Rod-Iron Scroll’y’ Accent Pieces & Lighting

I am going to give my hubby some of the credit for giving me the idea to accent my country decor with rod-iron pieces.  When we moved into this new house, I wanted to take my decorating up a notch, meaning I wanted to pull away from having walls full of this, that, and everything that goes with this and that. 😉  I wanted this home to look warm and cozy which of course country decor definitely invokes but I wanted to be really careful and not fill every available bare wall and tabletop with a plethora of ‘foofoo’ <~~~hubby’s word for random decor pieces~~~.  At first I was a little afraid of the rod-iron.  But, now that I’ve incorporated it into almost every room in some way in our home, I love it.  I feel as if I’ve been able to keep the warm and cozy feel of our home intact with a bit of sophistication thrown in for good measure. 🙂  I will show you how and where I’ve incorporated said scrolly’s’…but first, let me explain a bit of how I came to utilize said pieces.

When we where choosing accents for this new home with our builder, we chose oil-rubbed bronze for all of our light fixtures and door hardware.  I didn’t know it when we were making those choices, but, they provided us a wonderful pallet with which add our dark furniture and later those rod-iron scrolly pieces. 🙂  In addition, we had chosen this gorgeous mirror for over our fireplace and its design inspired me greatly (hubby picked the mirror btw…he has a great eye).


Our builder provided the lighting over the kitchen island as an upgrade so in turn that provided us with the style that we took through the kitchen, into the dining room, and ultimately into the foyer.


We only purchased the island lights from our builder, my hubby found the other 4 accompanying fixtures online and purchased them that way (for a good bit less than we would have paid via our builder) and he installed them himself.

Here is the light fixture that hangs over the kitchen table:



Here is the light fixture that hangs over the dining room table:


And this is the light fixture that hangs in the foyer.  I had to look away when the hubby was up on a huge ladder installing this puppy…talk about precarious! Whew!!




The hubby installed one more light fixture and that was in our living room:


As you can see, all of the light fixtures are the same style and once installed really pulled the entire lower level together.

In addition, I chose a couple of lamps that I felt paired nicely with the light fixtures…



And we refurbished this floor lamp which is metal…


And this is a light that sits in one corner on the kitchen countertop:


Now, onto how I came to start using the rod-iron scrolly accent pieces.  The very first place with which we utilized some scrolly’s’ was at the top of our staircase.  You can see that space from wherever you are located in our family room and kitchen areas and it looked nekkid up there.  My hubby is the one that came up with the idea to put two scrolly pieces together to make one large wall unit.



I love the look of that and little did my hubby know…he had created a monster! I will now show you where else I’ve placed these scroll’y’ accent pieces throughout our home. They add just a little somethin’ somethin’ to the space in which they reside…

The dining room:


The foyer:


The living room:



The family room:


Here are some examples of how I’ve used pieces in our bedrooms:


I’ve also used black and oil-rubbed bronze metal pieces for sconces, wreath hangers, shelves, and as accents on wreaths. In addition, I’ve utilized some in lanterns and other table top candle holders to augment the wall pieces…Here are a smattering of examples:




I am quite happy with how incorporating what one might construe as a cold accent piece into a warm surrounding upped my entire design theme throughout the house. 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**