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Psst… I want to share a design trend with you that I’m falling in love with! It’s COPPER! If you start looking around you will be seeing more of this beautiful metal adding it’s rich glow to the exterior and interior of our homes. Yes, copper prices have been at a premium for a few years now, but thankfully we are starting to see a bit of a dip and it’s becoming more affordable. Let’s take a look at all the beautiful ways homeowners are starting to use copper in home decorating. 
 
Copper Countertops & Tables
 
copper counter

 
People are moving beyond the country look of hanging copper pots and placing the copper in areas you might not expect. This gorgeous kitchen that you see above has a stunning copper countertop on it’s kitchen island and backsplash.  My best friend, Tiffany, had her kitchen table (pictured below) custom made by copper artisans. I fell in love with this table. It is hammered copper that has been heated to ultra high temperature which then oxidizes the metal to create beautiful dark colorations throughout it. It is truly a work of art.
 
Hammered Copper Table
 
Take a seat at the copper breakfast bar and gaze across at the eye catching copper sink and range hood.
 
copper range hood, copper sink, copper counter
 
Copper Range Hoods, Sinks & Tubs
 
The focal point of this kitchen is undoubtedly the oversized copper range hood. The warmth of the copper tones are then repeated in the wood beams, stools, and copper chandelier.
 
copper range hood
 
I’ve been dying to have a copper sink ever since I found out my favorite local import store carries a variety of them!
 
copper apron sink
 
hammered copper sink
 
Copper sinks aren’t only for the kitchen. Many bathrooms are being decked out in copper.
 
copper sink
 
Who wouldn’t want to soak away the day’s worries in this 66” copper double slipper tub?
 
66" Ryker Lightly Hammered Copper Double Slipper Tub
 
Copper Penny Floor
 
For a very different floor, you might want to try laying your own copper penny floor! How fun is this? Gorgeous!
 
Copper Penny Floor

Design Trawler

Copper Lighting
 
Shiny industrial copper pendants give this kitchen a bit of bling and sparkle.
 
copper pendants
 
Prismatic Glass Copper Pendant- Restoration Hardware
 
copper pendants
 
Outdoor copper fixtures are a popular option for homes along the coast. The 2012 Southern Living Idea House uses copper lanterns to flank each side of the door and one hanging above. Copper will not corrode easily in the salty and humid air and will develop a beautiful patina over time.
 
Front Door
 
See how the copper sconces in the Coastal Living Galveston Idea House have darkened to a rich copper? To keep copper bright it needs to be lacquered or specially treated. The patina gives the copper a very nice character that is preferable and low maintenance.
 
shutters used in the Galvestion Idea House
 
Copper Roofs
 
Here in the south, having copper roofs is quite common. The copper accents add so much interest and add to the house’s character and curb appeal.
 
copper roof
 
copper roof
 
Copper Accents & Accessories
 
Now this copper fireplace surround is a sleek and  interesting alternative to tile, brick, or moldings.
 
copper fireplace surround
 
If you aren’t sure you want to commit to copper quite yet with many of the more permanent ideas above, you might want to try adding copper accessories to you home. A copper tray used for an autumn display will work wonderfully.

Glass Containers Centerpiece

BHG

Or a more functional use would be a copper lazy susan in the kitchen.

Copper Lazy Susan

Grandin Road

Spend some family time and make memories around a hammered copper fire pit.

copper fire pit

Country Living

This past weekend I was working on adding copper to my home and I’ll show you how to get the copper look affordable with real copper and how to fake it! So stay tuned!

Are you excited about this new design trend? Which use of copper is your favorite?

Kim

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Comments

  1. oooh! I’m falling in love! such a cool trend!

  2. Great collection, Kim! I really like copper. The green traditional kitchen you shared is stunning, as is the penny floor. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Kim, I absolutely LOVE copper and have been collecting it for years as well as using it on the exterior of our home in light fixtures, gutters and roofs! It’s really fun to see that copper’s finally going to get some time in the spotlight!

  4. Anonymous says:

    My kitchen table! :)) I still love it and have had it for 7 yrs now. I REALLY want that sink too. I had too choose at the time between copper and stainless due the price. My bar sink in the living room is copper, but I think it’s time for a kitchen sink upgrade, right Kim?!

    • Absolutely Tiffany! I could see your kitchen with a beautiful apron copper sink and copper pendants. Though your kitchen is so stunning already!

  5. We have a copper roof similar to the one above the bay window on that first house. I love it! Our home is 12yrs old so the copper has a nice patina to it.

  6. I have used copper in my Christmas decorating the last few years. Paired it with peacock blue and greens.
    Love the table you featured!!!

  7. I really want to add copper to my kitchen especially since my mom gave me so much vintage copper. I have a hard time working it in with stainless … it somehow looks off.

  8. I have always been a fan of copper. I am especially diggin those copper pendant lights.

  9. I love copper – it’s great for jewelry & accessories as well as home decor, and I think it’s perfect for fall.

  10. I love all of the copper pictures you shared.

    I have recently started my own collection of copper and love using it.

  11. fantastic images…the copper pendant lights are to die for! it all works so well especially with timber.
    Bec x

  12. absolutely beautiful! I’ve always loved copper, so glad it’s coming back “in style”

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am thrilled you had this post! I have been trying to decide on a backsplash that would look good with my granite and THIS IS IT! My granite has some copper tones in it and the light fixtures I picked have some copper in them also. Perfect. Thanks so much for doing this post.

  14. Anonymous says:

    how in the world did you do the copper penny floor? i absolutely love it Wow the work that must have gone into this!

  15. i love the copper look as well

  16. Oh you just gave me a great idea for storage lockers 🙂 The copper is pretty cool also!

  17. I have to say, I do LOVE the copper sinks too!! VERY unique!!

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