper lamps, picture frames, mirrors, accent tables, light fixtures, pots and pans, kettles, cabinet pulls and more. Rich and beautiful, copper promises to stand the test of time. If you’re inspired, go for it!
If you’re inspired to bring the beauty and depth of copper into your home, visit us Ciao Interiors for inspiration. Our interior design pros can suggest accent pieces or work with you on a larger copper-themed project.