Bold as brass

More lustrous than silver but less showy than gold, brass can add a subtle design flair to your home. What was once considered dated and passé is now making its way into all aspects of design, as warmer metallic tones take precedence over steel, silver and chrome. The beauty of brass is that it brings instant opulence to a design scheme without being too pricey. Brass can be tricky to use in a modern, fresh, way but we believe that done right, brass is a stunning addition to contemporary homes. Read on for our top tips on decorating with brass.

Spruce up your empty walls with brass wall hangings and accents that bring a metallic, rustic charm to your homes.

Opt for brass finishes on your lighting to really illuminate the room.

Brass wall mirrors give an unequivocal nod to a classy bygone era.

To achieve that sophisticated look of luxury, pair brass with rich materials like faux-suede, leather and marble.

While you might not be a fan of artefacts or centrepieces taking up excess real estate on your table, they're great for infusing brass into your space.

One great way to add brass to your dinner table is with trendy coaster sets.