From glamorous golds to sparkling silvers, introducing hints of shimmering metals as part of your décor scheme is a great way of bringing a touch of glitz into your home. There’s no denying that the metal trend has been huge for several seasons now, and this year, in particular, sees one of our favourite materials – copper – taking centre stage once again.
Fusing retro with modernity, copper has been dubbed as the ‘metal of the moment’, making it perfect for adding a sleek yet edgy look into any room, whether through a subtle splash or larger items. The real trick when using copper is to make sure that you introduce its polished charm without going over the top – there’s nothing worse than a room that is overtly bling! Be sure to choose items that complement, not conflict with your decorating scheme.
Incredibly versatile, copper can be incorporated to uplift an array of trends; from tropical oasis to industrial chic, a stylish shimmer of copper will make a striking visual impact. Our Copper Giraffe Floor Lamp sits beautifully in this tropical inspired scheme; the glistening copper adds a rich tone which contrasts fabulously with the dominant green hues. Introducing soft textiles such as rugs and cushions will soften the sharpness of the copper and help to ensure a feeling of sumptuous comfort.
Cool Copper Accessories: Our Top Picks
One of the simplest most effective ways to use copper in your home is with accessories, from luxe metallic lighting to easy accent pieces you can place around a room. A few well-chosen accessories will instantly update a space and give it a trend-inspired vibel. Here are some of our favourite copper items to get the look.
Copper Light Fitting
If you have a weak spot for industrial-style lighting, this Copper Iron Pendant Light is perfect. Featuring straight lines in a beautiful diamond shape, this pendant light has a 100cm cable and looks gorgeous hanging low from the ceiling; perfect for illuminating a specific area such as a dining table, a kitchen island or even a bedside table.
Copper Pendant Light
If you want something with a little more shade to give your room a lovely ambient glow, then our Vibrant Copper Pendant is a popular choice. This sleek and stylish light fitting will add a subtle touch of copper or can be paired with other copper items for a more statement look.
An alternative to standard accessories could be this fabulous Set of 3 Copper Trunks. Providing great, practical storage, these quirky and unusual trunks would sit perfectly within an industrial-style home.
Copper Wall Clock
If you’re looking to add a small hint of copper tones to your home but don’t want to go overboard, why not add a statement to a wall with a stylish timepiece? We recommend the Hursley Round Copper Wall Clock which features a white face and a subtle copper frame.
Copper doesn’t have to be confined to the home. Why not extend some rosy gold hues into the garden? This rustic Copper Jug can be used indoors or out, and will bring a warm touch to the dinner table. Perfect for summer cocktail making with a stylish twist.
With its rich, warm tones, copper brings an opulent vibe into any room and given its huge popularity, it’s clear that this adaptable, stylish trend is here to stay.