It wasn’t too long ago when copper was the talk of the town. From eclectic statement jewelry pieces to industrial table lamps, the versatility of copper has given all metallics a good reputation, and a good reason to continue its reign in the world of design. While copper remains a hot favourite, we have noticed the rise of another metal, or alloy, that may just outshine copper with its burnished and vintage look. And that star is none other than the all-time favourite metal - brass.
Brass can range from a bright and golden hue, often found in musical instruments, to a darker and distressed antique look. It is also relatively easier to incorporate brass without the fear of it going out of trend. Brass items, if well taken care of, can age beautifully into vintage-looking items. Perhaps that is why brass is typically used for door knobs, lighting fixtures, ornate picture frames and jewelry.
Whatever your brass hue preferences are, there is surely something for everyone. I personally love the soft, vintage look of aged brass over the bright red hues of copper. Here are some brass items that I am loving!
1 // Kinsey Magazine Rack in Brass
At first glance, I thought this was a dish rack instead of a magazine rack. Dish rack or not, this stylish and eye-catching brass-finished magazine rack is surely a conversation starter for every home.
2 // Royal Theatre Frame
Ornate frames make good statement pieces because its fanciness and details. Just try not to load the detailed frame with a complicated picture. I think featuring a stalk of dried flower against an ornate frame may just be the prettiest and romantic thing ever!
3 // Waif Triple Stacked Pebble Necklace
Another easy way to include and incorporate a new metal to your life is to wear it. Pair a long necklace or statement earrings to a simple yet structured outfit to effortlessly exude a modern and edgy look.
4 // Brass Coaster Set
Coasters may sound like a boring gift idea but it is actually really underrated. Especially if they look as good as these brass coasters! No one likes seeing white rings on a wooden table, so always make sure to use a coaster for cold drinks!
What are some of your favourite ways to use brass? :)
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