They say all that glitters is Gold, but these days it's more likely to be hand beaten Copper or Brass. After two decades of stainless steel and chrome dominating as the must-have metals, the trend has now moved to warmer and softer shades of Antique Brass, Rose Copper and Bronze, with finishes that feel like they've been lived in just a little. Add a textured rug and perhaps some reused timber and you have a true Vintage Trader look.
It's timely and fitting for this trend to be emerging now just as we enter into Autumn. As mother nature fills our scenery with warm Copper and Brass colours, we too can incorporate these cosy hues into the home. To get the real Vintage Trader look, it's all about the right warm-toned metallic touch without making an interior feel sterile, cold and shiny. Read on for some handy hints and tips on how you can create this look in different areas of your home.
Adding a Brass faucet to your kitchen is a quick way to add a little rustic charm to the heart of the home. Tap handles in Brass often come in a more traditional shape too, which is perfect to help achieve the vintage look. If you're looking for something a little less permanent, there are plenty of Copper canisters on the market now which are practical and look great on a kitchen bench top.
As the living area in a home is generally a bigger space, we suggest you practice some restrain. Less is more! Keep the metallic touches to the finer details, rather than big shiny dominating pieces. Choosing a coffee table with Brass or Copper legs is the perfect way to keep it simple and not overbearing. Other pieces to consider are clocks, vases and ornaments in warm-toned metallic finishes to draw the eye, but not take over.
Bathrooms have a secret weapon here - plumbing! Exposed Copper and Brass pipes are a unique way to mix old-world charm with a modern twist. If you're committed to the cause, a statement piece Brass or Copper bathtub is a big ticket item that is guaranteed to bring the Vintage Trader look to your bathroom.
Taps and shower heads are a smaller, more cost effective alternative which when done right can be extremely effective. If you're unconvinced any of these are for you, then something as simple as a reclaimed timber or Brass towel rack can still work to achieve the Vintage Trader look.
If cool contemporary chrome isn't your thing, why not indulge in the warm and cosy things in life in the Vintage Trader See more of the Vintage Trader look in lamps and decorative accessories from Mayfield by clicking through here