A majority of the wall décor you’ll find in stores and online is made of wood, such as shelves, picture frames, and some kinds of sculptures. And such decorations are often fairly inexpensive unless they’re custom-made. But if you’re looking to decorate or re-decorate your home with something a little more fashionable freshly, you shop a little bit for somemetal wall art. This form of décor is pretty self-explanatory: It’s art made of metal that you hang on your wall that often serves no purpose beyond looking pretty (like most stuff people hang on their walls). Then again, most types of wall ornaments have no practical use, so it’s not a downside limited just to the alloy side of the wall fixture world.
Metal art often looks more delicate than wooden art (but it definitely doesn’t feel that way); while any kind of accoutrement made of wood is often a single solid hunk, metal fittings tend to be made using leaner pieces and regularly resembles wrought-iron fences or some kind of strange Gothic steel doily. This is because most living room walls can’t support a thick slab of iron…except, of course, if your home’s walls are made of stone. That being said, if you’re interested in having a piece of iron nailed to your wall, it is best to find out if your wall can actually hold said trappings up. No matter how much you hope and pray, drywall will not sustain a metal wall carving for too long before it goes crashing to the floor, leaving wall fragments and a cavernous hole in its wake. This being said an apartment would probably not be the idyllic place to hang a bulky metal monument due to the fact that the walls are habitually made of such feeble, unsteady material.
Let’s talk about the price, yeah? As with just about anything you can buy, prices will vary a bit for cast wall accessories. For example, you can get some charming metal wall appointments at Target for around $40.00. But if you’re going for something of higher quality, you might want to look elsewhere since Target is fundamentally Wal-Mart in a red jacket. There is a website in particular that specializes profoundly in metal art (but not entirely); their wares are not only beautiful but quite a bit less than what they’d sell for on the market. At the site Wall Decorations And Home Accents, there is a whole section of wrought-iron wall carvings, and the items range from $55.00 all the way up to $229.00. On the whole, such art wouldn’t be sold for less than about $90, so these are quite a deal. And, of course, if you happen to know a metalworker, you could probably have accoutrement made just for you…if you really, really like the Teletubbies, iron-plate versions of all of them can proudly grace your wall.
There is also the alternative of metal wall letters if you can’t find any kind of enhancing or abstract sculpture to stick on your wall, but absolutely need said furnishings to be metal. A great place to find fairly low-cost letters is IronAccents.com, which offers pretty much the cheapest prices you’ll ever find for this kind of product. Wall letters might seem like a more cost-effective idea since metal letters are between $18 and $32, but do keep in mind how many letters you need to buy to spell something. If you want to spell out your six-letter name on your wall with aged iron letter cutouts, this means you’d spend no less than $150. If you want that for your home, then no one is in any position to tell you otherwise…but really, paying a few hundred dollars to spell out your name? Go with the wrought-iron sculptures from the other place.