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Decorating With Wrought Iron

Wrought iron has a beautiful, almost ethereal, element that transcends home décor styles and environments, time and tradition. Today’s manufacturers have listened to public demand, hired artists, and created furniture and accents that lets homeowners seamlessly weave wrought iron through any home, any color scheme, and any price range.

Unlike other design products, like glass, wrought iron is not the privilege of the wealthy. The average homeowner does not need to resort to a cheap reproduction to add wrought iron to their home. Wrought iron can be added to any room, in fun and fashionable ways. Ornamental iron accents add an element of stunning style and handcrafted artistry to any room.

Homeowners do not need to invest in a designer wrought iron chandelier if they want to add a dramatic flair to their home. A simple rustic metal plaque, adorning the wall above the fireplace can completely change the feel of a room.

A hand-forged wrought iron bed is a striking and sentimental piece of American history. Classic iron accents, add pizzazz to any fireplace mantel. The hand forged uniqueness of today’s wrought iron accents and metal furniture provide a distinctive touch that that will be cherish for generations.

Unfortunately, when it comes to decorating with wrought iron, most homeowners stall after adding the obligatory wine rack and patio table. There are so many aspects of decorating that many homeowners give up and settle for whatever they find at the local department store.

The biggest mistake is thinking that wrought iron is for accents only. Wrought iron makes a distinctive, uncluttered, focal point for any room. Yes, home decorators can settle for a beautifully hand-crafted wine rack to become the focal point of a den or a kitchen.

Looking for a unique piece can be difficult, unless you shop online, but it is well worth the effort. The most important thing is to resist the temptation to purchase wrought iron candle sticks or picture frames.

The bedroom décor can be tricky. Start with the style of window treatments work into the room. Look for something that will work with your windows, framing, focusing, and blending with the room’s lighting. The bathroom is easier. Wrought iron towel bars, hardware, brackets, candleholders, toilet paper holders and shower curtain rods are plentiful in today’s market.

The most important aspect of wrought iron is to make it functional. Too many decorators use wrought iron as an ‘add on.’ This results in a room where the wrought iron causes more dissention than aesthetic beauty. This is a shame, because, unlike most metals, wrought iron belongs in the home.

One commonly overlooked place that wrought iron is used is as cabinet hardware. Wrought iron can add an element of art to the most common cabinets. In fact, a cheap, local box-store kitchen cabinet collection can be turned into a designer, $20 000 kitchen, by adding elegant wrought iron accents on the cupboards and around the room.

How many kitchens have matching window, cabinet, and door latches? Or, have light switches with a wrought iron pattern that is matched on the cupboard handles.

The trick to decorating with wrought iron is unique creativity. Don’t try and ‘fit’ any decorating style and you’ll create the perfect room.
About Author Patricia Taylor :

Patricia Taylor advises on home furnishings and decor from her web site at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> She invites you to get her FREE home decorating guide here <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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