Updating the Kitchen with Wrought Iron Shelves
The look of wrought iron is timeless. It fits well with virtually all décor types, from old Victorian to French country. It is also very versatile; it looks great in its original dark metal color but accepts paint easily to coordinate with any color scheme. It can also be repainted when the design theme changes, avoiding the need to purchase new furniture. Here are some ideas for updating the kitchen with wrought iron.
Wrought Iron Baker’s Racks
Perhaps a quintessential part of the modern and old fashioned kitchen, the baker’s rack is suitable for such a wide variety of applications that it seems hard to live without. For a modern looking kitchen a baker’s rack is an ideal place for the microwave, telephone and charging stations. Spruce it up with fresh cut flowers and small knickknacks, or use it to hold recipe books and family photos for a personal style that is also practical.
Wrought Iron Shelves
Used as standing organizers or mounted to the wall, wrought iron shelves offer the ultimate in kitchen organization and artistic beauty. Spices, candles, decorative elements and even kitchen utensils can be placed on a shelf. Shelves are typically made entirely of wrought iron, but sometimes the brackets alone are wrought iron and the shelf is made of wood or glass. This versatility allows them to match many décor types without detracting from the overall look.
Wrought Iron Plant Stands
There is nothing quite so breathtaking as fresh greenery overflowing from potted plants, leaves and foliage draping down the sides of ornate wrought iron plant stands. Particularly suited to the kitchen herb garden, plant stands can be sized down to hold an individual plant on each level or to accommodate a number of plants on one of multiple shelves. Wrought iron is sturdy, making it ideal for the moist conditions that potted plants can bring.
No matter the style of kitchen furniture, wrought iron is sure to add elegance and practical beauty to the kitchen design. Sturdy, versatile and easily adapted to different themes, wrought iron can find a place of honor in every kitchen.