All styles and types of furniture have long and fruitful histories,which, more often than not, date back to ancient times. The Wrought iron bar stool has a long and appealing evolutionary history which actually predates that of other more modern and contemporary chairs. It is because of this that old and antique furniture, such as these iron stools have been cast aside to the “sidelines” of home decor. there is something indescribably delightful in the pure and simple design of these stools however. the wrought iron design has has a much needed and unprecedented revival in recent years. these alluring and composed pieces of furniture are slowly beginning to regain their popularity in contemporary home decor. below are tips and suggestions to see if Wrought Iron bar stools could make a refreshing and attractive addition to your home!
What exactly are wrought iron bar stools?
Wrought iron bar stools are aptly named so because they are made of wrought iron, a soft and ductile metal that is sure to withstand the test of time. Wrought iron furniture is fairly common nowadays, however it was first used in the ancient roman time to make swords and a variety of other metal tools and instruments.Wrought Iron is a metal iron alloy. This means essentially that it is not a pure iron, but that it is tinged with other metals to give it a rather different texture and property than standard iron would.It has a much lower carbon content compared to other cast irons, which makes it ideal for use in furniture, as it is not as brittle as other standard cast irons.
Slag(a glass like byproduct after the separation of a metal from its ore) is added to the iron to give it a texture similar to that of a wood. This makes it tough yet malleable compared to other metals and is significantly easier to weld together.Likewise, for this reason, most bar stools today are made of wrought iron.
There are literally thousands of different designs for wrought iron bar stools ; and if you are currently searching for the perfect style and design for your home , you will definitely have some fun shopping around for some stylish and superb designs which would definitely spruce up your home.
Wrought iron bar stools are often times used in modern or contemporary styled homes to add both style and fashion to what would otherwise be a common and contrite home decor. These interesting and unique bar stools have a strange capacity to add both style and fashion to any plain interior. Ironically, its ancient beauty and compelling history make it the perfect complement to the modern style home. these bar stools have a certain rawness in design which permeates a sense of nonchalance that makes it appealing to those who have contemporary styled homes. this mysterious inner characteristic is akin to an inexplicable desire for duality between a sleek modern style and a mysterious aged style.
How to choose the right wrought iron bar stools for your home
When choosing a bar stool, the first thing you have to consider is the height of the stool. It is important to keep in mind that the traditional stool does not have a back or arm rest, so it takes some effort to sit on them. Having said that, the wrought iron stools pictured above do in fact have back rests, and some even have both back and arm rests. this is because, as I said before, there are thousands of different styles today, so it is important to keep in mind if you are looking for back and arm rests. It is also important to consider that if you choose the correct height, there should be no balancing issues, and it should not look awkward at all when you are sitting in it. at the perfect height, you will seem relaxed and natural sitting in a wrought iron bar stool. To choose the right height, you must measure the height of the countertop or table you will be using with the stools. Make sure you extra careful in choosing the height of your stool, as it will be the primary factor in the level of comfort when sitting on the stool( I personally recommend that it be 10″-13″ between your seat height and table height).
In addition of the height, you should look for a design that will easily and seamlessly fit into your the overall interior design of your home. there are a large number of designs that you can choose from(Modern Contemporary and European to name a few).After having decided on the height and designs, it is now time to check on the sturdiness and durability of the legs, as well as the longevity of the material used. Check the general firmness of the joints and how exactly the cushions have been upholstered. If you plan on buying your stools online, a general rule of thumb is that you can tell by looking at the stool if it is going to be sturdy(or durable) or not. An ocular check would probably do the trick(if you are not convinced absolutely from what you see from the online pictures, than i recommend you do not make the purchase) and help you ensure the quality of the stool you are going to buy.
Prices of wrought iron bar stools and where to buy them:
Wrought iron bar stools usually range from around one hundred dollars to several hundred dollars. The price however, will be dependent on the intricacy of the design, as well as the materials used. You can buy iron bar stools at your nearest home depot or furniture store, however you will have a much wider selection online such as on amazon(see above picture) or other home goods websites. Buying your bar stools online can be more convenient because of the wider selection, it is more convenient, and it is usually cheaper. You can browse through different sites, and do more in depth comparisons between the stools you like to see which ones fit better with your decor. Often times, when you purchase bar stools online you will get a warranty and free shipping and handling.by