While some athletes of the Summer Games might snub the thought of bringing home a bronze metal, we rather like the earthy tone of this metallic shade. Here’s how to use bronze accents at home.
Have your own Olympic Torch
OK, so it’s not the same open flame as the classic Olympic light of choice, but this stunning Tiffany-style modern lamp (Overstock.com) will cast a lovely glow in your home. The bronze base and glass detail add old world charm, but the barrel lamp shade keeps it modern.
Look at your inner athlete
Get reflective with yourself and get in touch with your inner athlete with this bronze vanity mirror (Bellacor.com). Swap out the stock vanity mirror in your powder room or place it in an entryway as a way of making sure you are always leaving the house looking your best. If using it in the bathroom just make sure it works with the rest of the metal finishes. A bronze mirror mixed with a chrome hardware might look off.
Get a post-workout glow
While you’re hanging up that new bronze mirror, consider flanking it with a pair of small wall sconces (Bellacor.com). The soft candlelight will add a soft ambient light, reproducing the post-workout glow that we see Olympic athletes frequently sporting.
While there are plenty of modern ways to bring home bronze, sometimes it works best when paired with a little vintage charm like in this decorative birdcage (LampsPlus.com). Use alone as a sculptural feature or dress it up with a potted plant.
Cycle through cliched sports references
You might not be in top Tour de France shape, but if you’re a sports enthusiast consider incorporating a nod to your favorite activity in the form of an artsy sculpture like this cyclist cast bronze sculpture (Overstock.com). Check out our picks for decor inspired by the Tour de France for more ideas on chic ways to decorate with sports themes.
Take it outdoors
This bronze fluted urn (LampsPlus.com) might make for a stylish display piece as-is, but we think it is a fab way to bring metallic details outdoors by using it as a planter.