If you’ve perused Pinterest lately, you’re sure to have seen 2015’s next decor trend: copper. The warm metallic colour and finish, which is taking over from last year’s rose gold tones, is being seen in paint colours, fabrics and of course, its actual metal state. And while investing in copper cookware is a great idea for the burgeoning chef, pots and pans are pricey and can only be shown off in the kitchen. Instead, we’ve found 17 great decor items that will update your home for less than $75.
17 ways to add copper to your home for less than $75
LightingThis perforated pendant is on sale and would look great hanging in a group of three in a kitchen or over a reading nook in a cozy, eclectic living room.
West Elm Perforated Metal Industrial Pendant, $60 at West Elm. West Elm
DecorThis bowl is so cool. Use it to display fruit in the kitchen or simply place it on a shelf like the piece of art it is.
EQ3 Etch Bowl, $35 at EQ3. EQ3
KitchenwareClass up your dinner table with a set of copper salt and pepper shakers. Or keep them by the stove for on-trend cooking.
Olde Thompson Columbia Salt & Pepper Shaker Set In Copper, $20 at Bed Bath and Beyond. Bed Bath & Beyond
DecorA slightly more utilitarian take on the open copper basket or bowl, a bunch of these will update a basic bookshelf while keeping your belongings neat and tidy.
Cb2 Copper Wire Storage Basket, $25 at Cb2.Cb2
KitchenwareYes, buying a whole dinner party's worth of this copper-coloured steel flatware will cost you more than $75, but the modern shape and unusual colour will always look cool. Or you could buy a set of two for more intimate gatherings for only $60.
Cb2 Shiny Copper Flatware Set, $30 at Cb2. Cb2
DecorAdd some copper to your photo collection with this copper-coloured steel photo frame. It looks great with a graphic black and white print inside.
Cb2 Kat Copper 5x7 picture frame, $40 at Cb2. Cb2
EntertainingFor a fairly tiny investment, add a little copper to your usual table setting with these pretty napkin rings. They'll look great on their own or in combination with a new pitcher or salt and pepper shakers.
Crate and Barrel Wrap Copper Napkin Ring, $5 at Crate and Barrel. Crate and Barrel
EntertainingThis is no ordinary water pitcher. Give your dinner table a glow with this copper-plated vessel.
Crate and Barrel Legend Pitcher, $60 at Crate and Barrel. Cb2
EntertainingLearn to make a proper martini with this vintage-inspired shaker in au courant copper. It'll add class to any bar.
Crate and Barrel Orb Copper Shaker, $30 at Crate and Barrel. Crate and Barrel
DecorPlace a single stem in this short and sweet copper-coloured vase or group it with other metallic items for a modern vignette.
Cb2 Ai Bud Copper Vase, $12 at Cb2. Cb2
DecorHere's another take on a copper vase but with a totally different look. This one is more industrial and almost looks like a pipe fitting, but it's not just a piece of sculpture. Use it to display a few simple stems or modern-looking branches.
EQ3 Covet Copper Vase, $25 at EQ3. EQ3
OutdoorShow the world that you're on trend with copper-finished brass house numbers. At less than $10 each, it's a very affordable update to your curb appeal.
Architectural Mailboxes Solid Cast Brass 4 inch Floating House Number Antique Copper "7", $9 at Home Depot. Home Depot
LightingUpdate your office with this tiny little spotlight, or use it to highlight your favourite artwork. Simply clamp it, plug it in and turn it on. The copper colour makes it look more artful than a light in black or white.
Jansjö LED Clamp Spotlight, $20 at Ikea. Ikea
LightingThis black lampshade has a copper-hued interior that looks upscale and warms up any room. Use it on a hanging pendant or a table lamp.
Ikea Nymö Lampshade, $50 at Ikea. Ikea
KitchenwareThese copper-plated mixing bowls give your kitchen a gourmand upgrade without having to invest hundreds in a copper pot. Use them for baking or make chips and dip look extra fancy.
West Elm Copper Plated Mixing Bowls (set of 3), $39 at West Elm. West Elm
LightingWant your pendant's cord to match its shade? This copper-coloured cord set will do the trick. Pair it with a metal fixture or add a touch of the industrial to a Edison bulb you already own.
West Elm Metallic Cord Set, $49 at West Elm. West Elm
EntertainingLet your interest in copper help introduce you to a new cocktail. The Moscow Mule is a mix of ginger beer, vodka and lime and there's a special mug designed just for drinking this spicy potion. The mug features a brass handle and tarnish-resistant copper coating. This version can be monogrammed if the mule becomes your favourite.
West Elm Moscow Mule Mug, $19 at West Elm. West Elm