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Decorating with copper adds unique style

Usually, when we think about a metallic finish to add to our homes, we consider gold, silver, or bronze. Copper is a welcome change and provides a surprising, unique look. While silver is a cool metallic color, copper (like gold and bronze) is a warm color that provides richness and creates an inviting mood.

What is Copper?

Copper is a natural heat conductor and can help warm up your space during the colder months of the year. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on copper accessories or when decorating with there are many inexpensive options available.

How to learn to decorate with copper?

Copper accents are perfect for adding color or contrast in your kitchen, hallways, dining room, bedroom, or any other space suitable for decorating. Copper is a versatile metal that can be used to add warmth and texture.


Even within the color called copper, there are many variations. In general, copper is a cross between rich orange or gold and deep pink. Copper can range from a light honey pink tone to a dark ochre hue.

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A copper countertop is a unique choice for this kitchen.
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Copper looks great with blues and greens. Shown with Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades.

Metallic copper can be finished in several ways – from bright and shiny looks to oxidized and rough surfaces. And copper is not just a product made from metal; it’s also a color that can be used in upholstery fabric, window fashions, and bed and table linens.

Copper looks fabulous with almost any neutral. It’s especially effective paired with blues, greens, brilliant jewel tones and silver gray. Copper is versatile too; it works well with the most modern of design styles in addition to complementing rustic looks and traditional design plans.

What are Ways and Ideas to decorate with copper?

The first idea is to add a copper pendant light over your dining table or kitchen island. It will create an impressive ambiance that’s perfect for parties, family dinners or simply enjoying dinner by yourself every once in awhile. You could also hang it from above as part of an ambient lighting scheme; these lights look especially beautiful at night when they’re switched off so you get just a little bit of moonlight shining through them (they still provide plenty of illumination). A copper pendant light can really help you create a cozy dining space.

For another idea, why not decorate your fireplace mantle with copper accents? Copper vases and bowls look especially beautiful next to an old-fashioned wood fire, but these pieces will also work well in other areas of the home – for example on a sideboard or as part of a display.

If you’re looking for creative ways to decorate with copper, we have some great ideas

Think of these design elements to add in a copper tone:

  • In the kitchen: stove, hood, countertops, faucets, backsplash, appliances, tiles
  • In the bathroom: faucets, backsplash tiles, bathtub, sinks
  • In the dining room: chandeliers, flatware, wallpaper
  • In the living room: lamps, coffee table tops and end table tops, pots for indoor plants
  • And in most any room: paint, upholstery fabrics, window fashions and accessories

Add the lushness of glowing copper to your decor this year. It will add unique style and create a warm mood.

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Copper-toned Solera® Soft Shades add a rich feel to this room.

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