It's All About that Brass - The Best in Brass Homeware
It’s official – this year it’s all about brass where homeware is concerned. Copper was everywhere in 2014 but it would appear that brass is set to take the lead this year, as interior designers across the globe are unanimously labelling brass the go-to metal of this season.
Below I’ve included a few inspiring brass-themed designs to give you an idea of the types of colours, textures and design schemes that brass will work well with. I’ve also shopped around and found an amazing array of brass accessories and furnishings, which are detailed below:
From left to right clockwise:
- Tall geometry brass vase – roseandgrey.co.uk £23.50
- Brass round mirror – All things Brighton beautiful €71.66
- Triple candle stand – article Dublin €34.00
- Antique brass owl hook – oliverbonas.com £14.00
- Brass cake stand – h&m home £9.99
- Antique brass arch table lamp – marks and spencers £99.00
- Leamington cream and brass bed – next home from €447
- Mindy Browne brass lantern – available from arnotts.ie €74.95
- Brass frame with stand – April and the bear €17.00
Tips for accessorising with brass in your home:
Brass goes really well with rich, dark colours like black and browns so if you have a sofa in a black or brown shade, introducing a brass lamp or incorporating some brass accessories into a living space will add warmth and a touch of luxury to the room . As well as black and browns, dusty colours like earthy greens, greys, and dusty pinks and blues will also work really well with brass. The image below from West Elm is a gorgeous brass floor lamp teamed with a brown sofa and some subtle greys, whites and neutrals.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, brass accents will add elegance and impact to white, cream or more neutral colour schemes, as displayed in the gorgeous images below from a project by studio-mcgee.com. The brass shelf and curtain rail are really lovely with the white and grey scheme of this bedroom.
Brass handles and accessories are a great way of adding a touch of class and style to kitchen units. Brass kitchen taps also seem to be everywhere at the moment and I particularly like the one in the image below from decorpad.com. This kitchen is gorgeous, I absolutely love the marble counter tops and the grey, white and brass is a winning combination for me!
It’s worth mentioning that brass has two quite distinct varieties: polished brass and antique brass. Polished brass, as the name suggests, has a shinier, more polished finish, while antique brass has a more aged look and a darker, slightly rustic finish. There’s no hard and fast rule about when to use polished and when to use antique, but generally speaking I think polished brass tends to look more contemporary and antique brass works really well in rustic or country-style home designs.
Let me know your thoughts on brass? And I’d also love your feedback on the blog in general? I’m a newbie to this and I’m still very much finding my way, so I’d love to hear your thoughts and tips! In particular if there are any topics you’d be interested in reading about or if you have a question you can get in touch via the contact page above.