This rich luminous metal has stolen my heart!
Have you been noticing all of the copper accents being used in kitchen decor lately?
Some of my favorite bloggers have been adding these glowing metal elements into their kitchens, and I have fallen in love with the way it adds instant warmth, elegance, and a bit of rustic glam to a room.
I recently found some copper pans at an estate sale and then a few French copper pieces at auction.
Since I’ve been drooling over copper accents in my blogging friend’s kitchens, I decided I would try decorating with a few pieces in ours to see how I like them.
I wasn’t completely sure in the beginning about adding this rich colored metal, but I have to say that I am loving the look.
Copper can be an inexpensive way to change the look of your kitchen!
Copper is so easy to add into your existing kitchen without breaking the bank, and it blends so well with other metals.
I hung a grouping of pans over the stove, layering the sizes just a bit.
I then added a copper shaker on one side, and a copper tea kettle to the center of the stove.
I also found a pretty copper tray at an estate sale and I propped it up in the corner of the kitchen counter behind some of my English ironstone pitchers.
Just these few pieces bring such an elegant glow to this room.
Copper accents would look lovely anywhere in the house, but they look especially fantastic in the kitchen.
This warm tone metal pairs beautifully with white or darker kitchens, giving a warm, lush, and classic look, all at once.
The one piece I wish I still had…….
My sweet mother loved copper accents and had many pans, molds, and accessories, including a beautiful French copper chocolate pot that she found in an antique store.
She kept it proudly displayed on her stove. When she passed away, my siblings and I didn’t want any of the copper pieces so we sold it……oh how I wish I had that sweet little chocolate pot now!
Isn’t it interesting how our tastes change over the years…..I’m sure you have a similar story.
I will have to keep my eye out at the estate sales, auctions, and thrift stores and see if I can possibly find something similar to that long lost chocolate pot.
When I think how far our kitchen has come from where it was when we bought this house, I’m amazed.
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a look back at how our kitchen looked when we moved in.
And what it looks like today…..
I still can’t believe the difference!
Bringing in the copper accents inspired me to bring in some Spring elements as well, and change a few things up…….one thing leads to another…..
A great thing about adding copper elements into your kitchen decor, is that it’s very budget friendly.
It can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, or estate sales, and all of the discount home decor stores are carrying a large variety. And I’ve added some of my favorite copper pieces in our Amazon shop.
All you need are a few pieces!
Copper is the perfect touch for any home décor, regardless of it’s theme or trend, and it doesn’t take but a few pieces to make a huge impact.
A canister set, a teapot, a few pans, or even a copper colander sitting on the countertop holding fruit, will bring the wow factor.
If you want a new look for your kitchen, but you’re not in the position of completing an all-out remodel, decorating with copper accents may be all that your kitchen needs to give it a facelift and breathe new life into it.
Copper is one of those metallics that complements other metals beautifully, including your stainless steel appliances, while adding warmth and a distinctive beauty throughout your kitchen.
So what do you think of the latest copper trend? Are you ready to get this look in your home?
Today is French Country Fridays, where I join six of my French blogging friends and share our french decor style! Be sure and visit them to see more inspiration!