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Bay windows are beautiful spaces in a home that can be perfect for a relaxing night of reading or just right for pondering.  During a nice day, it’s a good spot to bask in some sunshine.  Add the perfect touch to your beautiful bay windows with a nice set of curtains and drapery medallions.  The positioning of the windows may look a bit daunting, since there is more than one panel to tend to, but with the right approach and the right drapery medallions, the task can be just as easy as working with a regular window.

If your bay window has seats, make sure to choose a set of curtains short enough to graze the seats.  Otherwise, you can opt for full-length curtains that hang to the floor.  Drapery medallions make the task of hanging your curtains 100 times easier than traditional curtain rods and add an additional touch of flair and aesthetic value to your bay window area.  To vie our full line of drapery medallions for bay windows, visit our online showroom at


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Spring is starting to show it’s signs throughout the country, a welcome sign to many in the north that have dealt with unbearable cold and record setting snowfall totals.  As the robins invade and crocus pop through the ground, many people are planning their gardens and outdoor area for the spring and summer of 2014.  One of the hottest trends in outdoor design is garden rooms.  Garden rooms can be incredibly simplistic to overly luxurious, but all aim to bring the indoor out and provide an outdoor area to relax, meditate and entertain.

Garden rooms generally feature some type of awning top and four sides, although the styles can vary greatly.  Simplistic garden rooms can involve something as easy as four posts with curtain walls and a curtain top while luxurious garden rooms, like that pictured, can feature more intricate details and style.  Regardless of your budget and space constraints, aim to create a garden room that will be a place where you will be comfortable and tranquil.

Choosing curtains and drapery hardware for your garden room should be one of the most important factors of planning your outdoor garden room.  Choose a curtain and/or awning that is weather resistant and will be able to withstand a few summer seasons of heat, sun and rain.  This also holds true for drapery hardware.  Select a hardware that is made of weather resistant materials that will allow for multiple seasons of outdoor use.

When used in an outdoor garden room, drapery medallion can add some pizzazz to your design.  Our lines of drapery medallions come in many styles and you are sure to find a medallion suitable for your particular needs and liking.  Weather resistant and perfect for outdoor garden rooms, the full line of drapery medallions  available at also come in many projections and finishes for custom projects!

outdoor drapery rods 1Memorial Day weekend, the kids are getting out of school and everyone is busy planning their fun summer activities!  Spending time outside is a rite of passage of the summertime and in recent years the outdoor living room has emerged as a popular home design trend.  An outdoor area can consist of anything from an outdoor patio with a table and chair set to elaborate outdoor living areas that include feature furniture, outdoor drapes and hardware and other décor items.

Outdoor drapery and hardware are also gaining in popularity.  If you haven’t discovered this outdoor accessory yet, they serve multiple purposes.  Use them to divide a large outdoor area into smaller, separate spaces when you are entertaining guests as it creates a cozy atmosphere. Hanging curtains will give you more cooling shade on sunny days.  It will also help to prolong the life of your outdoor furniture.

As great as outdoor drapes can be there are a few things you must be aware of prior to using them in your outdoor living room.  Due to being exposed to the elements for prolonged periods of time it is important to choose not only drapes that are weather resistant, but also drapery rods and other necessary hardware.  Be sure to use drapery hardware that is specifically designed to be used in outdoor situations.  Metropolis Iron’s large line of outdoor drapery medallions and hardware will stand the test of time in even the harshest weather that summertime can throw it’s way!

Selecting Outdoor Drapes and Drapery Hardware

Posted by Misti On February 18th

One question we get often here is Metropolis Iron is, “How can I produce and hang outdoor draperies that are above and beyond the ‘norm.’”  Surprisingly this isn’t a very difficult task.  With more and more homes choosing to opt for an outdoor living room or outdoor living area, the options for outdoor drapes and drapery hardware have grown.

There are many fabric options available for outdoor drapery, though the most popular is produced by Sunbrella and is guaranteed to last at least 5 years.  Some tips to keep in mind while looking for outdoor fabric:

  • Decisions, Decisions:  With so many choices, it may be hard to make a final decision on your fabric.  Look for a design and color that compliments your outdoor living area or the natural tones in your yard.
  • Shop Around:  Look for the best quality and best warranty, don’t make your decision based soley on price.  Read product reviews and be sure you are dealing with a reputable company.

After you have your draperies selected, you are ready to choose an outdoor drapery hardware solution.  Metropolis Iron’s full line of outdoor drapery hardware and outdoor drapery medallions are forged from aluminum which is durable, non-corrosive and able to withstand even the harshest outdoor climates.  From drapery rods to medallions, our outdoor line incorporates some of the hottest designs including rustic, classic, contemporary, coastal, and more.


Drapery Hardware for Outdoor Living Areas

Posted by Misti On September 3rd
Metropolis Iron's Line of Outdoor Drapery Hardware is Made from Non-Corrosive Aluminum

Metropolis Iron's Line of Outdoor Drapery Hardware is Made from Non-Corrosive Aluminum

Outdoor living spaces add an elegant and luxurious area to your home.   Patios, lanais, porches and gazebos offer relaxing areas to unwind and entertain.  Outdoor curtains displayed with outdoor drapery rods or outdoor drapery medallions will make your lanai or porch more inviting to relax in as they provide added privacy and tranquility. They are the perfect addition to the popular area of your Florida home.

With the artful combination of outdoor drapery and outdoor drapery hardware, you can transform your outdoor living spaces into a space worthy of design portfolios.  Other than its decorative function, outdoor curtains and hardware also have some practical functions for your outdoor living spaces. They can provide privacy, as well as shade and protection from the elements not only for you but even for your deck furnishings. They can prevent sun damage to the fabrics of your deck chairs and sofas.

Outdoor curtains can be grommet curtains, tab top curtains or rod pocket curtains that are the ideal curtain style for outdoor living spaces. They can be coordinated with your other décor and furnishing to create that perfect outdoor retreat.

There’s a fabulous selection of outdoor fabrics available but not so much in the area of outdoor drapery hardware.  Metropolis Iron, Inc. has developed their own line of outdoor drapery hardware because of the high demand from interior designers for decorative and functional outdoor drapery hardware.  Don’t think you are stuck using a pvc pipe to display your beautiful drapery panels.  For more information on outdoor drapery hardware please contact us through our website.  Our line of outdoor drapery hardware and outdoor drapery medallions is so new that we don’t even have it on our website yet.