If you’re planning to decorate your new home, or even redecorate your current one to give it a new look, you’ve probably done a lot of research. This in order to inspire you and to have several innovative ideas concerning the new decoration that you must adopt. As it must be functional, in addition to being aesthetic, you may have spent a lot of time looking in vain. Today we bring you the ultimate answer. In this article, we will walk you through the discovery of a special material, which is praised by various interior designers. This is the famous brass. Let’s discover together everything you need to know about this metal.
Brass: what is it exactly?
In a very simple way, brass is a metal made from an alloy of copper and zinc. It is a non-ferrous metal that stands out for its golden yellow color and has reddish undertones. Known for its malleability, it is one of the metals that can be easily manipulated into different fabrications. The proportions of zinc and copper vary in order to attribute several diverse characteristics to brass. Whether it is resistance, robustness or durability.
Brass: history of a metal
It is one of the oldest known metals. It has been used since prehistoric times by several civilizations, especially in Africa, Europe and Asia. Several countries have started its exploitation to integrate its use in everything related to the manufacture of clocks, musical instruments, utensils, ritual decorations… and more. Subsequently, its use spread throughout the world, and we have seen its presence in locks, door and cupboard handles, mirrors, vases, faucets… and many others. its golden yellow color has made it an excellent accessible alternative that perfectly replaces gold which is expensive and only rich people could use it. From then until today, brass continues to be one of the most widely used metal.
Brass: essential choice of interior designers
After this long journey, brass is a metal that has managed to survive and be part of decorative trends on many occasions, including that of 2023. We cannot help but see the magical aesthetic side it brings to any space. Moreover, this is why designers and interior architects adopt it for any decoration project they undertake. It is a metal that is easy to integrate and maintain, as well as it brings a beautiful touch of luxury and elegance to any room.
- A partner you can count on for an original decoration
Brass is one of the materials that hold three important qualities. It has a great resistance to corrosion; it is easy to maintain and it has the ability to adapt to all possible decorations. Thanks to these qualities, brass has been able to find its place in all the details that make the big difference in interior or exterior decoration: light fixtures, candle holders, photo frames, mirrors, furniture decorations, cutlery cooking… and more.
- Adaptability to other materials
What is remarkable with brass is that you can easily combine it with other materials while obtaining an excellent decorative result. So, you can use it in composition with marble or velvet for example. This will bring a touch of chic, elegance or contemporary look. This allows you to play with colors and textures by focusing on obtaining a warm space, bringing more of the light to dark spaces, and ensuring a magnificent atmosphere in each room of your building. This is what makes brass an ideal decorative material.
- Integration into all styles of decoration
When it comes to other metals, they are usually associated with a single decorative style into which they can be easily integrated. However, this is absolutely not the case with brass. This metal is easily integrated, whatever style you want to choose to decorate your home or space. For example, if you opt for a contemporary decoration, brass adds its elegant touch by marrying neutral colors. If you prefer the cozy style, matching it with velvet will create a warm and appreciated atmosphere. Likewise, if you are more of a minimalist team, you can try to integrate brass into your decoration by keeping it present in the details. That said, brass is a metal that is distinguished by its charm and originality. It is ideal for decorating your spaces in a unique and special way.
Tips for integrating brass into your decoration
This time, we are going to share with you some tips so that your integration of brass into your interior decoration is 100% successful. For your living room, you can choose chairs with brass legs. Candle holders placed on the table can also be made of brass. The same goes for decorative vases here and there, a large mirror hanging on the wall and the frame for your family photo. For your kitchen, opt for a sink and brass fittings. It will give a luxurious touch to your kitchen. Likewise, choose brass cutlery and cooking utensils. Also, to transform your bathroom, opt for a brass towel rack, a vanity with brass handles… or something else. Know that the choices are many and that the ideas are not lacking. There will always be a way to integrate brass into your decoration and enjoy the original aesthetic touch it brings.
Brass in Moroccan craftsmanship
No need to specify that Moroccan craftsmanship has been able to create a reputation and world renown thanks to its creativity and originality. It is one of the few crafts that have been able to make handmade work a real art, giving birth to real masterpieces. Today we mention that brass is one of the most present metals in everything related to Moroccan craftsmanship. Artisans use it a lot to make beautiful creations. These traditions and these talents are specific to Morocco in general, but to the city of Fez in particular. This is where brass craftsmanship was born and was able to develop at great speed. This is what has made it possible to see this metal present in countless creations, in particular: cutlery and kitchen utensils, taps, decorations, teapots, chandeliers, mirrors, jewelry… and more. Moroccan craftsmen are of extraordinary talent. They share this astonishing know-how from generation to generation to let this absolute creativity live.