Using Copper Objects for Your Industrial Decor

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Using Copper Objects for Your Industrial Decor

Last update: 17 October, 2018

There’s no question about it: copper is hot in interior design these days. While we can see copper being used in all kinds of styles, in today’s article we’re like to focus on the ideas that use copper in industrial decor.

We’re fascinated by the shine and all the reddish tones that this material has. Among its qualities, the following are worth-mentioning: copper has a long product-life; it’s very resilient, natural, versatile, hygienic and anti-microbial.

At first glance, it might not seem like a material that’s easy to match, but it is, especially if you use it for smaller accessory pieces.

On a different note, we’d like to remind our readers that industrial decor is common among warehouses or lofts in cities like New York. To decorate a space that’s true to the industrial decor theme, you have to use certain materials such as brick, beams, wood, cement or metals.

Below, we’ll give you 5 industrial decor ideas using copper objects. We hope that they’re helpful.

Light fixtures

First off, we’d like to talk about light fixtures; they come in all kinds and are also very functional.

These light fixtures usually have a completely copper exterior. In addition, you can find all kinds of options for any room in your home.

Copper industrial light fixture

For example, you could use a standing lamp next to the sofa and armchairs. You could also try one on your kitchen or dining table; or spherical, hanging ceiling lamps would also make a great option. These pieces will give your space a really special touch.

For bedrooms and studies, try a desk lamp and the typical ceiling lights that can be installed individually in any room.


As for containers, there are plenty of options at your fingertips; and we’re not just talking about the variety but also the size, style…

For rooms like bedrooms and studies, people use jars, pencil holders and little boxes. In living and dining rooms, trays make for a great option: they’re simple and elegant in addition to being handy.

When it comes to bathrooms, you can look for copper soap dishes. Remember that for homes with an industrial feel, pipes are usually left exposed. If your pipes are copper, they’ll go along perfectly with all of these accessories.

Lastly, you always can use copper umbrella holders for your home entrance.

Flower pots

Continuing from the previous section, we’d like to move on to copper flower pots. They look beautiful in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Copper industrial flower pot

On top of that, there are plenty of designs to choose  from , all ranging in complexity. You can put some on shelves while hanging others from the ceiling.

You can find them as jars and in semi-spherical or polyhedron shapes. As for size, all kinds are available. The pot for you just depends on how much space you have in your home.


Moving on, we’d like to talk about another accessory piece: frames. If you like decorating with photosyou could try buying differently sized frames to create dynamic compositions on your wall. Or you could use frames on top of any furniture surface…

While we’re on the topic of frames, we’d like to mention mirror frames as well. They don’t have to be super elaborate, they can still look beautiful if they’re simple. Imagine a huge mirror that covers an entire wall; a hint of copper here would look very original.

To wrap up on ideas for frames, we’d also like to mention clock rims, which are normally circular. They’ll look beautiful on a wall anywhere in your home.

Copper objects: cooking utensils

Last but not least, we want to talk about using copper in a very specific area of your home: the kitchen.

Copper industrial kitchen utensils

There are lots of copper utensils for kitchens. For example, we could talk about saucepans, pots, pans, frying pans…

Copper is just as common when combined with silverware as well: both have a very modern and eye-catching effect.

As you’ve read in our post today, copper can be great for interior design, even if you just use it for small accessories. You don’t need to use copper items everywhere; a wall that’s completely decorated in copper, for example, would be excessive. With small details (including doorknobs and faucets…) you could end up with an original, beautiful and very modern result.

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