If you are hoping to create a romantic, airy, shabby chic or garden-style theme in your bedroom, then consider buying a wrought iron headboard or foot board. Wrought iron bed frames are often curvy, decorative frames that look like old English estate gates. They come in a variety of finishes. You also can paint a wrought iron bed to create a certain feel in your room -- the feeling of royalty, for example, with a gold wrought iron bed.
Wrought Iron Gate
Use one large gate or a trio of small gates as a headboard for your bed. You may need to secure the headboard to the wall, depending on how sturdy it is. Look for salvage wrought iron gates at salvage construction stores, thrift stores and flea markets. You can be creative with this look, pairing three small gates of varying styles side by side to create a distinctive headboard.
Gothic Gate Bed
Purchase a headboard and a foot board that incorporate the curves and curls of Gothic architecture. This design will fit well in an elegant, regal bedroom. Look for bed frames that feature the pointed arches that are common in early Gothic architecture. Other frames reminiscent of the Gothic style may feature headboards and foot boards with thin spires.
Wrought Iron Canopies
Purchase a wrought iron bed that has a canopy. The canopy bed adds romance and elegance to a bedroom. You can assemble the bed as it is or you can add thin, gauzy curtains to the canopy. The curtains hang from the wrought iron canopy frame and can fall to the ground. At night, you can close the curtains around the bed to keep out bugs or other creepy crawlies of the night.
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