27 Wrought Iron Looks We Love
Durable and timeless, wrought iron is also incredibly versatile. Get inspired by some of our favorite looks, from lighting to outdoor furniture.
Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
Photo By: Alexandra Ribar
Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Photo By: Christopher Stark
Photo By: Travis J Photography
Photo By: Bernard Andre Photography
Photo By: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo By: Rich Alfonzo
Photo By: Anna Braund
Photo By: Kim Vargo, YellowBrickHome.com
Photo By: Laura Nuss, NotATrophyWife.com
Photo By: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A
Photo By: Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture
Photo By: lovelypeace
Photo By: Cabinet Studio, Inc
Photo By: Photography by Werner Straube
Photo By: Christopher Paul Luker
Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images
Photo By: Nick Johnson
Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images
Photo By: Blackband Design
Photo By: Lori Carroll
Photo By: Getty Images/John & Lisa Merrill
Photo By: Bill Meyer Photography
High ceilings are ideal for installing huge, statement chandeliers like this marvelous, two-tiered wrought iron piece in the HGTV Dream Home 2018. The high contrast of the black metal against the white paint and furniture in this breezy, waterfront great room is especially striking.
Rustic Dining Chairs
With a delicate mesh body, stylish angled legs, and seamless sloping armrests, these wrought iron chairs add an industrial touch to this cutting-edge-meets-farmhouse kitchen. Pelts draped over the back of the chairs contrast with the dark metal for an overall harmonious effect.
Double-Duty Pot Rack
This wrought iron pot rack holds multiple dishes while also functioning as an eye-catching vehicle for herbs and decorative house plants. An incredibly durable metal, wrought iron is perfect for this sort of application, provided it's anchored securely.
Wood + Iron Barstools
Industrial touches, such as these kitchen stools featuring reclaimed wooden seats and curved wrought iron bases, add a rugged touch to this kitchen. Other details such as the chevron pattern of the tile and the farmhouse sink further tie the room together.
See More Photos: Small Home With Big Style
Add Some Color
This whimsical room feels like the first day of Spring with floral wallpaper, blissful hues and a green wrought iron bed. From the crochet swing to the charming decor, this space is sure to make any kid (or adult) feel like they live in a fairy tale.
Simple, Modern Staircase
Not a fan of intricate wrought iron embellishments? This striking staircase might be is for you. The structure figures prominently against the light walls of this room, and the modern, minimalistic style coordinates beautifully with the subtle shiplap effect on the back wall.
See More Photos: Curb Appeal: Modern California Farmhouse
Timeless + Traditional
Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines piled this traditional wrought iron bed high with colorful pillows and cozy, cottage-inspired bedding.
A stunning, wrought iron chandelier makes for an eye-catching focal point in this otherwise simple-yet-stylish dining area.
Who needs a watchdog when a sweet lamb watches over baby in this serene nursery? The traditional iron crib is equal parts functional and stylish — sure to become a family heirloom for future generations of little ones.
See More Photos: 20 Fun Nurseries Fit for the Farm
Forget the Ceiling Fan
Say buh-bye to the living room ceiling fan and hello to a gorgeous, wrought iron hanging light.
Modern Outdoor Chair
One of the best things about wrought iron is its versatility. Pieces can be intricate and traditional or sleek and modern, and still look equally amazing. These mid-century modern, clamshell-style chairs from Yellow Brick Home feature a circular seat and a sleek cantilever base. Take a tip from Kim & Scott of Yellow Brick Home and use liquid car wax to rescue wrought iron furniture in danger of rusting
Replace Wood With Iron Spindles
Details make all the difference when transforming a space. These wrought iron spindles (a DIY project from blogger Laura Nuss of Not a Trophy Wife) give this railing an elegant, traditional feel. Note the charming decorative effect formed by the staggered “knuckles” on each spindle.
Learn How: Install Your Own Spindles
Wood + Iron Chandelier
We love wrought iron chandeliers as statement pieces in just about any room. The simple color palette and understated furniture in this peaceful dining room act as the perfect backdrop for a rustic wrought iron chandelier hung with rope and fitted with candle-inspired lights.
The Look of Stone
There’s something so beguiling and serene about the way this wrought iron structure echoes the pattern of the adjacent stone wall. With an open construction and simple rectangular gate, this barrier defines the space while still allowing light and air to permeate.
Relax in the Garden
Add a whimsical, fairytale touch to your garden with a wrought iron bench like this one which features a semicircle backrest, curved legs and plenty of those delicate, curling shapes for which wrought iron is best known.
Kitchen Pendant Trio
Following the rule of three when designing your home can result in more pleasing spaces, such as this cheery, bright kitchen, featuring three lantern-like wrought iron pendants over the dining table.
Traditional Bedroom Style
Wrought iron can be formed into various intricate shapes, as it becomes pliable and soft when heated during the production stage. However, it also looks lovely when used to create simpler silhouettes, such as a classic four-poster bed frame.
Simple First Impressions
The most beautiful thing about this wrought iron staircase railing is its simplicity. Featuring curved and straight spindles, it contrasts boldly with the white walls and rustic features of the space, such as the wood beams on the ceiling.
Take a Seat
Situated underneath beautiful, vintage sconces, a sweet wrought iron bench offers a place to rest in this home's charming breezeway.
This opulent courtyard features arched doorways and a stunning wrought iron gate flanked by carved wooden doors.
A sweet wrought iron sconce adds old-world flare to this Fixer Upper living room.
Dramatic Kitchen Lighting
There’s no doubt that the wrought iron chandelier shown in this warm, inviting kitchen is the focal point of the room. A stunning, unique piece such as this one makes the biggest impact when positioned in a central location.
Serene Canopy Bed
Canopy beds were formerly used to offer their inhabitants privacy and extra heat in the days when central heating was yet to be invented. Though times have changed, canopy beds remain a popular bedroom choice. This simple wrought iron canopy bed features clean lines and puts the spotlight on the neutral and lavender bedding.
Greet Guests in Style
A front door can say a lot to guests about the kind of person you are and the kind of home you keep. An intricately-decorated wrought iron and glass door such as this one makes a big statement and invites visitors to enter and explore the rest of your (likely pristine) home.
Rockin' + Sippin'
These rocking chairs accomplish something truly special by marrying a traditional rocking chair silhouette with the beauty of durable wrought iron. Stunningly sparse, these chairs keep the function and feel of this classic chair style while adding a touch of interest to a patio or porch.
A Touch of Goth
This eccentric homeowner incorporated surprising decor elements, like this wrought iron spider web railing, throughout his home, infusing his quirky personality into his favorite spaces.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Wrought iron can be used indoors and out with the proper coating to protect it from the elements. The snaking details of this garden gate look like something out of a fairy tale, and the open structure of the barrier allows easy views of the vibrant garden beyond.