Ideas for Wrought Iron Railings?

Ideas for Wrought Iron Railings?

Janel Laban
Aug 4, 2009

Q: I've been a reader for a long time, and am just now moving into my very first! on my own! apartment. I'd always lived with roommates before so I'm thrilled at the idea of decorating my own place. I love the layout and the open space (its a 1 and 1/2 story loft), but I find myself confused as to what to do with this wrought iron railing. I could possibly see the complex allowing me to re-powdercoat, but I'm not sure I want to go to that much trouble...

....(the taping off, the fumes, the cost, etc).

I had thought about just wrapping fairy lights (christmas twinkle lights) around and allowing that to work as a source of illumination, but am not really that sold on it.

My other option was to find some fabric and just wrap the entire banister, but I'm scared to think of how much fabric would be needed for it.

My plans for the rest of the room(s) will be a mostly neutral palette with some warm gray walls on the back walls, two story black drapes (I'm making) for the windows / patio doors and then I hope to create a huge tree mural on the wall next to the stairs, with white flowers blooming as you walk up.

The upstairs loft area is becoming my reading / office space - I have a TON of books, so there will be a decent amount of stuff clutter going on along the back wall. The downstairs main room is the living space, with my tv and couches.

So I would like to throw it open to the readers, any other suggestions on what to do with the railing?
And/or, if you agree re: the wrapped fabric - color suggestions? Most of what I have in the room will be in the black/gray family, but I plan to punch up the color with throws and pillows and some awesome art.

Sent by: Audrey

Editor: Please share your ideas and suggestions for the railings with Audrey in the comments below...thanks!

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