Address Plaques and Drapery Medallions - Iron Works

PlainDraperyMedallionIf you are planning to decorate the windows of your home with something colorful and modern, patterned curtains may be just what you are looking for.  Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you choose what type of drapes to adorn the windows of your home!

Patterned curtains are the best way to add decorative detail to a neutral room.  The pattern makes a focal point without overpowering the room of your home.  Think about the scale of the window treatments.  Putting a small curtain on a large window is like putting on pants that are too short.  It just looks funny.  A large window can handle a large bold pattern.  For drapery panels, hang the curtains close to the ceiling to make to fool the eye into thinking that the window in your home is even much larger.

Remember to measure so that you have a generous amount of fabric that creates more appeal in the room of your home using a constant pattern that draws attention to the beautiful window in your home and the details.  If the room of your home is a busy room, you can still use patterned curtains.  The idea is to keep the pattern subtle and tiny.  This way you will get the added benefit of texture and pattern, but it won’t fight with the business of the room.

Additionally, use a plain, dressed down drapery medallion.  An elaborate designed medallion, will get lost in the pattern of your drapes.  Choose a plain medallion that compliments your patterned drapes.  Our design lines at Metropolis Iron include many beautiful medallions, that won’t take away from your drapes, yet enhance the overall look of your window treatment.

There are plenty of choices when it comes to texture, style and color in patterned curtains for your home.  It’s just a matter of narrowing down your choices and then picking curtains and drapery medallions that compliment the style of your home!

 

 

DraperyMedallionsSwarvorskiCrystalsDesigners are you tired of those plain, traditional drapery medallions and rods?  Are you looking for drapery hardware that will add elegance, sparkle or pizzazz to your window treatment design?  Metropolis Iron’s line of dazzling drapery medallions will help you provide drapery medallions for window treatments that are both elegant and unusual, not found from any other source.

Some of our dazzling drapery medallions are inlaid with authentic Swarvorski crystals to add an elegant sparkle to your designs.   Our standard dazzling drapery medallions come in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes to complement the color scheme of any room but custom creations are always welcomed.  Additionally, our dazzling line includes mirrored drapery medallions and medallions inlaid with colored glass stones. Check us out online at www.metropolisiron.net for all medallions that sparkle!

Drapery Medallions for Curved Walls

Posted by Misti On December 10th

Drapery Medallions with a Curved Wall

Curved walls can pose definite issues when trying to create a window treatment. With companies like Metropolis Iron you can have a drapery rod custom bent to the curvature of the wall. However, there aren’t a lot of companies that specialize in fabricating custom drapery hardware or perhaps the budget doesn’t allow for a piece of custom drapery hardware. In either case, it’s necessary for interior designers, drapery workrooms and homeowners to find alternative methods to hang decorative window treatments in rooms that have curved or bowed walls.

Drapery medallions are a perfect solution to the curved wall issue that so many of us run into. Medallions don’t require a straight wall as a drapery rod does and as in the above picture, can create a custom window treatment style and design. Additionally, medallions can be hung to suit any window design such as arch and bay windows. Using drapery medallions creates an element of flexibility and creativity not always available when using standard drapery rods

Metropolis Iron’s line of drapery medallions are perfectly suited for use on curved walls and includes an array of designs, styles, sizes, shapes, and finishes. While browsing our online catalog, if you don’t see a medallion that suits your needs, just ask. We love custom orders! Thanks to HGTV for the great photo!

Great Room Drapery Ideas

Posted by Misti On November 26th

Photo Courtesy of HGTV

More homes are being built with great rooms and large foyers that have high ceilings.  The need for drapery hardware that has the correct projection, size and strength for longer, heavier drapes has become a common request at Metropolis Iron.    These spaces require window hardware that is large, visible and strong.

Metropolis Iron’s extra-large and large drapery medallions are perfect for great rooms and rooms with higher ceilings.  Not only do they provide the strength that longer and heavier drapery panels require, but with a maximum diameters ranging all the way to 10” they stand out from the drapes and the rest of the window treatment.  As they come in a variety of shapes and finishes, large drapery medallions can be used in even in common and custom window treatment designs alike.

Square Drapery Medallions-Dare to be Different

Posted by Misti On October 26th
Square Drapery Medallion

Square Drapery Medallion

When you think drapery medallions, round, simple medallions are probably the first (and only) style medallion or rosette you can think of.  That is probably because it’s almost the only type of drapery medallion, curtain rosette or window treatment holdback that is commonly available on the market.

Metropolis Iron is daring you to think differently for your next window treatment design.  How?   Consider square drapery medallions for your next design project.

Like our extensive line of round drapery medallions, square medallions also come in a range of sizes from extra-small to extra-large.  Square medallions are forged from the same methods quality materials as their round counterparts, ensuring that you are getting a strong medallion that was crafted with quality and care and will stand the test of time.

Square medallions can be particularly useful in design ideas where the curtain involves a square or checkered pattern as they enhance and compliment the shapes represented in the drapes.  General projection for square medallions is 3”, but as with all of our medallion products, custom projections are available upon request.

So, dare to be “square” with Metropolis Iron’s square drapery medallions.

Square Drapery Medallions used in Window Treatment

Square Drapery Medallions used in Window Treatment