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Shine on: how different metals can change the look of a space

The devil really is in the details.


One element of interior design that often goes unnoticed - but holds so much potential - is the choice of metal tones for furniture accents like handles, drawer pulls, and knobs. These seemingly inconspicuous touches can have a profound impact, adding a touch of luxury, personality, and character to any room. We’re going to explore how different metal tones can transform your interior décor, from the polished brilliance of chrome to the antique allure of brushed brass and the quirky warmth of copper.


Colour me chrome (or copper…)


Silver and chrome, with their cool and bright appearance, are a popular choice: they give a sense of modernity and sophistication, often with a sleek and reflective finish. Whether adorning kitchen cabinets or bathroom fixtures, chrome or silver accessories create a minimalist aesthetic that effortlessly complements contemporary design styles. The brightness of these cool tones adds a touch of calm to the space, reflecting light and creating a sense of openness.




In contrast, deeper, warmer tones like brass evoke a nostalgic charm, suggesting antique elegance and timeless beauty. With a more muted sheen, these types of finish lend an air of sophistication and warmth to any room, transforming ordinary furniture into extraordinary statement pieces. These tones work well with traditional styles, or provide an interest contrast to more modern pieces, infusing the decor with a touch of old-world luxury.





For those seeking a little more industrial chic in their space, black accessories can be an excellent choice. Black is a neutral, so it pairs nicely with almost every colour – and, as its popularity has risen over the years, feels both on trend and timeless. It’s a statement, standing out against any tone of wood or paint, that’s sure to make an impression in your home.




Finishing touches


When selecting metal tones for furniture accents, it's crucial to consider the overall style and mood you wish to convey.


Experimenting with different finishes – such as a brushed or textured feel instead of a high shine – can allow you to create a truly personalised and unique space. We’re proud to work with a selection of exceptional suppliers who give us a wide range of unique, interesting accessories to work with during your design consultation.


In conclusion, the choice of metal tones for furniture accents really does make a difference. It is an opportunity to infuse your interior decor with a touch of luxury, personality, and character. From the cool brightness of silver to the antique allure of brushed brass and the warmth of gold, each metal tone brings its unique charm to a room.


By integrating these metal accents with your bespoke furniture, you can elevate your interior decor and create a space that is both personalised and stylish, with a hint of opulent luxury.


Talk to us about the perfect accessories for your bespoke design, contact our design team on info@thomasjamesbespoke.co.uk.

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