How to use Faux Iron Decorative Grilles

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They can make a pretty nice backdrop to professional photos, too!

Open floor plans are what everyone is looking for right now. Understandably so, because they provide open sightlines, utilize square footage, and let natural light flood the room. With a family though, trying to use an open room utilized for different activities though can be too loud. Designating rooms to use in a large, long room can be hard though without the traditional walls to create these.  Solid walls and doors can either take up too much space or ruin the openness perks of a room. Our favorite way to allocate space in a large area is with room dividers, specifically faux iron ones! These add personality with a unique pattern while allowing light and sight to continue throughout the space. Take a look at some projects we’ve done highlighting these!

iron room dividers between a lounge space and home office

Stylishly dividing a lounge space and home office.

Dining and living room dividers

Separating the dining and living rooms.

Other than their very functional use, faux iron dividers can easily add elegance to any room. In a formal setting, they’re the perfect addition of patterns to add an art interest. They can be mounted virtually anywhere you’re creative enough to think of; this includes ceilings, closet doors, or between wood paneling detail on walls! By adding function and design, they’ll upgrade the sense of worth in a simple room.

Our go-to place to get these items is through Tableaux® Decorative Grilles. (Instagram @tableauxgrilles) They offer a plethora of designs and colors to choose from, perfect for fitting each house’s style. Where do we most often use them? Because they’re great for seamlessly separating spaces, we often use them between a dining or cooking space from the living room next door. If a front door leads right into the living room, placing one between this creates the inviting feeling of an entryway while allowing light from the door into the house. With the ability to customize a lot, they’re easily usable in any space in many ways, really. Maybe you just need to connect a wall partition to the ceiling or close a large opening a little more, too. One of our favorite creative uses we found was creating a focal point to an expensive chandelier by adding detail above it.

Ceiling chandelier detail

Get creative and treat the ceiling as a 5th wall!

An added bonus: we see these on exteriors very often, too! They’re durable and fit in the nooks on exterior walls, hinting at a Spanish style, which does great on Florida homes. They can be the perfect addition to a boring front door’s side panels, too. Have a huge wall of windows? Add some oomph while letting light stream through with fitted iron for the top windows. Even using four square pieces as unique wall art can elevate the space. We’ve found that when effectively incorporated, these grilles will add a high-end feel to many homes. For more ideas, here are some others’ projects that we love using faux iron!

Sheri Bruneau Interior Design Instagram

By Design ltd. Instagram

Henderson Design Studio Instagram

If you’re looking for more unique ways to uplevel your home’s design check out this interesting hardware blog we wrote!

Decorative Hardware

Also, if you love the idea of putting these grilles up as wall art, we have more ideas on how to transform your walls into art here!

Turn Your Wall into Art

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Find It Style It: Farmhouse

So you’ve scoured Pinterest and watched HGTV for countless hours. Time to put together that dream farmhouse look, easy right? Wrong. Now, you don’t know where to go, what wood stains to pick, or what the layout will be. Allow us to provide some easy of mind with a starter farmhouse kit! All these items are found on Wayfair, which is super affordable and has specials running constantly! This mood board will act as a starting place, but while you’re on the website, look under “similar items” or “recently bought together” for further personalization and items.

farmhouse home decor and furniture

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Farmhouse items: click for the link

  1. Sliding Barn door
  2. Flower Vase Painting
  3. Tall Bookcase
  4. Greenery Wreath
  5. Wooden Lamp
  6. Cream Leather Sofa
  7. Orange Throw Blanket
  8. TV Stand

Remember, farmhouse style is all about the sentiment, texture, and natural finishes! Family photos are the perfect decor, and tip: get a fresh bouquet of flowers every week to keep the area fresh! Be careful not to overdecorate, that could lead to difficult cleaning and the room seeming messy. To help style the tall bookcase, check out one of our prior posts: http://acloreinteriors.com/bookcase-styling-tips-from-a-designer/

That post, along with this one with some advice on how to design like a professional ( http://acloreinteriors.com/how-to-avoid-common-interior-design-mistakes/ ) will cause you to be the envy of all your guests! We’re here to help you with this but can’t provide too much from just a blog post. Use any of the below contact information for additional guidance!

farmhouse decor and furniture

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