If you’re seeing a lot of copper around right now, you’re not alone! Copper (or rose gold, depending on who you ask) has reigned supreme as the go-to for making a space feel warm, luxurious and interesting.
Unlike some trends, it isn’t going anywhere, but only getting bigger as it infiltrates all aspects of commercial spaces. The good news? You don’t have to settle for one item, as copper chairs, stools and lighting are all now available to make a room glisten. To find out how to get the look, read on!
If you’re looking for an easy way into this trend, it’s stools. Apart from the fact they’re cheaper, than splashing out on a full suite of chairs or a new set of lighting, copper stools are unusual enough to make an impact that punches far above their relatively discreet size.
If you’re more into minimalist or Scandi looks, try something really simple like some Xavier Pauchard Tolix-style stools, which have a timeless silhouette that works really well against white and natural wood. Available in a range of heights, they stack so are good for smaller spaces and can be used indoors and out. You’ll also find high bar stool versions with backs.
For a more industrial look, try adjustable swivel stools with wooden seats. A contrast of pale wood and copper anchors the look a little, bringing it down to earth, and gives them a vintage, loft-living feel. Look out for utilitarian details like angled legs, turn handles and banded foot rests.
Finally, don’t forget stools with hairpin legs in copper. Combining two of the biggest trends of recent years into one, they look fantastic in vintage establishments and clean modern spaces alike.
Copper lights and lamps
Copper looks good across all kinds of lighting, no matter how much you use (the good thing about metallics rather than colours is, perhaps with the exception of gold, it’s hard to have too much of them!).
It all depends on how much of a statement you want to create. If you’re after something eye-catching to fill up a space, invest in a few larger copper pendant lights, in adventurous shapes such as large domed or fluted pendants or even cage lights, which can look dramatic filled with Edison bulbs.
For a more subtle finish, look out for glass pendants with copper accents, or try a few bulb holders. These are exactly as they sound – small holders designed for use with exposed bulbs, they look fantastic hung in an entranceway, along a bar, or clustered in an open space for a modern chandelier-like look.
Even the simplest table or floor lamp silhouette looks sophisticated when it’s been rendered in copper, so don’t hold back – try it on every level of your lighting scheme.
Copper dining chairs
Equally cool whether they’re part of a slim, modern design or a more elegant vintage look, copper chairs work well mixed with stools or more simple wood and plastic chairs.
Again, it’s easy to inject just a touch of the metallic into your space with chairs that have copper accents, so try these when you’re looking for something a little more subtle. Copper works well with white and black, and even unexpected colours like grey, orange and yellow. Look out for dining chairs with pale wood and copper legs too.
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