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3 ways with copper


It’s the warm-hued, metallic favourite that can be seen everywhere now, from homewares and accessories to furniture.

I know I sure have struggled to contain my love affair with copper… and have had to show some restraint to ensure it’s a material used in moderation.

If I had it my (frivolous) way, I’d find myself blinded from its golden glisten across every aspect of my home.

 Whilst I love almost every copper lamp, vase and table leg out there, there are some more interesting ways to feature the gorgeous metal in the home.


Coloured glass mirror

 A mirror’s purpose may not solely be to provide us with a means of indulging our narcissistic side.

Coloured glass mirror can be used to create a focal point of a space, to break up the lengthy illusion of a hallway or to open up a space, with its reflective qualities.

Copper glass mirror, even if used in large panels over a wall, can sometimes appear more subtle than a conventional mirror. A way to create a striking yet understated look with just the right level of metallic pigment.

I love this look in two distinct styles – a classic, smooth panel of copper mirror for a sleek look, or a bevelled-edge piece for added depth.

Imagery courtesy of Pinterest / Alexander Van Bern / Vosges / Architezer 

Copper taps

 Copper taps bring warmth to a bathroom and an antique character to an otherwise sleek, modern space.

With industrial charm, they make for an unlikely feature but a brilliant one – I have them in my bathroom.

Paired with matte white, cool charcoal and dove grey, their golden hue stands out and adds elegance amongst the starkness.

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Imagery courtesy of Temple and Webster / Habitually Chic / Vola

Copper kitchen cabinets

Copper painted kitchen cabinets are a functional way of getting a generous copper fix in the kitchen. Cabinets are often kept understated, while other features such as the splashback or worktop can sometimes take centre stage in the kitchen.

However a gleaming wall of copper in the way of cabinets, paired with clean white or concrete, will look striking from a distance of any open plan kitchen.

Metall-FX create bespoke, metallic finishes on a variety of materials, from concrete to MDF. I’m loving their satin copper finish for a warm, rich look.

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Imagery courtesy of Plum Siena / Metall FX / Take Over Time



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