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Wrought Iron Wall Decor - It Breathes New Life into a Room
The simplest and easiest way to breathe new life into a room is by changing your wall decor. Wrought iron wall decor with just the right piece will produce a classy elegant look even to the most modest of homes. Best of all you can make this happen quickly and effortlessly.
If you love the romantic style and aura of wrought iron like me, then you'll want many items made from this metal. It looks great in any room on any wall. Lucky for us we won't have to look far. It is becoming easier to find and more affordable then ever. Here are just a few wall decor items that are made from this metal such as: wall grills, wall plaques, frames, vases, wine racks, sconces, sculptures, tapestry hardware, hooks and wall hanging designs.
Many pieces are available in all styles of decor. So you need not worry if your style is modern or vintage, you will find the piece that matches your personality and tastes. In some of my rooms I have blended styles together. On one wall there is a French style wine rack and on the opposite wall proudly hung is a modern metal abstract piece of art. I must admit they work well together.
There are certain factors and guidelines to follow when hanging this style of wall decor. You should relate your wall decor size to the wall size. Choose smaller pieces for narrow walls and larger works for big wall spaces. Hang your longer pieces or groupings in a horizontal line. This tends to create a calming feel and gives the illusion of width to a narrow room. This method works perfect for most entryways.
If you take different shapes and sizes and then group them together this instantly adds depth and interest to that wall. Or another option is to choose a single large piece to bring focus to the wall and this will avoid a cluttered look. Whatever wrought iron wall decor piece it is, make sure you hang it so that the center point of the piece or grouping is at eye level for the average person. No higher or no lower.
You can also alter the color of wrought iron to help complement your room's decor with a fresh coat of paint. There are also pieces readily available in distressed white and verdigris finishes. These tend to add a different dimension and uniqueness to your walls.
The variety of these metal wall hangings prevents the wall from becoming to busy and versatility is clearly the strength of this material. These accent pieces can be functional or simply to make a tasteful and beautiful fashion statement.
If wrought iron could be described in one word it would be sturdy. This long lasting material never goes out of style. Because of this feature, this metal artwork can become a family heirloom being passed down from generation to generation.
You should let your imagination and creativity run wild. In other words don't be afraid to use wrought iron decor in unexpected places. For an example I have placed a wrought iron wall plaque above the mirror in my bathroom. The phrase upon it states, "To make the best of today don't wait for tomorrow." I see it first thing in the morning and it helps me get in the right mood for the day ahead.
To help maintain your wrought iron wall decor, make certain that you regularly inspect them. This will help keep them looking new. You can use mild soap and water to clean them and then dry them with a clean cloth. There is a specialty wax you can purchase that is designed to protect the iron from any damage that may occur in the future.
Home decorating with wrought iron has a long history and remains popular today. It will never become obsolete and will add beauty and grace to your home for years to come.