For This Week’s Design Trend – Wrought Iron Decor
Wrought iron decor is easily one of my favorite elements in home decor. You may ask, “Oh, Philip, but why?” Well, if you must know, I’m secretly a vampire and love vampire-y things. No, but seriously, there is something quite old-world about wrought iron that takes one back to lands of castles, Armadas, and oak dining tables the size of four New York City apartments.
The masculinity and power of wrought iron decor adds an element of class with a side of vintage inspiration.
Personally, clashing sleek and modern interior design with bits of old-world decor creates an interesting space full of conversation pieces. Modern interiors have the problematic potential to look a little too space-age and scream 2055 instead of 2011.
Thus, pairing older antiques as subtle decorative pieces really draw back a room’s look to modernity chic with historical twists.
Using wrought iron in crosses, mantel pieces, fireplace gates, or various other decor really draw a room to be focused on details instead of vibrant colors, beautiful modern chandeliers, or neo-futuristic furniture.
Whether, one is decking out the living room in these sleek decorative items or creating a vampirical lair in the bedroom, wrought iron will be sure to draw some serious attention and have you drinking amontillado out of a fine goblet whilst eating grapes and brie. (At least, that’s what I do.)