Spring is a season of renewal and one passage of the season is to give your home a fresh, new look to celebrate the end of winter and the warmth and energy that returns this time of year. Many people welcome spring by give their home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom and after all that hard work, why not treat yourself and renew your decor with beautiful metal art? Today’s metal art is more attractive than ever and adds an instant update to your home. Here are some ideas for decorating with modern metal art.
Perfect for Contemporary or Traditional Styles
While much of the metal art that you will find in stores and from online e-stores has a modern or abstract edge to its design, you will also find pieces that will complement a more traditional style of decorating. You may also try mixing contemporary accents with traditional decor to create your own eclectic look. Modern metal art can be used as a focal point in a traditional setting to create an unexpected twist to a room. Choose a metal artwork that complements the colors, shapes or patterns found in the room for a great effect. Of course, if your style is minimalist or contemporary, you’ll find plenty of modern metal artworks that can be used throughout your home to capture your personal style.
The Many Advantages of Metal
• Metal has been used for decoration ever since man learned how to forge and work with it. Metal has a solid presence and the ability to be turned into such distinctive works of art, as well as functional objects. Metal is used to craft hardware on cabinetry and furniture, metal accessories like wall candle holders, functional pieces like wrought iron wine wall racks, as well as trays, bowls, vases, candlesticks, picture frames and wall art. So there are thousands of ways that metal can be used in the home and you can find pieces that match styles from vintage or Old World to cutting-edge contemporary.
• Metal art and accessories offer hundreds of decorative choices because there are so many types of metal and so many finishes to choose from. Shiny metals like chrome or matte nickel finishes impart a modern feeling, while wrought iron and painted metal evoke an Old World feeling, for example. You can choose from wall grilles, huge metal wall art panels, metal frames and wall mirrors, multi-dimensional metal wall artworks and more. Metal art can be found in more themes, colors, finishes, patterns and shapes than you can imagine.
• Metal art can be used inside or outside the home. Because much of today’s metal art is specially treated for outdoor use, it is as beautiful on a patio or porch wall as it is over your fireplace mantle. Metal art is also a great accent to use on the exterior front of your home if you have a ‘dead space’ where you’d like to add some visual interest and dimension and it is a gorgeous choice for trellises or backdrop for climbing or other plants.
William Cross of WallDecorandHomeAccents.com, is an interior designer who illustrates how simple it can be to use outdoor
metal wall art.