Ever wondered why some homes feel a little cozier, more inviting than the others? It isn’t a question of having a sprawling space, the latest home entertainment system to impress guests, or a set of furniture in every room in the house that seems straight from a stylish brand’s catalog. Guests generally feel more comfortable in homes that project a lived-in feel—proof that the homeowners themselves, more than anyone else, embrace and enjoy living in the confines of their own homes.
If you’re looking to add a certain cozy, rustic charm to your abode, consider bringing in wrought iron pieces to your living and dining areas, den, foyer, and bedroom. Wrought iron furniture and decor effortlessly evoke timeless elegance and boast durability that your family can enjoy for decades. If you’re worried that wrought iron pieces won’t go well with your existing furniture items that are more streamlined and modern in appeal, all you have to do is edit a little and creatively mix and match.
If you have a seamless sofa in a neutral color in the living area or den, you can spice it up by punctuating it with identical small wrought iron accent tables for holding odds and ends. Meanwhile, a bland dining room and foyer can benefit from decorative and functional wrought iron console tables, which you can jazz up with picture frames and tchotchkes from your travels. Wrought iron tables usually have iron bases with tabletops that are made of glass, solid wood, marble, and even iron for a total rustic impression. The wrought iron tables’ finishes and color—aged pewter, bronze, ivory, to name a few—can be customized to your liking.
If you wish to dress up a nondescript wooden coffee table, try topping it with a couple of wrought iron decor, like candleholders or vases, to instantly lend “soul” to it. Choose wrought iron decor that are interesting in forms or designs, so that they could also serve as conversation starters for when you have new guests over. Decor made of wrought iron always feel like they’ve been around for a long time—as opposed to trendy home accents that easily go out of style—that they can be mistaken for precious pieces inherited from your grandparents.
Bedrooms are another area to showcase wrought iron furniture. There may be a lot of cheaper kinds of beds available in the market nowadays, but wrought iron beds are definitely far more superior than these alternatives. Since you spend a third of your life in bed, might as well invest in a sturdy, timeless wrought iron kind that you’d be glad to retire and wake up in every single night and day.
Now that you’ve incorporated wrought iron furniture pieces into your home, it’s time to spruce up your windows. Probably the easiest, most inexpensive way to incorporate coziness to uninviting interiors is to add wrought iron curtain rods. These go well with both printed and plain curtains. What makes wrought iron curtain rods a great addition to your home is that its ends come in a wide variety of designs (leaf, fleur de lys, star, pinecone, etc.) to suit different home styles and seasons. Small details like these surprisingly round off a home’s coziness and polished appeal.
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