Home designers and interior designers are looking to the 1970’s this year for inspiration and ideas, bringing back the metal of the year: brass. Brass is in resurgence thanks to the metal’s opulent gleam and structural weight.
Though brass has a very distinct look, there are variations depending on the finish and different proportions of copper and zinc within the metal. Bronze can be highly polished into a mirror-like finish or go for something more matte like a satin or soft (hand-rubbed) finish.
When looking to decide on the more expensive solid brass option or the less expensive brass plated option, it is important to ask yourself how long you want your brass staircase or furniture to last. Solid brass, whether it is a hollow tube or a sheet of brass wrapped around a steel post, lasts for generations. The metal can always be polished to its original beauty.