After so many years of silver and brushed nickel finishes, brass and gold finish decor are making a comeback. How do you feel about that new trend? Do you still have your mother’s brass candleholders tucked away in storage? Well, it’s time to get them out.
|Better Homes & Gardens|
According to Better Homes and Gardens “It’s going to be the gold of 2014. The difference is slight: brass tends to have a striated appearance. If you want to go shiny, stick with gold. Shiny brass tends to look a little dated (it last saw a heyday in the 1990s) unless it’s in just the right application.“
You can use brass and gold finish decor in any room but looks best in small doses – think curtain rods (like the ones above), small accent pieces such as candlesticks, vases, etc. and bathroom fixtures. Takes me back to the 90’s when my bathroom taps were gold finished.
But what about all of you who have jumped on the grey bandwagon? No worries, used correctly you can still incorporate brass/gold finishes. Just make sure they are not too shiny, perhaps even with a dulled/striated finish. And add some black to balance the depth of the colour.
With that in mind, it was time to dig around the basement storage and find some pieces that would update the decor in the living room. I had already brought out two brass lamps a couple of years ago, so I was off to a good start. Bought at a thrift store for $10, they added a vintage touch to my living room – read about there updated look here
My MIL had a large brass collection, most of which has been tucked away in a cupboard for the last 20 years. I love these little brass engraved coffee pots that she bought while on a trip to Europe back in the 80’s. They look right at home on my little Emperor Silk side table.
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