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Ideas for Decorating a Living Room with Wrought Iron Wall Art
by Alyssa Davis

Wrought iron wall art belongs in the category of decorative items that never go out of style. Its elegant form and rustic feel appeals to almost everyone and can easily be incorporated into any style of interior decorating. The intricate designs of black wrought iron against a white or light colored wall produce a beautiful and classic look. Furthermore, wrought iron art is durable and will last for years.

Types of Wrought Iron Wall Art

Wrought iron is iron that has been shaped by hand to form practical and decorative objects in various designs. There are many types of wall art that have been fashioned from wrought iron, including wall grilles and plaques, frames for windows or pictures, candle sconces and votive holders, decorative rods and finials for hanging tapestry, decorative wall hooks, and wall vases and sculptures. Any of these can make a lovely addition to your living room.

Positioning Wrought Iron Wall Art

Select art pieces that are in proportion to the size of the wall space you have available. If you have a large bare wall, hang a single large wrought iron wall grille or arrange a few smaller wrought iron wall plaques to decorate the space.

A common placing for wrought iron wall grilles and plaques is on the wall above a console table, at eye height. Pair the wall art with a couple of accents on the table, such as a vase of flowers and a table lamp. Grouping similar items in this way provide cohesiveness in the design. Make sure that the console table, sofa, or other piece of furniture is not too small in proportion to the wall art.

Fireplaces are great areas for displaying wrought iron wall art. The wrought iron enhances the warmth and elegance of the fireplace and the firelight illuminates the details in the metal and ironwork. You can attach the wall art to the wall space above the mantle, or have two vertical pieces of art on each side of the fireplace.

To illuminate special paintings, consider hanging wrought iron wall sconces alongside your art pieces. Paintings depicting the European countryside look especially beautiful when paired with the wrought iron and candlelight.

Using Wrought Iron Wall Art to Complement Décor

Wrought iron wall art looks good with any decorating style you choose for your living room. It goes particularly well with rustic, Tuscan, and Spanish styles, which are known for their warm, romantic, and relaxed feel. Wrought iron has a warm and natural appearance, which perfectly complements these styles. Wall art designs often feature leaf and floral motifs, which also tie in to the European countryside theme.

You can include wrought iron wall art in your rustic or Tuscan living room by using wrought iron frames for your pictures, and decorative rods for your tapestries. A couple of attractive wrought iron votive holders on the wall are practical accents for soft lighting, and a wrought iron wall vase placed by the entryway is an elegant way to welcome guests with a lovely burst of flowers.

Home decor specialist, Alyssa Davis, is a regular writer for, and she offers many ideas on how to design your favorite rooms with wall art tree and contemporary metal artwork.

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