The concept of iron as a feature of interior decorating schemes, rather than exterior ones, is both novel and intriguing; as such, it’s rapidly gaining traction with modern homeowners seeking to make their dwellings marvellously unique expressions of themselves.
Wrought and cast iron interior décor has numerous benefits in addition to its unusual look; it is exceptionally durable, pairs well with a wide range of colours, and in the presence of plentiful house-plants, can easily give one’s home the ambiance of a Parisian café.
To get started creating your indoor oasis, check out the list of five trendy iron décor ideas described below:
Wrought iron balustrades are incredibly durable, something which is a great bonus in many homes. Unlike wooden stair balusters, they will not become easily scuffed with daily use, or break under pressure if they are leaned on heavily. Modern iron décor elements are also treated to be rust-resistant, so indoor moisture and liquid spills will not pose any problem.
Wrought iron balustrades are also incredibly aesthetically versatile, coming in a vast array of intricate designs (often one may even procure bespoke designs), and provide the perfect place to hang a plethora of indoor plants. This is particularly advantageous if one lives in a region which experiences harsh winters, helping to provide an essence of summertime in the home whilst also preserving indoor air quality.
Wrought Iron Fireplace Screens
Nothing says luxury quite like an ornate wrought iron screen in front of one’s fireplace. Available in a stunning variety of designs, these screens work to radiate a fire’s heat comfortably around the room whilst looking far more attractive than a conventional wire mesh screen.
Cast Iron Claw Foot Bathtubs
These saw a large resurgence in popularity during 2013 and 2014 as people were caught by their whimsical, romantic vintage appeal and practical benefits. Clawfoot tubs are delightful to work with from a decorative perspective—they are visually much more engaging than conventional tubs, and they give one much more freedom in terms of placement—and a pleasure to relax in, as they tend to be quite deep and allow the user ample elbow room.
Wrought Iron Kitchen Organisers
Not only are these infinitely practical—giving one a place to hang mugs, prop up decorative plates, and much more—they provide a far more attractive and classic look than plastic. Shop around for wrought iron spice racks and cup organisers and spare yourself the cheap look of plastic and the flimsiness of wood (few things are quite so disastrous, after all, as having a plethora of glass jars or mugs suddenly spring loose and all hit the floor at once).
Wrought Iron Accents
Wrought iron accents like light fixtures, candle holders, picture frames, wall clocks, and ornaments provide the perfect complement to larger wrought iron interior features, helping to flesh out all of the little details that truly pull any home’s decorating scheme together.