Decorating with Steel
Have you ever considered decorating with steel? Most people think of steel as ugly beams that are used to hold up buildings, but steel can actually be shaped into just about anything, including very beautiful pieces of art. Steel has a very unique look that can be used to create some very pretty pieces of art.
One way businesses use steel as decoration is to leave unfinished steel support beams standing throughout the building. This bare steel has a very industrial look to it, and that works very well for some restaurants, bars, and even art galleries. Leaving the ceiling unfinished so that it shows the steel beams is also an option.
In the home, buying stainless steel appliances creates a very sleek look for a kitchen. Many people love how these appliances look. It’s also an easy way of creating a unified décor in your kitchen—a stainless steel refrigerator, stove, sink, and even dishwasher all match. A stainless steel sink is also easy to clean and doesn’t show as many stains as some ceramic sinks. Don’t forget the steel countertops, either. They’re very easy to wipe off and can withstand spills and other accidents that could stain or dent other types of counters.
Many different pieces of art and other furnishings are made out of steel. For example, there are a number of different steel lamps and light fixtures. These fixtures look great when worked into rooms done in a modern décor. Some are rather reserved and nondescript, while others are very futuristic or look like amazing pieces of art.
You can find just about anything made from steel. There are candle holders, clocks, mirror frames, and vases, all of which can be placed around a room to give it a modern look. Of course, steel decorations aren’t going to look right in a number of homes. If you’re going to use steel in your décor, you’ll have to go with a modern or even very futuristic décor.
Artists also occasionally use steel in their artwork. They may use very fine sheets of steel and shape them into delicate items, while others might use large beams of steel to create outdoor sculptures that stand out as landmarks. Even the steel used in building buildings doesn’t have to be plain, straight beams—they can be curved or otherwise made to look decorative while still providing the building with the support it needs.