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Inspiring ideas for decorating your wrought iron gates

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As well as the safety and security they provide, wrought iron gates and railings are often quite an impressive sight in their own right – especially considering the varied range of styles you can choose from right here on our own site at SL Wrought Iron. If you want to add just that extra stamp of personality to yours though, there are plenty of ways you can explore! Whether you prefer a classic, ornate look or a modern, minimalist vibe, there are countless ways to adorn your wrought iron gates to enhance their aesthetic appeal. Here are just a couple of our top suggestions!

Greenery options for wrought iron gates

One of the most charming ways (and effective) to enhance the beauty of your wrought iron gates is by incorporating greenery. Adding planters, vines, or flowers can soften the lines of the metal and infuse a sense of natural elegance into the entrance of your property. A few greenery options you might want to consider:

  • Climbing vines: You can train climbing vines such as ivy, jasmine, or bougainvillea to grow along the sides of your wrought iron gates. Any one of them can create a truly stunning visual effect, and add a touch of whimsy to your entrance.
  • Hanging planters: This is one of the most popular ways of integrating greenery into home developments (and no wonder). You can install hooks or brackets on your gates to hang planters filled with colourful blooms or cascading foliage. Not only does that add a pop of colour, but it also brings the eye upward, helping to draw attention to the intricate details of the gate.
  • Potted plants: Another good way to add greenery to your gates is to place decorative pots or urns at the base of your wrought iron gates and fill them with tall, sculptural plants like ferns, palms, or ornamental grasses. Choose plants that complement the style of your gates and the surrounding landscape for a cohesive look.

Illuminate with creative lighting

Ready to look at your metal gates or railings in a different light? You might be surprised at how much even a simple set of lights can transform the look of your wrought iron gates, making them a focal point both day and night. Whether you’re more for subtle ambiance or you prefer a bit more dramatic flair, you’ve got plenty of options here too.

  • Up-lighting: Ground-level spotlights or well lights can help to illuminate the base of your wrought iron gates, casting a soft glow upwards and highlighting their intricate design details. That’s a particularly good option if you’ve chosen a set of gates with detailing like Ribchester, or Barnoldswick.
  • Down-lighting: Mount lights above your gates to shine downwards, creating dramatic shadows and enhancing the texture of the metal. This technique adds depth and dimension to your gates, especially in the evening hours.

Add elegance with address plaques or house numbers

There are few more additions more personal than making a statement with custom address plaques or house numbers. Whether you prefer classic brass plaques or sleek modern designs, even this small detail can elevate the overall look of your entrance.

We’ve got several options to choose from here at SL Wrought Iron, including both house names and house numbers. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to change your house name, both from a physical and a legal perspective, as Good Housekeeping explains. As for choosing the name itself… well, that’s all up to you!

As for us here at SL Wrought Iron, we’ll stick to what we do best, and that’s providing a stunning range of wrought iron gates and railings to choose from – so whatever the style of your home or property, you can always find something to suit you. Our ranges encompass everything from Wilpshire and Chatburn to Longridge and Barnoldswick. Why not take a look around, and see what you can find?