Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

While brass-coloured accessories experienced a leap of popularity during the early 2000’s in relation to homeware, we can safely say that copper is moving in on its territory.

Not only does it bring a subtle pop of colour to any room, it’s also really easy to get your hands on an accessory at any price. Whether you’re looking to spice-up your living room, or change a few details in your kitchen, copper is definitely a hot trend this season.

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Measuring Cups

Give your measuring cups a pop of colour by investing in these sets which include 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup. The copper finish is also antibacterial and anti-fungal, so they are perfect for creating almost anything in the kitchen.

Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

West Elm Copper Measuring Cups, $39


A statement chair in the bedroom or living room is the perfect additional to any home. Use it to stack some of your favourite things, or even to hoard some of that impending floor-drobe. This type of finish ages gracefully, and is really sturdy – don’t be fooled by its appearance!

Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

Blu Dot Copper Real Good Chair, $499


Serve anything from from a sweet tea, to fruits and vegetables for a party. Copper trays never lose their shine, and also look amazing on a coffee table as well.

Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

Oxfam Copper Pappadum Serving Tray, $38.95


Who doesn’t love the occasional cocktail on a Friday night? Create your own signature Moscow Mule with these beautiful mugs encased in a shiny, copper finish. They can also be monogrammed for a gift, or simply to differentiate which mug is yours!

Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

Williams Sonoma Copper Mug, $29.95


Boasting a minimalist Scandinavian design, this copper lamp is ideal for the living room or even a dim hallway. The polished copper metal contrasts with the timber base, and really offers the best of both worlds.

Hot Interior Design Trend: Copper

Freedom Metro Table Lamp, $149

Image via Williams Sonoma

January 30, 2015

Interior Inspiration: Minimalist Trends For Your Home

Want to give your home a subtle facelift? Scandinavian style isn’t just reserved for the streets, with many people choosing a simple colour palette to decorate their home or office. The objective is simple – invest in chic and easy designs which will last forever.

If you’re not looking to convert your entire home into an Ikea catalogue, there are some simple ways to include this style into your home without the cost of endless renovations.

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DO: Invest in simple designs

While patterns are very tempting, it’s sometimes best to go the simple route and opt for a traditional design instead. Think colours such as white, black, grey, and even wood which are all shades that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.

DON’T: Clash prints

The secret to Scandinavian style is to keep it simple. Avoid spending huge sums of money on prints or temporary designs which are trendy right now – if you’re unsure of how you want to design your home, a bunch of conflicting prints isn’t going to help. Stick with neutral tones, then invest in some interesting bed linen or art works to make the house warm and friendly.

DO: Buy wall hangings

If you’re keeping the rest of the home relatively subdued, it’s great to invest in art or wall hangings to liven up a room. Not only is art a reflection of who you are, it’s also a great conversation starter and will last you for years to come. Get creative and frame some of your own art, such as designer bags and even drawings by the kids!

DON’T: Go all out

If you want to incorporate this trend into your own home, it’s important to do it one step at a time. Getting rid of all your furniture shouldn’t be at the top of your agenda – instead invest in some timeless pieces, and use what you have to create an atmosphere which is truly a reflection of who you are.

DO: Play with texture

While some minimalist homes are often in the same colour palette, this trend allows you to play with texture instead. Decorate the living room with funky pillows, throws and shags which create a cosy base for yourself and your visitors. A sheepskin rug is also a great option for the winter time, since it’s practical and extremely appropriate for the season!

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October 5, 2014