Simple Ways to Add Satin Brass Finishes to Your Home

by Alex ThatcherNovember 3, 2017

Treat Satin Brass Like Jewelry for Your Home

The hardware that you use throughout the rooms of your home can have a big impact on the overall essence that the place exudes. In a way, door knobs, handles, and latches are like jewelry for your home. Statement-making hardware and accessories can add lovely texture to a room without cluttering up wall space or surfaces. You can take just about any space to the next level with something as simple as a satin brass finish—read on to find out how.

Satin brass is unique because of its rather matte sheen; it isn’t too rustic and it isn’t too flashy either. Because of these qualities, satin brash finishes are the perfect way to make a subtle statement that will look elegant with almost any color scheme.

Brass finishesvia Design West

Light Up Your Space With Satin Brass Light Fixtures

Whether you want to completely update your ceiling lights or just use a table lamp to add that little extra something to your space, bringing in lighting with a satin brass fixture will simultaneously modernize your space while giving it a trendy nostalgic charm.

Design West has a great post on the benefits of satin brass with amazing light fixture inspiration. A rich satin brass pendant light can make moderately priced kitchen or living rooms look custom made.

Use Satin Brass Pulls on Your Kitchen Drawers

One of the more amazing things about satin brass is that it coordinates well with other metals. That means that if you have stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, for example, you don’t need to opt for exclusively silver metals in your kitchen hardware. An article by Style Blueprint uses satin brass pulls as an example of how you can successfully mix different kinds of metal finishes in a kitchen setting.

Because of its soft, warm hue, satin brass blends well with other metals, so you can dress up the drawers in your kitchen with thin satin brass pulls that add an element of understated elegance to your space.

use brass featuresvia Style Blueprint

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Luxurious Haven With Satin Brass Accessories

You can achieve a clean and bright look while maintaining plush coziness when you accessorize your bathroom with satin brass. Schlage recommends pairing satin brass door handles with satin brass faucet hardware to take your bathroom aesthetic to the next level.

You could also consider using satin brass to frame your mirror, in order to give your space a whimsical vibe while also adding texture to otherwise-clean bathroom decor.

use brass fixturesvia Schlage

Give Your Exterior a Welcoming Twist With Satin Brass Porch Accents

In the same way that you might use satin brass light fixtures in your kitchen or living room, you can use a satin brass covering for your porch light, like this one from LampsPlus.com. You can also dress up your front door with a satin brass door knocker.

Go for Simple Elegance With Satin Brass

Adding a small touch of satin brass here and there in your home will help to give your decor a muted warmth that feels right in any season. In the summer, invite plants into spaces with satin brass accessories to invoke a light airiness. In the winter, accessorize by pairing satin brass with soft and neutral fabrics for throw pillows, curtains, and other textiles around the space.

Bring a modern, trendy twist to your home with satin brass accessories and hardware. Remember, you don’t need to completely renovate all of the hardware in your home, as satin brass pairs well with other metals. With satin brass, a little goes a long way in terms of brightening up your space and giving it the cozy vibes you want.

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.

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