When decorating your home, you're likely focusing on color schemes. And while color is an essential part of interior design, materials matter too. Properly combining different materials adds depth, texture, and interest to your space. One trendy example in modern homes is utilizing brass accents to update your decor. Here are a few ways to tie this gorgeous, visually interesting material into your home.
When it comes to metallic accents, a little can go a long way. They're so visually captivating that too much brass (or other metal) in a room can really overwhelm the space. So, if you're adding brass accents, start small. Decorative switch plates are a great place to start. You might not pay much attention to these functional pieces in your home, but when you dress them up with a bit of brass and a touch of class, those little pieces become gorgeous decorative accents.
Another great way to tie brass into any room is with the lighting fixtures. Again, these don't take up a lot of physical space, but going from dull white to eye-catching brass can really turn your lighting fixtures into focal points of the room. You can do this in any room in your home too.
Add a brass desk lamp in your office, a brass floor lamp in your living room, and brass pendant lights over the bar in your kitchen. Even a single lighting fixture in brass can help to tie your room together and give it a whole new look.
Another great way to incorporate brass elements into your home decor is with the hardware on your cupboards and drawers. Obviously, this is going to have the biggest impact in your kitchen or in a bathroom, as there's going to be a lot more hardware to switch out. But if you really want to tie this material into another space, don't be afraid to switch out the hardware on your nightstands, end tables, coffee tables, entertainment centers, office desks, and other pieces of furniture.
Just be sure to get the right measurements for any hardware that you're planning to switch out. It may even be a good idea to bring a piece of your current cabinetry hardware to the store with you, to ensure you purchase replacements of the right size.
Small Decorative Pieces
One final option for adding brass accents to a room is to just add a few decorative pieces made of the material. Because of brass's current popularity in home decor, it's not difficult to find a wide variety of decorative items to choose from for your space. From brass picture frames to small brass sculptures to large pieces of brass wall art, there's a lot of options available to you. Find something that works well with your space.
If you want to update your home decor with brass accents for a modern, industrial look, be sure to start small so that you don't overdo it. Start with some brass decorative wall switch plates. Then, start incorporating the other ideas mentioned in this article until you strike the right balance by adding visual interest to your room without it feeling overly industrialized. For the best brass wall plates, check out Wallplate Warehouse today!