The Chameleon of Interior Decor

Wrought iron furniture, accessories and accents can complement so many interior design styles from rustic Mediterranean to contemporary chic. It is a very versatile material, the chameleon of interior decorating. It can be natural and earthy in an old world Tuscan design, romantic and elegant in a Victorian Art Nouveau inspired room or bold and avant-garde in a modern living space.

The word ‘wrought’ literally means worked; a centuries old craft of hand-forging metal. These days, it is combined with aluminium for optimum performance. So, as well as the aesthetic advantages, it is functional; strong, long-lasting, durable and easy to clean.

Here’s a guide to using wrought iron furniture and accessories throughout your home to create a fabulous space that fits in with many styles.

Hallway

The entrance way is a very important part of your home, after all, first impressions count. In your hallway you can use wrought iron coats stands and umbrella holders, which not only de-clutter your space but give a sense of tradition and elegance. Choose a large wrought iron mirror to welcome guests which will immediately make a small hallway appear grander.

Lounge

In the heart of the home, whatever the style, wrought iron furniture and accents can really make a statement. A futuristic looking metal and glass coffee table can really add character. An intricate wrought iron mirror to reflect light is the epitome of elegance. Candle holders and wall sconces can look both rustic and romantic. Shelving, bookcases, side tables and occasional tables are also available of you really wanted to extend this theme.

Dining Room

Here, you’ve got the option of a wrought iron dining table. Don’t be put off by preconceived ideas; the range of designs available nowadays includes dining sets that are perfect for indoor use as well as outdoor. Tables tend to have glass tops, the combination of metal and glass in a bold design will fit in perfectly in a contemporary dining space. Alternatively a grand, stately dining room will look fantastic with an ornate iron table, coupled with striking sconces and candelabras.

Kitchen

A country-style kitchen is great for incorporating wrought iron accessories. Wine racks, plant holders, serving trolleys, decorative wall pieces, key holders, utensil hangers and shelves are available.

Conservatory

Having a conservatory is all about bringing the outdoor in. Natural looking wrought iron furniture can really work well here. You can choose from an array of plant holders and stands to accomplish this too, the more greenery the better. An elegant iron bistro set may be more appealing to you than conventional wicker furniture, giving an air of formality and romance. A wrought iron magazine rack is a great way to keep your reading material tidy too.

Bedroom

Wrought iron beds are available in a range of designs that’ll satisfy any tastes. From a romantic, gothic style boudoir, with an ornate bed and plenty of candles to a simple, rustic design in a Tuscan style bedroom, wrought iron furniture works. Consider a freestanding mirror or wall piece above your bed to match.

Garden

Wrought iron furniture for the garden can be traditional and intricate or modern and minimalistic, the choice is yours. You can complement it with a plethora of accessories and decorative accents such as planters or wall art. You could even invest in an iron gazebo for sheltered, sophisticated outdoor entertaining.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to wrought iron furniture and decoration in interior designs. The best thing is; because of its versatility, if you ever get bored with a look, you can change it easily without having to replace all your furnishings. Choosing the chameleon of interior décor means you have the flexibility to pull off many different designs and styles.

Avi Reisman works on the design team at Metal Design Furniture Ltd. Avi’s articles on interior design, landscaping, garden furniture, wrought iron furniture are a must read for anyone considering investing in a feature piece of metal furniture for their home.

Metal Design Furniture Ltd, based in London, produce quality metal furniture; using a merger of advanced robotic technology with traditional handicraft. The result is high-end, exquisite metal furniture that will stand the test of time. Furniture is all manufactured in Europe, and they retail their furniture all across the UK.