A New Trend: How to Decorate With Copper

Copper is an absolutely amazing decorative material for its versatility and simplicity.
A New Trend: How to Decorate With Copper

Last update: 27 December, 2018

There’s no denying it: using copper to decorate has become a major trend. Its shiny, reddish tones bring elegance and sophistication to a space.

This has made it a very popular and we’ve been seeing it in decoration stores all over.

Besides its unique look, there are also lots of benefits to copper. It’s sustainable, natural, malleable, tough, resistant, and hygienic, helping avoid the build-up and spread of bacteria.

Copper tones range from brown, to orange, to green, and can take on a matte look, or something more like a glossy finish.

In today’s post, we’re going to give you some ideas on how to use copper to decorate your home.

How to decorate with copper

What goes well with it?

Now that you’ve started thinking about using it to decorate, you might have found yourself wondering what colors go well with copper. Neutral tones like white, black, or gray are perfect. You can also use pastels and earthy tones. 

copper colored furniture

If you’re bold, you can even combine it with brighter colors, as long as you don’t overdo it. Or, you can combine it with wood, because they go perfectly together.

Copper is extremely versatile and goes well with lots of other colors. But if you want it to stand out, you need to choose a color that creates more of a contrast. If you don’t want it to stand out, then choose colors more similar to it.

Copper pipes

Exposed copper pipes are very common in architecture. Though we used to hide them, now people are using them as just another element of decoration.

You could also use copper pipes to create new decorative pieces like coat stands, flower pots, shelves, or anything else that comes into your head.

Leaving the pipes exposed goes perfectly with industrial, informal styles. But it also works very well with more sophisticated environments if you use it more subtly. The key is in the presentation, the how and the where.

Copper lamps

Copper lamps are an amazingly stylish home accessory for this season.

The great thing about copper lamps is that they go well with any style. You can have the most classic or the most industrial home, and they’ll still work!

You could choose geometrical shapes, more classic ones, or just leave the bulbs exposed with the copper showing.

Whatever you opt for, you can’t go wrong with copper lamps.

copper lamps


Copper furniture is extremely bold, so just remember that it can overload a room. Be careful when you’re decorating and don’t let this happen.

You also don’t need it to be made entirely of copper. One little stripe of it is enough and will elegantly draw attention.

Our suggestion is to use it in moderation for small details like shelves, chairs, side tables, a wooden table’s feet, or wall racks.

Detailing with copper

Using copper to decorate gives you tons of options. No matter how small it is, a piece of copper can really make a decoration scheme pop.

Some good small items to use copper for are candle holders, flower pots, small terrariums, and trays. They’ll stand out from the rest of your decorations and give a special touch to your rooms.

copper accessories

Copper is so versatile that you can even use it for fabrics. It will break through the monotony and give a warm touch to your decorative scheme. Copper-colored cushions and pillows will go amazingly in your living room or bedroom.

Kitchen utensils

Copper also goes great in kitchens, and you see it in all kinds of utensils and accessories.

The color has a really nice effect in kitchens, making you feel like you’re in a rugged, industrial environment. Copper can also help the other parts of your kitchen stand out even more.

You can often find it in plates, pots, pans, and bowls. 

Another great way to use it for table decoration, events, and celebrations is in your utensils. You can combine them with plates that don’t stand out too much so that your copper pieces steal the show. As a final touch, you can also have a centerpiece with copper tones–y ou’ll astound your guests!


So, as you can see, you have a million options when you decorate with copper. Just remember not to overuse it.

It’s a color with a ton of personality, and it can stand out by itself. Be bold and try it in your home!

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