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!



AmericanaDraperyMedallions1 AmericanaDraperyMedallions2Are you feeling patriotic?  How about a little red, white and blue for this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend?  Nothing makes us feel more patriotic than seeing interiors that have been decorated with artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.   All that’s needed to make your home pop with patriotism are some white moldings, bead board, vivid colorful accents, a few flags, folk art, maybe a quilt or two, and, of course, you have to have a Windsor chair in there somewhere.

But what about blending Americana style into your window treatments?  Of course you can use colorful drapes, but don’t you feel there is something else you could do?  We found many clients asking the same questions and created our line of Americana drapery medallions with these design challenges in mind.  Our Americana designs bring you back to a day of Colonial America and help you create a window treatment that stays within the style of the rest of your home design.

Americana is lovely, fresh, summery and so incredibly appealing!  To learn more about out Americana drapery medallions, check us out on the web at


ContemporaryDraperyMedallionWhen looking for that perfect drapery medallion for a design solution many designers can become frustrated attempting to locate a medallion in a specific style.  Metropolis Iron offers the largest selection of custom designed, hand forged drapery medallions including traditional and contemporary medallions.

Our line of contemporary drapery medallions are an ideal solution when an edge of today’s style is needed in a window treatment.  Contemporary medallions can include our unique medallions, dazzling drapery medallions, coastal living medallions, tropical medallions and many more.

The Metropolis Iron line of traditional drapery medallions take designers back to a simpler time.  This line features drapery rosettes and traditional Victorian and other period recreations.

Out traditional medallions work well in classic, simplistic window treatment designs, while our contemporary medallions give a design a bit more pizzazz.