10 Easy Pieces: Shine On with Decorative Brass Accents — Apartment Therapy Marketplace


If your home is anything like mine, it’s a mix of secondhand, lower-cost furniture with a few slightly more expensive pieces. It’s been a slow transition to upgrade from futons and flat-pack furniture as my budget allows it. I’ve learned that decor accessories with metallic finishes can really make a room look and feel more upscale. Brass particularly has a worldly quality to it that gives your belongings a polished appearance. These ten finds from across the web (including Marketplace) easily add some shimmer and shine to your home.

Mesmerized by the brass and gold circles above? I don’t blame you. The geometric wall decor is inspired by mid-century design, yet still feels modern. Made of welded brass and copper. Available on Dwell Studio Design, $947.50.

Don’t let the simple design fool you, this LED lamp is multi-functional. What won me over is the one-touch dimming feature to set the brightness to the task at hand. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $257.

The all-white face of the Threshold wall clock only enhances the brass accents of this timepiece. Raised numerals make it easy to read. Available on Target, $24.99.

Show off this vintage peacock figurine on your dining table or bookshelf. The flashy vintage piece hails from the 1960’s and works as a centerpiece. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $148.

Curtis Jere sculptures were known for their eye-catching designs and this willow branch wall art holds true to the tradition. Bring the outdoors in with delicate arched branches, signed and dated C. Jere 1982. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $475.

How dreamy is this liquid brass basket. Hand-hammered from a sheet of solid brass results in a liquid-like, organic shape. Use it as a planter, blanket storage or even a wastebasket. Available on cb2, $129.00.

This brass-plated magazine rack comes with a starter set of two vintage magazines. This storage solution will keep your reading material organized and off the coffee table. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $42.50.

A welcomed visual reminder to tend to your plants. This brass watering can holds one liter. Available on Amazon, $44.40 with free shipping.

Cultivate budding seedlings in a pretty glass and brass growhouse. Eight LED growlights will help even the worst gardeners sustain their green thumbs. Available on Uncommon Goods, $140.

Large and in charge is this hammered brass planter. Perfect for housing your fiddle leaf fig or tropical houseplants, this planter has a fabulous shine to it. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $60.

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