Copper Kitchen Decorating Ideas That Will Add Instant Old World Charm

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There is nothing quite as timeless like copper accents in a kitchen. This stunning metallic material is a great way to give any cooking space a classic look and a dose of Old World charm. Whether you’re in the process of building a new kitchen or plan to give your existing kitchen a makeover, these 9 copper kitchen decorating ideas will come in handy, as well as curated decor to shop. From copper pots and copper stools to a copper sink, scroll on to get inspired.

1. Copper Pots on a Rail

Gray French KItchen with Steel Barrel Hood
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Looking for new ways to style your backsplash or range alcove? Steal this idea of copper pots on a rail to create a striking focal point in your beautiful kitchen. The pots provide a fantastic way to add the perfect splash of copper color against ceramic backsplash tiles.

If you have a similar neutral backsplash, emulate this charming design by livening it up with the warmth of a copper pot rack. If you want to mix metals, you can hang your copper pots on a brass rail too. Not only will it give your kitchen a lived-in feel, but it’s a practical choice as well as it makes reaching for a new pot accessible.

2. Copper Stools at the Island

Copper Colored Bentwood Stools at Shiplap Island
source: kitchen studio of glen ellyn 

Think beyond the usual wooden stools for your kitchen island and try something different. Enter: copper stools. They will be the perfect addition to your kitchen island and copper chairs create a visually stunning space to eat.

If you have white cabinets on your kitchen island, the copper hue and white will be the perfect combination. Add more metal kitchen accents to your space by hanging brass pendant lighting and opting for brass hardware.

3. Copper Pots Hanging Over the Table

Pot Rack over Kitchen Island Dining Table
source: jessica lagrange interiors

An easy way to inject a touch of copper into your kitchen design is by hanging copper pots on a pot rack over your dining table or kitchen island. These copper kitchen accessories will give your eating space an industrial touch.

Mixed with your lighting, hanging copper pots is a great way to elevate your pendant light fixtures from ordinary to eye-catching. And don’t stop there! Add copper decor accessories to your stove, like a kettle, copper canisters, and a copper utensil cup.

4. Copper Range With Copper Pots on Open Shelving

Pietra Plana Limestone Tile Floor
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In an otherwise neutral kitchen, the copper range adds a touch of color and visual intrigue. A copper range, though not cheap, will also give your space a huge update.

If you installed open shelving in your kitchen, decorate it with copper items like pots. The warm metal hue will add an instant wow factor and will shine just right when the light hits your kitchen.

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5. Copper Sink

Oak Kitchen Cabinets
source: buckingham interiors

A simple way of creating an eye-catching space is by installing a copper kitchen sink. I know the popular choice for kitchen sinks is usually porcelain or stainless steel, however, copper is an unexpected and good choice too!

You can add a copper sink as a prep sink on your kitchen island or use it on your main counter, either way, it will look great. And what looks even better? Installing it with marble countertops. There is a lot of debate about using marble in the kitchen (plus we can’t ignore the fact that it’s more expensive), but the look of copper paired with marble creates an effortlessly elegant look.

Lastly, finish out the design with natural wood cabinets. It’s a great way of putting together a picture-perfect farmhouse finish or Old World look in your kitchen.

6. Copper Range Hood

Copper Kitchen Hood
source: roughan interior design website

The next copper kitchen decor idea to try is to install a copper range hood. Copper is beautiful, but it has practical benefits as well. It’s an antimicrobial metal (according to US EPA) which means it has a natural ability to kill harmful germs and bacteria.

So not only could it potentially help with air quality and cleanliness, but it will also give your kitchen a classy and timeless appeal. Place a copper kettle on the stove to match the range hood. You can never have too many copper accessories, right?

7. Copper Faucet and Coordinating Pot Filler

Brown and Black French Galley Style Kitchen with Herringbone Floors
source: brown design

Get that kitchen you’ve been dreaming about by recreating this beautiful design. Top off your rich wood cabinets with white quartz or marble countertops. As for the faucets? Try something unique by choosing copper as it gives the kitchen a fresh and functional look.

Complement your faucet and round out the design by adding more copper hardware to your kitchen. You can do this by installing a coordinating pot filler and choosing a range and range hood with copper accents.

8. Copper Pans Stacked on the Island

Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Island
source: sabbe interior design 

One of the trickiest things about kitchen islands is finding the right decor pieces to complement this hard-working kitchen piece. This idea of stacking pots and baskets on the island is a maximalist look but in the best way. It gives the look of a homey yet lived-in working kitchen.

If you’re wondering what to put on your makeshift island or area of open shelving at the end of the island, consider stacking copper pans. It will give your kitchen an instant rustic flair.

9. Copper Shelving in Front of a Window

Farmhouse Kitchen with Copper Piping Shelves
source: perfect trades 

For a unique idea that still lets in light, use your kitchen window as a backdrop for your copper rod shelving. Not only is it a handy place to store your kitchen utensils, but if you live in the city and are in search of privacy, this decor idea can filter some unsightly views.

Because you still want to let in light, the copper shelving is a great alternative to the usual closed storage cabinets. The shelves help to provide a lot of space and the copper hue gives the kitchen a luxurious feel.

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Finding ways to incorporate this natural metal into your kitchen will reward you in style, practicality, and cleanliness. For more rustic kitchen decor ideas, check out this next post: 15 French Country Kitchen Decor Pieces That Will Add Rustic Elegance


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