Vertical Metal Wall Art – This trendy look hearkens back to retro-inspired mid-century style, often utilizing repetitive images like sunbursts or flying birds to dramatic effect.
Our selection of metal art extends to the far ends of the style scale, from abstract patterns to homespun flora and fauna designs. While many of our designs are finished in classic metallic like gold, silver, bronze and rust, there is actually quite a wide range of colors available.
Don’t be fooled by its durable appearance however. Most metal wall art is designed with weight in mind too, so that it can be hung just like any other artwork without the aid of special brackets.
Cast Iron Wall Plaques
Formed by pouring molten iron into a sand mold, cast iron plaques are sturdy silvery gray art adornments that may be used either indoors or out. Our selection includes both ornate, highly detailed pieces and those that might be best paired with another wall art item. Hung outdoors cast iron will naturally patina.
The cast iron plaques do not have mounting tabs or holes. Because of their weight they are normally hung over sturdy screws that are securely fastened into wood. If you desire, holes can be drilled for hanging with a standard drill or drill press using a slow even pressure.
Cast iron is silver/gray in color and can easily be rusted or painted to match your décor. If left out, bare cast iron will rust on its own just from the moisture in the air. For more information on finishing cast iron please consult – Instructions for finishing cast iron.
Large Wall Decor
Large walls need large wall decor and metal wall hangings offer a great solution to fill up a large, flat wall. Our selection of large wall decor pieces are grand in scale and will lend a stunning presence to residential and commercial interior settings. Produced in stamped or forged metal these pieces are a wonderful way to add dimension, depth, and interesting detail to your room.
Long Metal Wall Art
Swirls and curls of richly finished metal that form plaques and grills, friezes, swags and scrolls to add ornamentation to any empty space. Airy yet substantial, these graceful additions pair well with other artwork but can hang alone with ease. Go ahead, start with one…others will follow you home.
Outdoor Wall Art
We are often asked if our selection of metal wall plaques and decorative pieces can be used outdoors. The answer is: certainly and beautifully! From sculptural butterflies on a garden fence to old Sol on a courtyard wall, the addition of metal art enhances the beauty of outdoor living spaces in much the same way a soothing watercolor anchors the components of a guest room.
But there are a few things you should know about the effects of sun, wind and water on your exterior artwork; choosing the appropriate material based on your placement preferences can make all the difference.
Copper, most often used for roofs, rail caps and temperature gauges, is durable and develops a natural green patina when exposed to the elements. Aluminum is both rust-free and lighter than iron – a fastening bonus – but can oxidize in sea air. Ferrous metals, such as iron or mild steel, will indeed rust unless coated with lacquer, acrylic or polyurethane clear coat.
For the most part, metal wall art should be mounted, when possible, protected from direct sun light, and rubber washers or bumpers between the piece and the mounting surface will prevent paint scratches or discoloration.
Inspect all outdoor metal artwork routinely for dirt and corrosion, clean and dry thoroughly, re-apply protective barriers if necessary. You’re a rock star if you’re this familiar with heavy metal!
We also salute the purist homeowners who view rust as a must and let nature just take its course. These bold thinkers add artful interest to potting sheds, retaining walls, pool decks and boat houses, as well as infusing their gardens with whimsy.
Pioneers of “when in doubt, put it out” will find a myriad of tarnish trainable applications at Iron Accents…in dimensions that range from delicate to dramatic. Whatever your inspiration let us show you around the Wall Décor categories on our website, or visit us in person at the showroom.
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