Bronze is one of the friendliest types of materials that architects and interior decorators use in their projects because of its availability, durability, and versatility.
It can easily take on a very modern look with its high polish, for example, while it can also look authentic and vintage once it acquires a natural patina over time. Here are some design ideas that you can incorporate to add a cool and unique element to your client’s project.
Bronze in the Kitchen
If you want to go for something a bit more rustic but easy enough to pass for something modern, you can use bronze sheets for splashes lining up the kitchen walls. The reflective surface brings a tinge of color–and even a hint of elegance–to the work area.
Lighting fixtures will also benefit from being dressed up in bronze material. Even if the kitchen theme is mostly block and plain colors, the shine from the bronze can immediately improve its appeal.
For Bathroom Use
Bronze fittings are commonly used in baths, but it requires regular maintenance to avoid water causing it to stain. If the maintenance has been neglected and a stain buildup has become very visible, simply make a mixture of a tablespoon of salt and three parts water. Use a soft-bristle brush to gently take off the stains from the bronze fixture or faucet. It should be gleaming again in no time.
Bronze bars can serve as a base for hooks that will serve as towel holders or other accessories. It can also serve as a decorative base for light switches. Just make sure it remains purely decorative and in no way connected to the electrical wiring, as bronze is a highly conductive metal.
Bronze can also be incorporated into little decors spread out across various sections of the house for a more cohesive look. Even small touches of bronze can add a bit of style. Table or chair edges, for example, could have bronze trimmings, while mirror frames can be gilded with bronze sheets as well. You can also install bronze door knobs and window handles to match.
Needless to say, there is plenty of room for the use of bronze in interior design. All it takes is a bit of imagination to use the natural beauty of bronze to enhance the look of any home interior.
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