Brass was very popular in the 70s; and after years of silver and stainless steel domination brass is making a comeback, with door-furniture like handles and knockers; brass frames; light shades; and wall decorations. For the last 30-or-so years brass was often seen as kitsch but since its resurgence new designs have been released and it’s now seen as something that’s less kitsch and more chic. And one of the best things about brass is that over time it develops a patina that keeps getting better with age. Schots Emporium offer ready aged, antique brass so you can get the look without the wait. The rich, dark shades of brass means it has a warming feel that you just don’t get from other metals like silver or stainless steel. A single piece of brass alone can be a great accent in a room that needs that little added warmth and homeliness. Or you could go a step further and build your entire room around your favourite feature piece, using brass accessories like a light shade or a newly upholstered chair with brass tacks. But be careful not to go overboard with your brass; be subtle with your accessorising.
Schots Home Emporium
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