The (Wrought) Iron Throne

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Winter may be over, but don’t tell fans of the HBO hit show “Game of Thrones.”

The HBO show tells the story of Westeros and Essos, two fictional continents, and the medieval battle for rule over the former land mass. The king of Westeros sits on the “Iron Throne.” Through the show’s six-season run – the current season is the sixth – several characters have sat atop the Iron Throne. The king’s seat is constructed from swords and representative of power. Homeowners, on the other hand, probably won’t be sitting on swords anytime soon. However, while using iron as a design element in your home won’t grant you a kingdom, it can improve the aesthetic of a room or property.

Wrought iron has long been a popular material for home decor and furniture. It is sturdy and visually appealing. As a result of its durability, wrought iron furniture and decor can be placed outside or inside. If you’re considering decorating with iron, but you’re not sure how, you have plenty of options.

  1. Wall decorations
    Like paintings, pictures and shelves, you can grace your walls with wrought iron decor. There are all sorts of wall-hanging iron decorations. For example, if you’re looking for shelves you may want to consider this material. Or, you can use it to enhance the appearance of other wall decorations such as clocks or mirrors, which may be framed by wrought iron. These ornate wall decorations can be both appealing and practical.
  2. Furniture
    Wrought iron is great for patio furniture. The durability and weight of wrought iron furniture ensures that it will withstand the elements of outdoor weather. Similar to wall decorations, wrought iron furniture can be molded into intricate designs that will stand out on your patio. Though this sort of furniture is a bit more expensive than plastic or wood counterparts, its durability advantages make it worth the investment.
  3. Railings
    Wrought iron is often used for railings, both indoors and outside. The malleability of the material makes it perfect for shaping elaborate designs within the railings. Fences and gates, like railings, can also be made ornate with wrought iron. If you decide you want wrought iron fencing, though, just remember it will offer you little in terms of privacy. However, whether railings, fences or gates, wrought iron is easily one of the more visually appealing materials you can go with.

Wrought iron decor and furniture may be more expensive, but it is often worth the cost. Visually pleasing and highly durable, this material can last and impress visitors for a lifetime. An investment in wrought iron furniture or decoration will improve the aesthetic of any room or patio.

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