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Copper - the metal of the moment

Copper - the metal of the moment

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 8 years ago 2 min read

Following on from the monochrome trends of 2014, homeowners are now increasingly adding metal features and accessories to various rooms throughout their house.

There is a demand for brass in living rooms and bedrooms, but the bathroom is the place where we’ve seen most of the demand, with copper pipes used to complement ceramics, as well as copper bathroom accessories being used to further enhance the quirky theme.

Rough brick walls and exposed metal are gaining popularity in bathrooms

Rough brick walls and exposed metal are gaining popularity in bathrooms.

Show off your pipes

One of the best ways we’ve seen to incorporate brass into your bathroom is to expose your copper piping. We’ve seen a number of our Share Your Style contestants implement this style effectively and it makes for a really striking feature in your bathroom.

Exposed copper pipes

Exposed copper pipework isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it can create a striking industrial look and feel to your bathroom.

Don’t get brassed off

If exposing your pipework isn’t an option, you can incorporate hints of brass into your bathroom by adding little accessories and finishing touches. The best way to achieve this is to visit local charity shops and scrap yards to find interesting and striking pieces of copper that will really stand out against your white bathroom suite. Or why not fashion an old bit of pipework into a quirky toilet roll holder?

How to incorporate copper into your bathroom style

Once you choose to use copper in your bathroom, it’s important that you ensure it fits in with your overall bathroom theme. By setting brass piping against exposed brick walls, you can create an "off the wall" industrial look to your bathroom. Add some industrial style lighting to further enhance the style.

Alternatively, if the industrial look isn't your thing, why not go for a more opulent look and feel, by adding copper elements to your bathroom suite? We even have a range of copper bathroom accessories.

Burnt copper coloured bath

Add a touch of luxury to your room, with our Burnt copper coloured bath

However you choose to style your bathroom, has a great range of products as well as inspiration and advice to help you achieve a designer bathroom, whatever your budget.

Why not check out our style guides, and find out what's trending in interior design.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 8 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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