When Benjamin was still eating purees and I spent most of my Sundays steaming, mashing and freezing endless amounts of homemade baby food, it was inevitable that some bought baby jars were part of the solids mix as there is really only so much butternut you can chop on your own. Thanks to Hipp Organic for your much-needed assistance! ANYWAY, being the DIY hoarder that I am, I saved pretty much ALL my jars in the hope that I could turn them into something beautiful. Well, I’m halfway there, and it all began with an obsession around rose-gold and copper colours.
I bought a small tin of copper paint and set about dipping my baby jars in them just to see how they turned out and whether or not I could reasonably do anything with them. Successfully, they ended up housing tea-light candles and sprigs of whatever has been growing in my garden. An easy DIY if you’ve ever seen one, and there’s an example in the inspiration below.
I particularly love rose-gold and copper, they are metallics that are softer than more traditional silvers and golds, and work really well in multiple spaces and with a variety of colour and home decor schemes. You can add a copper faucet to a vintage kitchen, just as easy as you can add a rose-gold desk lamp into a Scandi-inspired office. Super versatile.
Here are a few inspirational ways in which you can add a little bit of copper or rose-gold into your home:
Add a semblance of metallic into your space with a row of copper jars that can house succulents or any of your favourite picked flowers, or search for old trunks with any sort of metalic finish. If it’s possible, screw the fittings off and spraypaint them. Let them dry and add them back on, and you get a great cohesive look to your space. Easy peasy 🙂
DIY COPPER SPRAYPAINT – source: AshFlynn
As I mentioned in my introduction, here’s the perfect example of DIY copper spraypaint. Any glass jar or even tin will do. Moms who’ve got old formula tins sitting under the sink – this is a GREAT way of upcycling. You can use them as stationary holders or to plant your favourite herbs and store them on your kitchen windowsill. You’re welcome.
So earlier in the year Pantone released two shades as their ‘Colours of 2016’ – one was Serenity, which is a gorgeous soft denim blue colour, and the other was Rose Quartz, the shade of which is painted on the wall on the below-right image. Perfectly complementing grey, and other neutrals like black and white, Rose Quartz is a colour that is pretty versatile wherever you put it. I particularly like how the shade works well in a monotone office, just as much in a relaxed, contemporary living room.
50 SHADES OF ROSE LINEN – source: Style at Home
I know most of us have stuck to the conventional white linen for our bedrooms, but imagine if we were bold enough to throw together rose coloured sheets accented with a handful of dove and charcoal throw pillows and a feature lamp painted, guess what? Copper. Beautiful and effortless.
So I have MASSIVE kitchen envy when it comes to white, grey and rose-gold metallics. While the colour is often used in a decorative way, it can be functional too. See below the three hanging lights over the central kitchen island, and the gorgeous faucet – such beautiful lines. Copper can be used in multiple ways in a kitchen, whether authentic pots and pans hanging from the ceiling, or luxury items like a kitchen mixer, stove-top kettle or even fridge! Yes, those all exist.
ROSE GOLD MIRRORS – source: Pinterest
I think this is one of those decor elements that really work well when you have a large enough feature wall to make this the highlight of your room. Different shaped mirrors grouped together are so elegant and eye-catching, even more so if they are an unusual shade. While you can probably buy mirrors like this, it’s worth hunting around at markets to see if you can pick up a bargain buy.
One easy way of adding copper to your room is through prints. In this way you’re paying someone else to get that perfect colour, and all you need to do is find the perfect spot on your wall! Works really well in a little nook, entrance hall or above a key space like an office desk. Examples below include the world map (who doesn’t love this!) and a quirky print that may just sum up your home philosophy.
And that’s that! Any examples of using rose gold / quartz or copper in your home?